Clasificación de las Denominaciones de Origen vinícolas en la tipología de los mundos de producciónuna aplicación al caso español

  1. Sánchez Hernández, José Luis 1
  2. Climent López, Eugenio 2
  3. Ramírez García, Susana 3
  4. Rodero González, Valeriano 1
  5. Loscertales Palomar, Blanca 2
  6. Del Canto Fresno, Consuelo 3
  1. 1 Universidad de Salamanca

    Universidad de Salamanca

    Salamanca, España


  2. 2 Universidad de Zaragoza

    Universidad de Zaragoza

    Zaragoza, España


  3. 3 Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Madrid, España

    ROR 02p0gd045

Cuadernos geográficos de la Universidad de Granada

ISSN: 0210-5462 2340-0129

Year of publication: 2017

Volume: 56

Issue: 2

Pages: 263-282

Type: Article

More publications in: Cuadernos geográficos de la Universidad de Granada


The theory of worlds of production has been largely influential in food studies since the 1990s. Worlds of production are defined as combinations of decisions taken through the interaction among producers and customers about two main issues: the use of standardized or specialized resources, and the production of generic or dedicated goods. Nevertheless, the literature based on this theory is qualitative and based on case studies of a single food cluster. This article develops a more robust methodology for sorting food clusters into the typology of worlds of production. The empirical support comes from a sample of sixteen Spanish wine districts. Twenty-one statistical indicators for each district have been calculated from open data sources: eleven indicators are related to resources and ten ones are related to goods. Seven districts belong to the interpersonal world of production. This result is consistent with the European model of wine production that highlights geographical origin as a core competitive argument.

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