4th Wine & Hospitality Management Workshop

4th Wine & Hospitality Management Workshop - at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy


Due to the Covid-19 sanitary crisis, the Alliance workshop is postponed to 2021



The Faculty of Economics and Management at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano invites you to submit papers to be considered for presentation at the “4th Wine & Hospitality Management Workshop”. We intent to have a small-scale, high-quality workshop, allowing for intense interaction between participants with platform for academics and practitioners alike. All papers will be reviewed by the selection committee. A selection of papers will be published in a special issue. The workshop is intended for presentation of papers-in-progress that can benefit from discussion. Presenters of accepted papers agree to act as discussants.


We welcome submissions on topics of general interest to the wine and hospitality professions. Special consideration will be given to papers on the following topics:

  • Environmental, cultural and socioeconomic issues (climate change, online and expert reviews, wine tourism and hospitality, culinary tourism and restaurants, etc.);
  • Analysis and forecasting of demand and prices for wine and/or restaurants;
  • Investments in the wine and/or restaurants markets (direct/indirect investments, performance indicators, benchmark, valuation, etc.);
  • Marketing, development strategies and supply chain management for wineries and/or restaurants;
  • Organizational and governance issues of restaurants and/or wineries;
  • Optimal design and management of wine lists.


The submission deadline is 29 February 2020.

We welcome full papers and extended abstracts (min. 2,000 words and including information on the research question, data, methodology and primary results).

Please email a PDF

Please email a PDF file with author affiliations and an anonymous PDF file to: gschamel@unibz.it and olivier.gergaud@kedgebs.com 

Authors of accepted abstracts will be informed by mid- March 2020 and are asked to submit a draft of the full paper by June 1st.

After the workshop, selected authors will be invited to submit their full papers for consideration in a special issue of the Journal of Wine Economics. Invited papers will go through the standard double-blind review process. An invitation to submit a paper to the special issue is no guarantee it will be accepted by the editors for publication.


The Wine & Hospitality Management Workshop is an annual event jointly organized by the Alliance for Research on Wine & Hospitality Management created in 2017 by the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Hotel & Tourism Management, KEDGE Business School and the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano. The Alliance aims to promote excellent research in the fields of Wine & Hospitality Management.


The Faculty of Economics and Management at the Free University in Bozen-Bolzano will host the workshop which includes a social program with a conference dinner and an optional wine and hospitality tour after the workshop.

Participants should arrive on Wednesday June 17 to guarantee a full 2-day workshop.


The workshop includes a social program with a conference dinner and post-conference wine and hospitality tour on June 20, 2020. Participants should arrive on Wednesday June 17 to guarantee a full 2-day workshop. 

Download the call for papers

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