Call for Papers
For “The Business of Wine”
The Inaugural Wine Business Research Symposium
Newcastle, Australia 7th and 8th of December 2009
Wine Industry Research Collaborative
CENTRE FOR INSTITUTIONAL AND ORGANISATIONAL STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA
We are pleased to announce the Inaugural Wine Business Research Symposium. The Symposium is being hosted by the Wine Industry Research Collaborative as part of the Centre for Institutional and Organisational Studies, University of Newcastle. The prime objective of this interdisciplinary colloquium is to bring together practitioners and scholars from the social sciences and humanities interested in wine regions, wineries and other wine-related entities and activities.
The symposium will incorporate a keynote address and will also feature research paper sessions and panel presentations. Panel presentations will focus on issues of research and industry importance, and will be led by discussants. Papers are sought from a wide range of participants. It is expected that papers will address issues such as, but not limited to, the impact of environmental considerations on business strategy, knowledge flow in wine regions, innovation, wine clusters and networks, links between entertainment, tourism and wine activities, contextual and historical influences on wine activities, sustainability in wine regions and activities, and the role of public policy and other regulatory institutions.
Hunter Wine Region
The University of Newcastle is proximally located to one of Australia’s wine producing regions - the Hunter Valley in New South Wales (NSW). In the Hunter the first wineries were established in the 1820s and today about 4,000 hectares of land are used for growing wine. 35,000 tonnes of Hunter Valley grapes are crushed each year, coming from about 150 wineries. The Hunter is promoted as a “wine of high quality region”, and is home for a large number of very small vineyards and wineries which are summed up best under the expression ‘boutique’. The actors in the valley grow grapes, produce wine and/or offer tourist facilities. The wine is mainly sold at the vineyard through cellar door sales or through the internet, and almost half of the wineries export at least some wine overseas.
Procedure for Paper Submission
To submit your paper for review for inclusion in the symposium programme:
1. Submit an MS Word file, double-spaced in Times New Roman 12-pt font to the conference email address WBRS2009@newcastle.edu.au
2. Papers must reach the convenor by October 1st, 2009.
3. The first page of your paper should be a title page including the names and affiliations of all authors, and full contact details of the corresponding author. Include an abstract of between 300 and 400 words on the second page. The main text of your paper should begin on page three and no author identifying information should be included from this point. Papers should not exceed 6000 words.
4. Indicate on the second page of your paper, after your abstract, whether your paper is a competitive paper or working paper.
5. Papers will be reviewed using a blind procedure. Therefore author identifiers should not appear in the main body of the paper.
6. All papers will be evaluated based on the following criteria: scientific merit, relevance to the future of the world of wine, and ability to generate interest and discussion.
7. We reserve the right to assign submissions to session formats.
8. All accepted full papers will be published in the Symposium CD with an ISBN.
Selected best papers will be reviewed for possible publication in the International Journal of Wine Business Research.
Registration and Program
Advance registration is required. A discounted rate is available for early bird registrations. Registration requires the completion of the form below.
Rebecca Mitchell Rebecca.email@example.com
Robert Imre Robert.Imre@newcastle.edu.au
Brendan Boyle Brendan.Boyle@newcastle.edu.au
Shaun Ryan Shaun.Ryan@newcastle.edu.au
Anne Buchmann Anne.Buchmann@newcastle.edu.au
Dr Rebecca Mitchell
Dr Rob Imre
Newcastle Business School
University of Newcastle
Facs: +61 (02) 4921 6911 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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