Advertisement

The Chilean Wine Cluster

  • Alfredo CoelhoEmail author
  • Etienne Montaigne
Chapter

Abstract

Chile is both an established and successful wine country and a highly functioning business wine cluster. The purpose of this chapter is to explain the architecture of the Chilean wine cluster and how it is linked to competitiveness. We argue that the organization of the Chilean wine industry in a cluster establishes a level playing field generating positive externalities and driving success. Following the literature, we explain the cluster as an inter-organizational structure where the key elements include the leading firms, intermediaries, and the capacity of the cluster to solve problems related to collective action. Further, we discuss the influence of institutional arrangements such as public-private partnerships, strategic alliances, and foreign investment in the performance outcomes. The strengths of the Chilean wine cluster are discussed through performance achievements, risks, and cluster resilience.

References

  1. Baritaux, V., M. Aubert, M. Remaud, and E. Montaigne. 2005. Matchmakers in wine marketing channels: The case of French wine brokers. Agribusiness 22 (3, Summer): 375–390.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Becattini, G. 1992. Le district marshallien: une notion socio-économique. In Les régions qui gagnent, ed. G. Benko and A. Lipietz, 37–39. Paris: PUF.Google Scholar
  3. Bell, S.J., P. Tracey, and J.B. Heide. 2009. The organization of regional clusters. Academy of Management Review 34 (4): 623–642.Google Scholar
  4. Bhamra, R., S. Dani, and K. Burnard. 2011. Resilience: The concept, a literature review and future directions. International Journal of Production Research 49 (18): 5375–5393.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Castellaci, F. 2015. Institutional voids or organizational resilience? Business Groups, Innovation, and Market Development in Latin America. World Development 70: 43–58.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Coelho, A., and J.L. Rastoin. 2004. Vers l’émergence d’un oligopole sur le marché mondial du vin? In Bacchus 2005: enjeux, stratégies et pratiques dans la filière vitivinicole, ed. F. D’Hauteville, E. Montaigne, J.-P. Couderc, and H. Hannin. Paris: Dunod/La Vigne.Google Scholar
  7. Cogea. 2014. Study on the Competitiveness of European Wines. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.Google Scholar
  8. Coutu, L.D. 2002. How resilience works. Harvard Business Review 80 (5): 46–55.Google Scholar
  9. Farinelli, F. 2012. Natural resources, innovation and export growth: The wine industry in Chile and Argentina. Maastricht: Maastricht University.Google Scholar
  10. Fensterseifer, J.E., and J.-L. Rastoin. 2013. Cluster resources and competitive advantage: A typology of potentially strategic cluster advantages. International Journal of Wine Business Research 25 (4): 1751–1062.Google Scholar
  11. Giuliani, E., and M. Bell. 2005. The micro-determinants of meso-level learning and innovation. Research Policy 34: 47–68.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. González, M.M., G.L. Andrade, and B.S. Morales. 2014. El gran crecimiento de la industrial del vino chilena. In La Economía del Vino en España y en El Mundo, Capitulo 17, ed. R.C. Lopez and S. Castillo-Valero, 581–623. Cajamar.Google Scholar
  13. Hamel, G., and L. Valikangas. 2003. The quest for resilience. Harvard Business Review 81 (9): 52–63.Google Scholar
  14. Hennicke, L. 2015. Chile wine production 2015, Gain report, no CI 1502, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, Santiago de Chile, March.Google Scholar
  15. Holling, C.S. 1973. Resilience and stability of ecological systems. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 4 (1): 1–23.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Lima, J.L. 2015. Estudio de caracterización de la cadena de producción y comercialización de la agroindustria vitivinícola: estructura, agentes y prácticas, Oficina de Estudios y Políticas Agrarias (ODEPA). Santiago de Chile: Ministerio de Agricultura.Google Scholar
  17. Lobos, G., and J.-L. Viviani. 2010. Description des perceptions des sources de risque des producteurs vitivinicoles. Economie Rurale 316: 48–61.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. Marshall, A. 1920. Principles of economics. 8th ed. London: Macmillan (First edition, 1890).Google Scholar
  19. McDermott, G.A. 2007. The politics of institutional renovation and economic upgrading: Recombining the vines than bind in Argentina. Politics and Society 35 (1): 103–143.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. McDermott, G.A., R.A. Corredoira, and G. Kruse. 2009. Public-private institutions as catalysts of upgrading in emerging markets. Academy of Management Journal 52 (6): 1270–1296.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. Montaigne, E., and A. Coelho. 2012. Structure of the producing side of the wine industry: Firm typologies, networks of firms, and clusters. Wine Economics and Policy 1: 41–53.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. Nalebuff, B., and A. Brandenburger. 1996. La Co-opétition, une révolution dans la manière de jouer concurrence et coopération. Paris: Village Mondial.Google Scholar
  23. Oficina de Estudios y Políticas Agrarias (ODEPA). 2015. Actualización de la Comercialización de Plantas Frutales, Vides y Plantines de Hortalizas en Chile, Ministerio de Agricultura, Asociación Gremial de Viveros de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Diciembre.Google Scholar
  24. Porter, M. 1998. Clusters and the new economics of competition. Harvard Business Review 76 (6): 77–90.Google Scholar
  25. Porter, M.E., and G.C. Bond. 1999. The California Wine Cluster, Harvard Business School Case 799–124, June 1999 (Revised February 2013).Google Scholar
  26. Santelices, B., F. Lund, T. Cooper, and J.A. Asenjo, eds. 2013. Innovacion basada en conocimiento científico. Santiago de Chile: Academia Chilena de Ciencias.Google Scholar
  27. Teece, D.J. 2010. Forward integration and innovation: Transaction costs and beyond. Journal of Retailing 86 (3): 277–283.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. Torres, J.P., J.B. Salvagno, and M. Willington. 2008. Joint-ventures y especializacion productive en la industria del vino en Chile. Estudios Publicos 109: 225–266.Google Scholar
  29. Trejo-Pech, C., R. Arellano-Sada, A.M. Coelho, and R.N. Weldon. 2012. Is the Baja California, Mexico, wine industry a cluster? American Journal of Agricultural Economics 94 (2): 569–575.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  30. Visser, E.-J., and P. de Langen. 2006. The importance and quality of governance in the Chilean wine industry. GeoJournal 65: 177–197.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bordeaux Sciences AgroGradignanFrance
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural EconomicsMontpellier SupagroMontpellierFrance

Personalised recommendations