Authors: Aurora Carneiro Zen; Jaime Evaldo Fensterseifer; Fréderic Prévot
Addresses: Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Management School, Rua Washington Luis, 855, 90010-460, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. ' Campus Universitário – Bloco 63, University of Caxias do Sul, Rua Francisco Getúlio Vargas, 1130, 95070-560, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil. ' Euromed Management, Domaine de Luminy BP 921, 13009, Marseille, France
Abstract: Although the importance of local/regional factors in firms| international competitiveness has been increasingly recognised, few studies have investigated the relationship between clusters and the internationalisation process of clustered firms. This theme assumes special relevance for industries that are predominantly organised in territorial agglomerations, or clusters, as is the case of the wine industry. The objective of this paper is to identify the resources generated by the cluster and analyse their influence in the companies| internationalisation process. A case study was carried out on two wine clusters: Provence, in Southern France, and Serra Gaúcha, in Southern Brazil. The resource-based theory provides the underlying analytical framework. Both theoretical and practical implications of the results are discussed.
Keywords: internationalisation; clusters; Brazil; France; resource-based theory; clustered companies; local factors; regional factors; international competitiveness; regions; territorial agglomerations; Provence; Serra Gaúcha; business; globalisation; wine industry; alcohol.
International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2012 Vol.8 No.1, pp.30 - 48
Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021
Published online: 15 Nov 2011 *