Description : This book uses empirically-based analytical narratives to shed light on the development of national wine markets throughout the world.
Description : The Globalization of Wine is a one-stop guide to understanding wine across the world today. Examining a broad range of developments in the wine world, it considers the social, cultural, economic, political and geographical dimensions of wine globalization. It investigates how large-scale changes in production, distribution and consumption are transforming the wine that we drink. Comprehensive background discussion is complemented by vivid case study chapters from a variety of international contributors. Many different countries and regions are covered, including China, the USA and Hong Kong, as are key themes, debates and controversies in contemporary wine worlds. Innovative, up-to-date and interdisciplinary, The Globalization of Wine illustrates the diversity and complexity of wine globalization processes across the planet, both in the past and at the present time. It is essential reading for academics and students in food and drink studies, sociology, anthropology, globalization studies, geography and cultural studies. It also provides a jargon-free resource for wine professionals and connoisseurs.
Description : This book describes the current state of international grape genomics, with a focus on the latest findings, tools and strategies employed in genome sequencing and analysis, and genetic mapping of important agronomic traits. It also discusses how these are having a direct impact on outcomes for grape breeders and the international grape research community. While V. vinifera is a model species, it is not always appreciated that its cultivation usually requires the use of other Vitis species as rootstocks. The book discusses genetic diversity within the Vitis genus, the available genetic resources for breeding, and the available genomic resources for other Vitis species. Grapes (Vitis vinifera spp. vinifera) have been a source of food and wine since their domestication from their wild progenitor (Vitis vinifera ssp. sylvestris) around 8,000 years ago, and they are now the world’s most valuable horticultural crop. In addition to being economically important, V. vinifera is also a model organism for the study of perennial fruit crops for two reasons: Firstly, its ability to be transformed and micropropagated via somatic embryogenesis, and secondly its relatively small genome size of 500 Mb. The economic importance of grapes made V. vinifera an obvious early candidate for genomic sequencing, and accordingly, two draft genomes were reported in 2007. Remarkably, these were the first genomes of any fruiting crop to be sequenced and only the fourth for flowering plants. Although riddled with gaps and potentially omitting large regions of repetitive sequences, the two genomes have provided valuable insights into grape genomes. Cited in over 2,000 articles, the genome has served as a reference in more than 3,000 genome-wide transcriptional analyses. Further, recent advances in DNA sequencing and bioinformatics are enabling the assembly of reference-grade genome references for more grape genotypes revealing the exceptional extent of structural variation in the species.
Description : This collection of essays comprises a number of case studies from key wine-growing regions and countries around the world. Contributors focus on the development of the wine business and its overall importance and impact in terms of the regional and domestic economy and the international economy
Description : Essays argue that the rapid international movement of information, capital, and technology makes new management strategies necessary and offer new perspectives on cross-border economic activity
Description : Presents an illustrated tour of 175 of the author's favorite wine estates, discussing such topics as vineyard ownership history, plantation densities, visitor information, and annual production figures by label.
Description : Multinational companies play a major role in the globalization process and contribute significantly to the creation of wealth in national economies. Today, there are about 82,000 multinational companies which possess 810,000 subsidiaries located across the world. In a rapidly changing environment, multinational companies need to find new management methods to improve their global competitiveness. This volume offers an innovative perspective of managerial practices adopted by multinational companies that operate in the French economy. It highlights the diversity of responses these companies have developed in regard to the challenges of market globalization. The authors examine the complexity of the internal organization of multinational companies, namely the management of headquarters–subsidiaries relationships, but also the performance of partnerships and networks they form with actors from other countries. The contributing authors present the findings of empirical investigations that they conducted on the management of multinational companies and provide explanations illustrated with quantitative data, examples and case studies of companies such as Accor, Alcatel-Lucent, Crédit Agricole, Danone, EADS, GL events, Google, Pernod Ricard, Renault, Groupe SEB and Société Générale.
Description : This book presents 15 original papers and commentaries by a distinguished group of tax policy and tax administration experts. Using international examples, they highlight the state of knowledge of tax reform, present new thinking about the issue, and analyze useful policy options. The book’s general goal is to examine the current and emerging challenges facing tax reformers and to assess possible directions future reforms are likely to take. More specific themes include distributional issues, how to tax capital income, how to design specific taxes (e.g., the income tax, the value-added tax, the property tax), how to consider the politics and administrative aspects of tax reform, and how to combine the separate insights into comprehensive tax reform.
Description : "This work will appeal to students enrolled in wine marketing and business courses, those studying industrial organization, and economists and other social scientists interested in case studies of globalization at work. As well, wine industry participants interested in understanding the reasons behind the recent dramatic developments in the industry will find this book of great value."--BOOK JACKET.