Culture is a significant part of anyone’s life hence it is very important to understand the cultural profile of any country before starting any business. Italy has got a very rich culture which is drenched in sculptures, family, architecture, songs and food. In terms of business, they are family centric. There are many small and mid-sized companies. Not only small, even the big names like Fiat are also under the control of single family. Even the families which migrated from Italy have that traditional and cultural mindset where father being the head of family and mother the primary care taker of home (Perrini et al, 2007. Due to this tradition, the young generation faces lots of problems as in most of the other countries that’s not the culture.
The meetings in Italy are less formal in comparison to other countries as most of the members in the business are from the family itself. Due to this many a time’s a lot of confusing and dynamic discussions also takes place. Italians do not prefer to get any information from outside and be suspicious about the ones they get by any chance. They prefer to communicate only with people whom they know very well.
Food culture of Italy is appreciated all over the world. To prepare good food is a kind of art for Italians (Smith, 2013). The main components of Italian food are wine, cheese and pasta. One unique feature of food culture at Italy is that all the regions of Italy enjoy different type of food.