The Creation of an Entrepreneurial Enterprise

The First Generation: The Entrepreneurs
  • Laura Hougaz
Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)


Constructing a picture of the Italians who migrated to Victoria in the first half of the twentieth century and who laid the foundations for a successful three-generational family businesses is no easy task. It forms part of the bigger picture of migration to Australia, a movement that has been well captured and interpreted through statistics as well as through oral/written documents by historians, anthropologists, and sociologists who recorded the origins and traditions of communities of Italians and other migrants who worked and settled in various parts of Australia. The stories of a number of individual Italian migrants to Australia have also been recorded, as biographical or autobiographical accounts of their lives, with a focus on their migration experience and their accomplishments in their new country. This chapter focuses on the first generation (G1) members of seven Italian families who started a migration journey, entered into a new reality, and initiated an entrepreneurial process that sowed the seeds for the creation of families and multi-generational family enterprises.


Family Firm Family Business Entrepreneurial Process Veneto Region Italian Family 
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