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ENTREPRENEURIAL STRATEGIES AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: EXPERIENCES FROM THE ITALIAN WINE INDUSTRY

Paolo Di Toma, Arianna Lazzini, Stefano Montanari

DOI: 10.22495/cbv8i2art4

Abstract

A distinctive resource typical of family firms, critical in guarantee to family firms long lasting position of competitive advantage is familiness. In previous studies familiness has been defined to characterize the interactions between each family member, the whole family and the business. These interactions leads to systematic synergies with the potential to create competitive advantages or disadvantages for the firm. Family history and local roots can ensure the family business a competitive advantage long lasting and evolutive. Our analysis is focused on the wine industry in Italy and analyzes the case of Barone Ricasoli Spa an estate owned by the family Ricasoli since 1141. We find that the family social capital supports the processes of resources acquisition and promotes the business renewal.

Keywords: Family Firms, Wine Industry, Entrepreneurial Strategies, Corporate Governance

How to cite this paper: Di Toma, P., Lazzini, A., & Montanari, S. (2012). Entrepreneurial strategies and corporate governance: Experiences from the Italian wine industry. Corporate Board: role, duties and composition, 8(2), 44-60. doi:10.22495/cbv8i2art4

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