Armand Gilinsky, Jr. is Korbel Professor of Wine Business at Sonoma State University, where he has taught Strategy and Entrepreneurship since 1998. In past years he has served as Director of SSU’s Entrepreneurship Center, Wine Business Program, and Small Business Institute. He previously held teaching appointments at the Harvard Business School, CSU East Bay, and Northeastern University. He has lectured on wine business strategy and entrepreneurship to doctoral students and faculty at the Italian Universities of Florence, Siena, and Macerata. He has also worked as part of a study team to create a global marketing strategy for the Georgian national wine industry, a project funded by the World Bank.
Dr. Gilinsky has had extensive consulting experience in strategic planning, competitive strategy, and developing business plans. He has authored over 40 published business case studies and several articles on entrepreneurial strategy and socially responsible entrepreneurship. He recently completed service as President of the North American Case Research Association, a group of some 500 case researchers from universities around the globe.
In 2013, he received the Bernie and Estelle Goldstein Award for Excellence in Scholarship from Sonoma State. His proposal, “Creative Arts and Digital Media Entrepreneurship”, was recently selected as one of six inaugural Green Music Center Academic Integration grants in 2013.
He currently serves as the founding editor of the Wine Business Case Research Journal.
He holds the Ph.D. in Business Policy from Henley Management College/Brunel University (London).