Title: The awakening of the sleeping giant: export growth and technological catch-up of the Argentine wine industry

Authors: Fulvia Farinelli

Addresses: UNCTAD, Division on Investment, Technology and Enterprise Development, Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

Abstract: Argentina represents the fifth world wine producer, ranking immediately after Australia, Spain, Italy and France. However, the export boom of Argentine wines is very recent, and its breadth is still limited with respect to that of other New World producers. The paper analyses the key drivers of innovation lying beneath the performance of the Argentine wine sector and the key changes occurred in the main wine clusters after Argentina started entering the international market. In order to do that, it integrates the cluster approach with the Regional System of Innovation (RSI) framework.

Keywords: wine industry; wine clusters; regional system of innovation; RSI; export growth; technological catch-up; developing countries; Argentina.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTG.2007.014332

International Journal of Technology and Globalisation, 2007 Vol.3 No.2/3, pp.179 - 196

Available online: 02 Jul 2007 *

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