AAWE, Economics Dept, New York University, 19 W 4th St, 6Fl., New York NY 10012aawe@wine-economics.org

AAWE Working Paper No. 110 – Business

 

AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF CLUSTERS, KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE,
AND THE CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUE

Jeremy Galbreath, Des Klass and David Charles

Abstract

This study explores the climate change issue in the Tasmanian wine cluster. Following cluster theory, we predict knowledge exchange on climate change is widespread in the overall cluster, while component knowledge on climate change is exchanged more readily than architectural knowledge. We also predict knowledge exchange on climate change is more widespread within sub-clusters than between them. Using network analysis and a quantitative approach, all three hypotheses are rejected. A discussion of the findings and their implications is presented along with future research directions.

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