South African Wine Farm Worker Heritage Stories and the Potential for Ethical Value Generation : Pilot Study Findings Report

Titre South African Wine Farm Worker Heritage Stories and the Potential for Ethical Value Generation : Pilot Study Findings Report
Lien hypertexte Site de http://shura.shu.ac.uk,
Auteur SMITH MAGUIRE, Jennifer
Date 2021
Pagination 52 p.
Notes Mémoire universitaire - Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University
Résumé Abstract : The pilot study focuses on the potential for South African wine farmworkers to take on a more active role as co-creators of winery brand value, and for wine farmworkers’ heritage stories to generate ethical value in a major export market (the UK).The project aims to: •develop a multi-stakeholder perspective on South African wine farmworkers’ heritage stories (reflecting wine farmworkers and wine producers, and export market (UK) wine consumers and intermediaries); •demonstrate the potential of farmworkers as active co-creators of winery ethical brand value, and of farmworker heritage stories for ethical value creation in a major export market (UK).A review of research on how ethical value generation and value claims are articulated in the premium wine market highlighted the shortcomings of certifications as devices for product differentiation. In contrast, research underscores the power of evidence-led, credible, authentic provenance storiesfor achieving competitive advantage for premium wineries. Provenance stories are understood as outcomes of co-creation processes involving multiple actors all along the value chain,yet farmworkers remain a largely absent and unacknowledged group of stakeholders—both as subjects of provenance stories and as storytellers. Findings are then reported from the five-phased qualitative, interpretivist research design, which explored the ways in which heritage, place and provenance shape South African wines’ presence in the marketplace, and the experiences, perceptions and evaluations of a network of stakeholders—farmworkers, producers, consumers, intermediaries—involved in the realization of brand value for South African wines. Key findings are summarized along with the potential implications and opportunities suggested as to the potential of farmworkers to be powerful frontline storytellers of evidence-led, credible, authentic provenance stories.”

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