Title

The Belcher family gain legitimacy in a new industry: Sailing into the unknown

Date of this Version

2011

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Details

Citation only

Craig, J. B., Irava, W. J., & Moores, K. J. (2011). The Belcher family gain legitimacy in a new industry: Sailing into the unknown. In K. Au, J.B.Craig & K. Ramachandran (Eds.), Family enterprise in the Asia Pacific: Exploring transgenerational entrepreneurship in family firms (124-136). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar.

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2011 HERDC submission. FoR code: 150304

© Copyright Kevin Au, Justin B. Craig and Kavil Ramachandran, 2011

ISBN

9781848447929

Abstract

Extract

This chapter documents the challenges that entrepreneurial family businesses
face in gaining legitimacy in a new industry. Here, we feature the founding generation of Australia’s Belcher family business and trace its evolution from start-up to industry leader. The integral role the entrepreneurial founders John and Jane Belcher played in positioning a new industry, the management rights industry, is also explored.

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