Family businesses in Italy: the Fourth Capitalism and its future prospects
This editorial work has sought to deepen the phenomenon of Family Buisenesses by noting their essential characteristics and trying to identify the main internal and external challenges to be lived up to, for this segment of our economy, and to be transformed into opportunities for continuity and improvement for the future.
ultimately, what we tried to do is to:
• frame the reference context, starting from a simple definition of "family business";
• provide an overview of the specific characteristics and current situation of family businesses;
• identify the trends and operating models, as well as the major corporate activities to support and promote the family businesses;
• analyze possible future scenarios in relation to the different family business models.
The objectives set out above were achieved using a desk research approach, supplemented by a number of individual in-depth interviews with some important Italian family entrepreneurs.