Inventor, founder or developer? An enquiry into the passion that drives craft breweries in Victoria, Australia

Torgeir Aleti, Henri Hakala

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The brewing industry is undergoing dramatic changes in many countries, with increasing numbers of craft breweries appealing to niche markets and challenging the traditional volume based business model of major corporations. Yet, little research has addressed the craft beer industry let alone their owners. The study argues that some form of entrepreneurial passion drives the development of business models by the craft beer entrepreneurs. Building upon the typology of role identities related to entrepreneurial passion, this paper investigates how different objects of passion influence the business models that craft brewers choose to operate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54 - 67
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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