AAWE 2017 Workshop

Economics of Organization and Integration in the Wine Sector

American Association of Wine Economists
American Association of Wine Economists

Wine producers ranging from small wineries, cooperatives to large companies are facing new organizational challenges to ensure economic success and growth. These challenges relate to globalization, consolidation, maturing markets, climate change, innovation and the reorganization of geographical indications. In order to respond, wine sector organizations need to be innovative and adapt viticultural and enological practices, production systems, management systems, strategic views, marketing, and distribution channels. Our workshop will highlight the specific conditions for and characteristics of cooperatives as well as the effects of vertical and horizontal integration and concentration for the wine industry in general. It will feature presentations including a discussant and a subsequent in depth Q & A. We envision publication of most papers in either the Journal of Wine Economics or the Journal of Wine Economics.

Conference venue will be the newly opened University Club F6 Facility on Campus, overlooking the City of Bozen-Bolzano and with stunning mountain views of the Dolomites. Those participants that plan to attend the AAWE conference will be able to take a 3-hour train-ride to Padua on June 28.