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Wine and economic development: technological and corporate change in the Australian wine industry


Smith, KH and Marsh, Ian, Wine and economic development: technological and corporate change in the Australian wine industry, International Journal of Technology and Globalisation, 3, (2/3) pp. 224-245. ISSN 1476-5667 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1504/IJTG.2007.014334


The technological upgrading of existing industries is a key source of growth. An example is the Australian wine sector, which has exhibited sustained growth in its firms, output and trade. Growth rests on two technological advances mechanisation of pruning and harvesting, and new grape varieties. Upgrading required a shared strategic vision, a significant support infrastructure of research institutions, new tertiary educational institutions, a network of consultants and suppliers, and a knowledge-promoting tax regime. However the industry failed to build global marketing and distribution, and the creation of a successful innovation system has not been matched by domestic corporate success.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:economic development, innovation, technological change, wine
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Industry economics and industrial organisation
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Technological and organisational innovation
UTAS Author:Smith, KH (Professor Keith Smith)
ID Code:48846
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Australian Innovation Research Centre
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2012-10-17

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