Innovation in Family Firms – Balancing Tradition and Modernity

Innovation in Family Firms – Balancing Tradition and Modernity

Innovation, the constant renewal of products, processes, and business models, is crucial for the long-term success of any company. Joseph Schumpeter, one of the...
Communication in Family Businesses – Getting Your Brain in Gear

Communication in Family Businesses – Getting Your Brain in Gear

Failure to communicate can seriously damage a family business’ chances of survival. Often communication is only prioritised when conflict breaks out. This reactive attitude...
External Communication During the Aftermath of a Family Business IPO

External Communication During the Aftermath of a Family Business IPO

Interview with Noor El Solh, Managing Director Strategy, Depa Depa is the largest interior contracting company in the world. Amongst a range of capabilities, the...
Communication that Ensures Family Business Continuity

Communication that Ensures Family Business Continuity

Building a family business is a delicate balancing act. Creating a legacy requires family members to firmly establish the values that the family business...
Mediation as a Means of Communication in Family Business Disputes

Mediation as a Means of Communication in Family Business Disputes

Family businesses consist of two different worlds. The first sphere of influence is the family and usually involves personal relationships and emotions. The second...
The Age of Social Media – The Implications for Communication and Branding

The Age of Social Media – The Implications for Communication and Branding

The emergence of social media has enhanced our ability to communicate across long distances in an immediate manner. The repercussions of this advent upon...
SMEs and their Expanding Roles on the Road to Recovery

SMEs and their Expanding Roles on the Road to Recovery

Representing a key contingent of the global economy, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises are garnering an increasing share of the world’s attention. The following analysis...
SMEs and their Expanding Roles on the Road to Recovery

The Upside of Staying Focused – MAPEI

In 1937 Rodolfo Squinzi founded a small company in Milano, Italy. Starting up with only three employees, his vision was to establish a company...
Yemeni Family Businesses Focus on the Road Ahead

Yemeni Family Businesses Focus on the Road Ahead

 Interview with Ahmed Bazara, Vice Chairman of AMTC Yemen’s Bazara family has been in business for over 150 years. Originally celebrated for its specialisation in...
Complementary Dynamics of the Stock Market and the Family Business

Complementary Dynamics of the Stock Market and the Family Business

Business families are often reluctant to consider listing even part of their companies as seemingly the requirements of the public market stand in contradiction...

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