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The Organization of Vineyards and Wineries

  • Douglas W. AllenEmail author
  • Dean Lueck
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Abstract

The Allen and Lueck transaction cost framework (The nature of the farm: contracts, uncertainty, and organization. MIT Press, Cambridge, 2002) is used to examine the organization of vineyards and wine making. The chapter focuses on three important organizational features of worldwide wine production: limited contracting, small vineyards producing high-quality grapes, and the separation of wineries from vineyards in the nineteenth century.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada
  2. 2.Indiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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