Call for Chapters: Sustainability Challenges in the Wine Industry


Bartolomé Marco-Lajara, University of Alicante, Spain
Armand Gilinsky, Sonoma State University, United States
Javier Martínez-Falcó, University of Alicante, Spain
Eduardo Sánchez García, University of Alicante, Spain

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: August 23, 2022
Full Chapters Due: January 15, 2023
Submission Date: January 15, 2023


Growing customer awareness of environmental challenges and strict environmental regulations mean that sustainability has become a business paradigm present in various economic sectors. There is some consensus in considering sustainability as a necessary challenge given the negative externalities generated by organizations to the environment. Thus, although the intellectual background of this debate dates back to the 1950s of the last century, today it is still necessary to make further progress in this direction. In the wine industry, sustainability is an extremely important issue for two main reasons. On the one hand, the industry faces serious threats as a consequence of climate change, as well as water and energy scarcity. On the other hand, proper sustainable management of wineries can mean obtaining a competitive advantage, by allowing to increase market share and organizational innovation processes. In this sense, previous work has shown that customers tend to select wines that have been developed following sustainable practices, despite not knowing what this means in practice. From the producers' point of view, it has been shown that the implementation of sustainable practices improves the quality and economic efficiency of employees. The concept of sustainability in the wine industry is supported by official documents of the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV), defining what sustainable viticulture is, what its guidelines are and its general principles. Similarly, the main wine regions have developed their own national programs in order to implement the principles of sustainability in their territories. In this context, the book aims to answer several research questions: How is sustainability embodied in the wine industry? Are there differences in sustainability between New World and Old World countries? Which aspects of the economic dimension of sustainability can be implemented in wineries? Which aspects of the social dimension of sustainability can be implemented in wineries? Which aspects of the environmental dimension of sustainability can be implemented in wineries? and How can sustainability act as a competitive advantage for wineries? The book is therefore a study, reflection and critique guide to understand how sustainability is implemented in the wine industry in its three dimensions (economic, social and environmental), providing a solid basis for understanding the future challenges facing the wine industry.


The book aims to serve as a guide for study, reflection and critique in order to understand sustainability in the wine industry in its triple aspect (economic, social and environmental). The book sheds light on the new trends and challenges of the wine industry, making it a must-read for academics and managers who want to deepen their knowledge of the wine industry, as well as its link with sustainability. The book, therefore, could become a work of reflection in the field of wine business, as it addresses its renewal and future directions.

Target Audience

● Academicians ● Academic students ● Policy makers ● Winemakers ● Quality and environment managers

Recommended Topics

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ● Sustainability ● Wine tourism ● Wine business ● Wine economics ● Wine marketing ● Consumer behaviour ● Sustainability and Wine Business Environment ● COVID-19 and the Future of Wine Business ● Circular economy ● Green innovation ● Reverse logistics ● Green supply‐chain management

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 23, 2022, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by September 6, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 15, 2023, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Sustainability Challenges in the Wine Industry. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2023.

Important Dates

August 23, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline
September 6, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
January 15, 2023: Full Chapter Submission
February 20, 2023: Review Results Returned
March 25, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
March 30, 2023: Final Chapter Submission


Bartolomé Marco-Lajara
University of Alicante

Armand Gilinsky
Sonoma State University

Javier Martínez-Falcó
University of Alicante

Eduardo Sánchez García
University of Alicante


Social Sciences and Humanities; Environmental, Agricultural, and Physical Sciences; Business and Management
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