Wine Industry Working Group

The UNE Business School is located in the heart of one of Australia's newest wine regions, New England Australia. With longstanding research, teaching and consultancy profiles in Agricultural Economics, Econometrics, Political Economy and Business Studies, the UNE Business School is in a unique position to engage with the wine industry, locally, nationally and internationally, across a range of activities. The Wine Industry Working Group has been formed to sharpen this position.

Research

The UNE Business School produces high quality applied research pertaining to various aspects of the wine industry. This includes studies of international market trends, legislative and governance frameworks, business sustainability and the wine industry's contribution to Australia's regional economies. Examples of this research are available below.

Date Author(s) Title Publication
2017 Gow, J., Dutton, J. and Grant, B. Family ownership, wine classification systems and wine marketing: First Families of wine, Australia. Paper presented at the 11th Annual meeting of the American Association of Wine Economists, Padua, Italy, 28 June-2 July.
2016 McFarlane, J., Grant, B., Blackwell, B. and Mounter, S. Combining amenity with experience: Exploring the hidden capital of a winescape experience.

Tourism Economics, 23(5), 1076-1095.

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1354816616665754.

2016 Lock, P., Mounter, S., Moss, J. and Fleming, E. Winery Reputation in Explaining Wine Clusters: A Spatial Analysis of Hunter Valley Wine Producers

Paper presented at the 60th Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Annual Conference, Canberra, 2-5 February.

2015 Grant B., Mounter, S., Fleming, E., Griffith, G. and Villano, R. The Australian wine industry at the crossroads: A Comparison of Performance Across Major Wine-Exporting Countries in 2000

Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 21(1), 3-25.

2015 Mounter, S. Fleming, E., Moss, J. and Griffith, G Do clustering benefits exist for Australian firms producing high quality wines? Paper presented at the 59th Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Annual Conference, Rotorua, 10-13 February
2014 Fleming, E.,  Mounter, S., Grant, B., Griffith, G. and Villano, R. The New World challenge: Performance trends in wine production in major wine-exporting countries in the 2000s and their implications for the Australian wine industry

Wine Economics and Policy, 3(2), 115–126.

2014 Fleming, E., Mounter, S., Grant, B., Griffith, G. and Villano, R. The New World challenge: Performance trends in wine production in major wine-exporting countries in the 2000s. Invited paper at the 2014 Asia-Pacific Productivity Conference, 8-11 July, Brisbane.
2014 Fleming, E., Mounter, S., Grant, B. and Griffith, G.

"Can we explain variations in winery ratings in Victoria?"

Australasian Agribusiness Review, Vol. 22, Paper 1.
2014 McFarlane, J., Mounter, S. Grant, B. and Fleming, E.

Economic Impacts of Viticulture and Winemaking in the Central Ranges Zone of New South Wales.

Paper presented at the 58th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Annual Conference, Port Macquarie, February 4-7.
2014 McFarlane, J., Morales, E., Mounter, S., and Fleming, E. Economic Trends in the Australian Wine Industry. Paper presented at the 58th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Annual Conference, Port Macquarie, February 4-7.
2014 Grant, B., Fleming, E., Griffith, G. and Mounter, S. Collective action in the value chain: A conceptual framework for analysis and policy for the Australian wine industry. Paper presented at the 58th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Annual Conference, Port Macquarie, February 4-7.
2014 Fleming, E., Griffith, G., Mounter, S. Grant, B. Applying a 'chain goods solution' to decisions to fund R&D in the Australian wine value chain. Paper presented at the 58th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Annual Conference, Port Macquarie, February 4-7.
2013 Grant, B., Fleming, E.,  Mounter, S., McFarlane, J. and Griffith, G. Collective Action in the Value Chain: a Conceptual Framework for Analysis and Policy for the Australian Wine Industry. Enometrica, Vol. 6,(1).
2013 Bligh Grant, Euan Fleming, Stuart Mounter, Jim McFarlane and Garry Griffith

Collective Action in the Wine Value Chain: A Case Study of Australia.

20th Enometrics Conference, Talca, Chile, 4-7 September.
2013 Fleming, E., Griffith, G. and Mounter, S. Applying a 'chain goods solution' to decisions to fund R&D in the Australian wine value chain. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Wine Economists, 26-29 June, Stellenbosch.
2013 McFarlane, J., Mounter, S. Grant, B. and Fleming, E. Economic impacts of viticulture and winemaking on employment and income in the Central Ranges Zone of New South Wales, Australia. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Wine Economists, 26-29 June, Stellenbosch
2013 Mounter, S. Griffith, G. and Fleming, E. The creation of an off-premise wine demand index for the USA. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Wine Economists, 26-29 June, Stellenbosch
2013 Fleming, E., Mounter, S. and Griffith, G. Achieving strategic fit in a food value chain: reconfiguring Chopra and Meindl's approach. Paper presented at the 7th International European Forum (Igls-Forum) - (136th EAAE Seminar) on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks, Innsbruck.
2012 Fleming, E., Mounter, S., Grant, B. and Griffiths, G. Losing its competitive edge? Australian Wine Exports in the 'Noughties. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Conference of the American Association of Wine Economists Annual Conference, Princeton University, New Jersey, June 7-10
2012 Grant, B., Dollery, B. E. and Kortt, M. The governance of grapes: The NSW Inquiry into Wine Market and Grape Prices -- An assessment. Paper presented at the 56th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Annual Conference, Freemantle, February 7-10.
2011 Mounter, S., Grant, B., Fleming, E. and Griffiths, G. 2011 Latecomers: Charting a Course for the wine industry in the New England Australia wine region. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 17(3): 301-329. WINNER: John Dickenson Memorial Prize for Best Paper in AJRS, 2011.
2011 Grant, B., Dollery, B. E. and Hearfield, C. New England Australia: What follows from regional status? A comparative, political economy approach. International Journal of Wine Business Research, 23(1): 83-98.
2011 Grant, B. From grape-grower and winemaker to wine tourism operator: An interview with Shaun Cassidy of Merilba Estate Wines, Kingstown Australasian Agribusiness Perspectives, 19: paper # 91.
2011 Wright, S. with Grant, B. Niche-marketing organic wines: Ethical dilemmas and the importance of stewardship as the foundation of sustainable business Australasian Agribusiness Perspectives, 19: paper # 92.
2011 Grant, B., Gow, J. and Dollery, B.E The proposed "Wine Restructuring Action Agenda" and alternative policy options for the Australian wine industry Australasian Agribusiness Perspectives, 19: paper # 93.
2011 Mounter, S. and Sniekers, P. State government assistance to the New England Australia wine industry, 2000-2010 Australasian Agribusiness Perspectives, 19: paper # 90
2010 Gow, J. and Grant, B. Grapegrubbers: The case against wine industry re-regulation Policy 26(3): 26-31.
2010 Grant, B., Gow, J. and Dollery, B.E. Joint submission to Inquiry NSW Parliament Legislative Council Inquiry into Wine Grape Market Prices, October 2010.

Consultancy

The UNE Business School's Wine Industry Working Group includes nationally and internationally renowned researchers wtih decades of experience in producing commissioned work. This work has included:

  • Industry-level analysis
  • Regional economic studies
  • Regulatory frameworks
  • Efficiency studies
  • Marketing and strategy
  • Business development and management

Wine Industry Working Group Convenors

Dr Stuart Mounter, UNE Business School & Bligh Grant, Institute for Public Policy and Governance, UTS

Wine Industry Working Group Members

Professor Euan Fleming, UNE Business School

Professor Garry Griffith, UNE Business School

Professor Brian Dollery, UNE Business School

Professor Jeff Gow, University of Southern Queensland

Professor Rene Villano, UNE Business School

Dr L. Emilio Morales, UNE Business School

Dr Jim McFarlane

Dr Boyd Blackwell, UNE Business School

For more information, please email Wine Industry Working Group.