This book is a longitudinal story of seven Italian-Australian family business dynasties, spanning over a hundred years across three generations, and starting with the founding generation who migrated to Australia in the first half of the 20th century. With hard work and sacrifices, they set the foundations of a long-lasting family culture, and the values that form the glue of a multigenerational family business. The book focuses on the personal, family, and business values that keep family members, across generations, continuing to engage together and successfully, as a family and a business. The book elaborates on the complexity of 'what is a family business', what it represents for the generational members that are part of it, how these family businesses have emerged, consolidated and expanded, and finally, how they continue to survive into the third generation, enabling the dynasty to flourish.Autorentext
Laura Hougaz is an experienced senior academic, researcher and manager with extensive experience in the public and private Australian higher education sectors. She has received several university and community awards including the Vice Chancellor's Prize for Excellence in Internationalisation, has attracted major sources of funding for a broad range of research projects and study programs, and successfully managed large complex research and special projects. More recently Laura has worked as National Senior Researcher (Policy & Research) and Editor-in-Chief of The ACPET Journal for Private Higher Education
with the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET). Laura is currently employed as Relationships Manager for the Education First Youth Foyers
program in Melbourne, Australia.Inhalt
Family Business Around the World.- The Complexity of Family Business.- The Role of Values in Family Business.- The Entrepreneurial Origins of Family Business.- Italian Migration to Australia and its Descendants.- The Families in the Case Studies and Their Business.- Capturing the Life Stories of Individuals in Family Businesses.- The Creation of an Entrepreneurial Enterprise: The First Generation: The Entrepreneurs.- From a Business for a Family to a Family Business: The Second Generation: The Consolidators.- Longevity and Success in Family Business: The Third Generation: The Custodians of a Legacy.