Professor Armand Gilinsky Proposes "Triple Bottom Line" for Global Wine Business

New Book Offers Benchmarks for Social, Environmental, and Financial Stewardship
October 1, 2015
Professor Armand Gilinsky, Jr., Korbel Professor

Professor Armand Gilinsky, Jr., Korbel Professor

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Sonoma State University (SSU) announced that Dr. Armand Gilinsky, Jr., Korbel Professor in Wine Business, has a new book slated for release tomorrow, October 2, 2015, entitled, Crafting Sustainable Wine Businesses: Concepts and Cases. Dr. Gilinsky's latest work focuses on methods being used by organizations inside and outside the wine industry to set and measure business sustainability standards. The book includes New and Old World case studies, including from contributors at universities in Spain and New Zealand. It was written by Dr. Gilinsky as part of ongoing research within the Wine Business Institute, an education and research institute of SBE.  

"The number one priority of sustainable wine businesses around the world is to leave the land in better shape for the next generation, not simply to extract the largest amount of money possible. This book is a practical resource for practitioners and academics who want to learn how a triple bottom line of social, environmental, and financial stewardship can lead to long-term business success for wine businesses and every business," Dr. Armand Gilinsky, Jr., Korbel Professor in Wine said.  
"Dr. Gilinsky unearths crucial wine business truths in this research. Most importantly, revealing metrics for wine businesses seeking a strategy based on sustainability. In this book, successful wine industry practitioners distinguish between growth and profitability, while minimizing harmful environmental and social impacts of the supply chain, operations, products, and services," Damien Wilson, Hamel Family Chair in Wine Business said.  
Dr. Gilinsky has taught at SSU since 1998 and is author of over 40 business case studies and articles on wine business strategy, entrepreneurial strategy, and socially responsible entrepreneurship. Prior to SSU, he taught at Harvard Business School, California State University (CSU) East Bay, Northeastern University, and has lectured at the University of Florence and the University of Macerata in Italy. In May 2015, Dr. Gilinsky founded the Wine Business Case Research Journal, a semi-annual publication of cases in the global wine business context.
For more information about Dr. Gilinsky and his work, or information about SBE degree programs, please visit or call (707) 664-2377.