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Social Capital and Entrepreneurship in Emerging Wine Regions

  • Jason Franken (a1), Miguel Gómez (a2) and R. Brent Ross (a3)

This study investigates a hypothesized positive relationship between the number and strength of network ties and the performance of wineries in emerging production regions, which may face different challenges than wineries found in well-established regions. Results corroborate expectations that greater ties to competitors and firms in related tourism food and lodging sectors bolster performance. (JEL Classification: Q130)

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The authors acknowledge funding from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Award Number: 0031130 - Description: 2011-68006-30815. The authors are also grateful for helpful comments from AAWE Conference participants and anonymous reviewers.

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Journal of Wine Economics
  • ISSN: 1931-4361
  • EISSN: 1931-437X
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