Regional Collaboration with a Focus on Wine Industry Clusters

We have a long productive relationship with people in the Hunter Valley wine cluster which has given us great insight into the culture and values that drive quality and success in this region. We are working with researchers from the prestigious A&M Texas University to explore differences between the 'old world' and 'new world' wine regions.

New world producers are often defined by their industrial approach and wide spread diffusion of technology to develop new cultivars (USDA, 2004).


Old world producers continue to rigidly adhere to the customary gods of "terror" and family traditions of production" (Campbell & Guibert, 2006:240).

Interested in reading more?


Mcintyre J, Mitchell RJ, Boyle B, Ryan S, Ryan S, 'We Used to Get and Give a Lot of Help: Networking, Cooperation and Knowledge Flow in the Hunter Valley Wine Cluster', Australian Economic History Review: an Asia-Pacific journal of economic, business and social history, 53 247-267 (2013) [C1] ABDC 2010 A

DOI: 10.1111/aehr.12022


Mitchell RJ, Boyle B, Burgess J, McNeil K, "You Can't Make a Good Wine without a Few Beers": Gatekeepers and knowledge flow in industrial districts', Journal of Business Research, 67 2198-2206 (2014) [C1] ABDC 2013 A

DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2014.01.007

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