Lina Lourenco-Gomes

Lina Lourenco-Gomes
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro | utad · Departamento de Economia, Sociologia e Gestão

PhD

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This study explored the view that distributors have towards the most valued wine attributes by consumers in the US market, applying the discrete choice experiments technique. Furthermore, to explore the extent to which the distributors’ perspective may reflect consumers’ preferences, the results are analyzed considering previous evidence with consu...
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This article presents an international comparison of the main determinants of wine prices in specialist online wine shops. Hedonic price functions were estimated for 9624 wines spread among four datasets from France, Italy, Germany and Australia. To explain price variation data was collected on wine classification, closure type, wine origin, medals...
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Wine quality perception involves both intrinsic and extrinsic attributes and is related to consumer liking and acceptability of a product. The main purpose of this paper is to evaluate the actual role of the region of origin cue on the experienced, expected, and perceived quality of wine, as well as on the discrepancies between them. Using an exper...
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The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of the region of origin on wine consumers’ preferences and willingness to pay for wine together with other determinants, using an incentive compatible tool. Data were collected through an experimental auction mechanism in different Portuguese wine regions. Consumers’ willingness to pay for wines fr...
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The wine market is very heterogeneous and complex, being the knowledge of the behaviour and attitudes of consumers a key tool to design efficient marketing plans, namely in countries that are traditionally wine producers and consumers, such as Portugal. In this country, Port wine is an economic and cultural icon, but, in the last decade, total sale...
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The wine industry is an example of how globalisation is reshaping the market structure, on both sides. The supply side has registered an increase in competition, as a result of new entrants. On the demand side, there has been a decrease in consumption in traditional producing countries, as a result of consuming behaviour and a proliferation of othe...
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A growing number of studies have sought to understand the effects that rules and heuristics might have on discrete choice models’ outputs, especially the impacts on willingness to pay measures. This paper presents a methodological approach to explore all possible strategies that respondents might use when making a choice of wine. Our results show t...
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The purpose of this study is to explore the Russian and Chinese emerging markets for imported wines, by assessing Beijing and Moscow consumer demand for different attributes. This study employs the Discrete Choice Experiments technique to evaluate consumer preferences and willingness-to-pay for the selected wine attributes (medals, alcohol level, l...
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A growing number of studies employing discrete choice experiments provides evidence that respondents ignore some attributes while making a choice, thus violating preference structure assumptions. Using a discrete choice experiment, we explore consumers preferences for wine. A greater understanding of the choice process accounting for attribute non-...
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This article addresses the question of the stability of preferences over-time for preserving the attributes of the Alto Douro Wine Region, a cultural landscape world heritage site. A test–retest choice experiment is conducted with a broader time period of a five-year lag. Distinctly from the majority test–retest choice experiments, that assume scal...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to analyze the existence and influence of gender effects on wine choice, specifically whether women and men seek the same cues in wine labelling. Design/methodology/approach Five focus groups, involving 45 regular wine consumers (22 women and 23 men) from four Portuguese wine regions of origin, were conducted....
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This paper explores the role of unobserved heterogeneity using different approaches: mixed, scaled and the generalized mixed logit model, and the latent class model, applied to wine choice. Results show that preference heterogeneity appears to be more relevant than scale heterogeneity, and the model accounting for both performs best. This finding s...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to analyse the impact of a World Heritage site (WHS) nomination as perceived by a specific group in a community, namely, the residents of the Alto Douro Wine Region. Design/methodology/approach The primary data were gathered through a face-to-face questionnaire, and the data analysis was performed using multiva...
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Price is a core component of both wine firms’ and consumers’ decision-making and so there has been a lot of analysis of the determinants of wine price. Most of the research has used the hedonic price function and assumed that the wine market is homogeneous with respect to both distribution channel and price segments. In this paper, a hedonic price...
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Despite the often mentioned environmental benefits associated with transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, their use for electricity production has non-negligible negative environmental impacts. The most commonly mentioned in surveys concern different types of landscape impacts, impacts on the fauna and flora, and noise. These imp...
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Purpose The objective of this paper is to empirically examine the macroeconomic determinants of Port wine exports, taking into account the diversity and various quality levels associated with this product. Design/methodology/approach Port wine is a fortified wine only produced in Portugal. In the period 2006-2014, an extended gravity model is ap...
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The agronomical, cultural, and historical importance of local varieties and the need of structured preservation of genetic resources have been widely recognized at both political and scientific levels in the past decades. To be engaged in genetic resource preservation, farmers must find it rewarding. Besides public policies, the generation of benef...
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The use of experimental methods to determine consumers' willingness to pay for “quality” food has been gaining importance in scientific research. In most of the empirical literature on this issue the experimental design starts with blind tasting, after which information is introduced. It is assumed that this approach allows consumers to elicit the...
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Renewable energy sources for electricity generation are unequivocally more environmentally friendly than the traditional sources, but are not impact-free. Given the potential for solar photovoltaic energy to contribute to the energy mix in some countries, it is timely to carefully consider the potential environmental costs of operation of photovolt...
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Cruises on the Portuguese Douro river have been growing at a much faster pace than overall outbound tourism to Portugal, suggesting that the river is part of a worldwide trend that has been organized by global cruise operators. A gravity model is used to analyse the main factors affecting the international demand for Douro river cruising over the p...
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Demanding EU targets for renewables create challenges for governmental decisions regarding energy sources and plant sitting. In this study we explore perceptions of the Portuguese general population regarding renewable energy power plants. In particular we study how these are affected by dimensions such as home distance to the power plant and its v...
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As a renewable energy source, the use of forest biomass for electricity generation is advantageous in comparison with fossil fuels; however, the activity of forest biomass power plants causes adverse impacts, affecting particularly neighbouring communities. The main objective of this study is to estimate the effects of the activity of forest biomas...
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When buying fruits and vegetables, many aspects can be used by consumers to perform their choices. It is widely agreed that while taste and other sensory qualities are very important, they only partially account for consumer’s food related behaviours. Consumers increasingly value other aspects of food, such as safety, nutritional value, production...
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Sustainability is frequently defined by its three pillars: environmental, economic and social. Consequently the evaluation of the sustainability of a decision, public or private, requires information on these three dimensions. This paper focuses on social sustainability. In the context of renewable energy sources, the consideration of social sustai...
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Photovoltaic energy for electricity generation has developed considerably in recent years. In countries with high solar radiation indices, as in the case of Portugal, this energy source can be expected to play a significant role in the electricity production mix. The benefits of using this renewable energy source are undeniable, in particular in it...
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The construction of dams, particularly large dams, has been highly controversial and the debate over it has become more heated during recent years. Despite their well-known benefits, the activity of dams in the electricity generation process is far from being environmentally harmless. Biodiversity limitation, impacts on fauna and flora, flooding of...
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Over the last few decades, the number of wind farms installed in Portugal has grown considerably, which has stimulate an intense debate on the environmental impacts associated with wind energy. The use of wind power for electricity generation presents several environmental benefits, but it also presents adverse impacts. Some of the most important b...
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The Demarcated Douro Region is one of the oldest demarcated wine regions, and the largest and the most heterogeneous mountainous wine region in the world. Viticulture covers 44,000 ha, and since 2001 an area covering 24,600 ha has been designated as the most representative territory of the Demarcated Douro Region, the Alto Douro Wine Region. This r...
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Despite their well-known benefits in electricity production, dams are also responsible for some adverse environmental impacts affecting particularly the wellbeing of residents of the local communities. These environmental damages have not been included in the cost-benefit analysis of hydropower developments mainly because of the difficulty to deter...
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Portugal is a country with a high potential for producing electricity using forest biomass, due to its considerable forest area. By using a renewable energy source (RES), forest biomass power plants (FBPP) present several clear advantages over other energy sources, however it does not necessarily mean they are environmentally impact-free. There are...
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High demand for energy is a feature of the modern world which is however constrained by scarce and costly energy sources. High pollution levels and the political commitment to comply with the Kyoto protocol and subsequent international agreements have encouraged the use of renewable energy sources (RES). Among the technologies exploring RES, photov...
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Siting decisions of wind farms are guided by a number of factors that may be grouped into two categories, namely maximizing the ratio between installed capacity and electricity production and minimizing the negative effects of the installation of the plant - both of which significantly depend on the location or siting choice. This paper focus on th...
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Despite the well-known benefits for water and energy supply, flood management and irrigation, dams in Portugal are responsible for some adverse impacts on the natural and social environments of the local communities, including biodiversity limitation, impacts on fauna and flora, eventual flooding of large areas of cultivable land, water quality deg...
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Energy production using traditional fossil fuel sources is the major culprit for man-made global climate changes, through emission of greenhouse gases and global warming of the planet. Moreover, in the particular case of Portugal, its scarcity in fossil resources leads to a considerable external energy dependency which, besides being a heavy burden...
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The use of forest biomass in modern energy production has increased considerably over the last decade. As a renewable energy source, the use of forest biomass for electricity generation presents several advantages, particularly compared with the use of fossil fuel. However, the activity of forest biomass power plants is responsible for causing some...
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Despite their well-known benefits, dams are also responsible for some adverse environmental impacts affecting particularly the wellbeing of the local communities’ residents. These environmental damages have not been included in the cost-benefit analysis (CBA) of hydropower developments mainly because of the difficulty to determine their value. The...
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ABSTRACT Discrete choice experiments (DCEs) present individuals with choices between scenarios described in terms of attributes and associated levels. Despite its significant potential in the analysis of individual preferences, the application of this method raises some important issues, namely whether the elicited preferences behave in accordance...
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UNESCO world cultural heritage sites, in particular landscapes, impose several land use restrictions and consequently impact the welfare of various stakeholders. As the preservation of the denomination implies costs, it is of utmost importance to identify and value stakeholders’ preferences. This paper applies discrete choice experiments to the Alt...
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In the context of public amenities, whose benefits of preservation are not totally reflected by the market, the valuation of cultural heritage has given primacy to the contingent valuation method, with very few attempts being made to valuation via the discrete choice experiments technique (DCE). In the present paper, from among the various phases o...
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The present paper uses the discrete choice experiments to elicit visitors' preferences for a hypothetical preservation program of the main attributes of the Alto Douro Wine Region, an evolving rural and cultural landscape, classified by UNESCO as world heritage site. The paper compares the performance of the multinomial logit model, relying on the...
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O Alto Douro Vinhateiro (ADV) foi classificado pela UNESCO, em 2001, como paisagem cultural evolutiva viva. Além da diversidade física e paisagística, há uma multiplicidade de actores que intervêm no ADV possíveis de definir a três níveis: instrumentos e organismos públicos, ao nível da gestão do território; direitos de propriedade e responsabilida...
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In a context of growing global threats, from climate change, the depletion and degradation of natural resources, to the recent global economic crisis, consequences of short and long term are being witnessed, which undermine the agriculture sustainability. The systems vulnerability, their inability to resilience and the need for innovation is observ...
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In this paper we trace the emergence of a specific case of cultural policy: the example chosen is a UNESCO World Heritage site, namely the Alto Douro Wine Region (ADW) a portuguese living and evolving cultural landscape. In order to contextualize the particularities of the means that have been adopted for the management of the ADW, we use Throsby’s...

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To develop scientific and technological activities, in order to incorporate high levels of knowledge and innovation in the regional wine industry, which is crucial to increasing the competitiveness and the economic and social sustainability of the region. The platform will contribute to achieve the rational of smart specialization associated with RIS3 priority domain agro-environmental and food systems.