Aim of this chapter is to highlight the peculiarities of the succession in family business in the charcuteries sector and to discuss the main difficulties encountered by second- and third-generation entrepreneurs during the handover. The case studies analyzed (Salumificio Gagliardi, Grossetti, Giordano, San Carlo) consider SME family firms in the Piacenza territory, trying to identify distinctive features in the succession process. Results show that the new generation of entrepreneurs is giving special attention to investments in sustainability, and in this respect, the study has identified some common factors in successful succession processes.
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