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Social Sustainability in the Global Wine Industry

Concepts and Cases

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  • Unlike most research that focuses on environmental sustainability in the wine industry, this book examines the social aspect of sustainability in the industry
  • First book to offer a global perspective of social sustainability in the wine industry.
  • Presents case studies, literature reviews, and empirical studies

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Table of contents (13 chapters)


About this book

This book examines the social dimension of sustainability in the wine industry.  Social sustainability focuses on people and communities.  Contributors explore topics such as philanthropy, poverty, natural disasters, communication, and wine tourism from a global perspective using research and case studies in developed and developing countries.  This edited book provides researchers, academics, practitioners and students with varied perspectives of social sustainability in the global wine industry. 


“I am pleased to recommend this book as a useful guide for understanding the latest issues in the wine industry regarding sustainability and social action. This is the first text to focus on both sustainability and social action, which have been inherent in the wine sector but rarely available for students to study and learn them from a range of internationally known authors.” (Professor Larry Lockshin, University of South Australia, Australia)

“This is a very useful book for anyone who does research and/or teaches in wine business, especially around the topic of sustainability. Filled with many interesting examples, stories, and tips.” (Dr. Liz Thach, MW, Distinguished Professor of Wine & Management, Wine Business Institute, Sonoma State University, USA)

“A useful guide with great international examples from different fields of the wine business which underlines the importance of social responsibility.” (Professor Dr. Gergely Szolnoki, Geisenheim University, Germany)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand

    Sharon L. Forbes, Tracy-Anne De Silva

  • Sonoma State University, Sebastopol, USA

    Armand Gilinsky Jr.

About the editors

Sharon Forbes is Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Lincoln University, New Zealand.

Tracy-Anne De Silva is Senior Lecturer in Accounting at Lincoln University, New Zealand.

Armand Gilinsky, Jr. is the F.J. Korbel Professor of Wine Business at Sonoma State University, USA. He is editor of Crafting Sustainable Wine Businesses: Concepts and Cases and founding editor of the Wine Business Case Research Journal.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Social Sustainability in the Global Wine Industry

  • Book Subtitle: Concepts and Cases

  • Editors: Sharon L. Forbes, Tracy-Anne De Silva, Armand Gilinsky Jr.

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Palgrave Pivot Cham

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-30412-6Published: 09 December 2019

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-30413-3Published: 22 November 2019

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVIII, 204

  • Number of Illustrations: 5 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Sustainability Management, Industries, Entrepreneurship, International Business

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