entrepreneur, entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship and Family Business – Exclusion or Inclusion?

Emerging from 19th century France, the word 'Entrepreneur' has become a buzz term throughout a post crisis world. With a view towards new ways...
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Aramex – Brand Promise Delivered

Insights from Fadi Ghandour, CEO of Aramex Many brands have made their mark on the region, yet, undoubtedly, the bold red lettering of the Aramex...
Inside the SPARK Succession Program

Inside the SPARK Succession Program: Interview with Abdullah Ali Almajdouie

In 1965, Shaikh Ali Ibrahim Almajdouie set the corner stones of what was to turn into the Saudi family conglomerate, Almajdouie Trading Establishment. Initially...
Philanthropy Serving the Needs of Family Cohesion

Philanthropy Serving the Needs of Family Cohesion

While many studies refer to the driving role that family businesses play in economic growth and wealth creation, there is also convergence on their...
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The Outstanding Value of Family Businesses

Insights from Hussein Shobokshi, Director of SHOBOKSHi Development and Trading The history of family businesses in the Arab world has been a turbulent one. Bearing...
talent management

Talent Management in the Middle East

Insights from Inji Abdoun, Head of Corporate Human Resources, EFG Hermes Middle East In the most basic, theoretical terms, Talent Management (TM) is an integration...
human capital

Human Capital Strategy in the Gulf Firms

Challenges and Opportunities Work organisations in the GCC countries have been facing unique and complex challenges around the development and management of human capital for...
Human Capital Leadership talent

Human Capital Leadership in an Economy Stretched for Talent

Insights from Prof. Shirley Zinn, Professor of Economics and Management at the University of Pretoria While the natural reaction by the vast majority of organisations...
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Why are Some Boards More Successful than Others?

Insights by Wendy Luhabe, Social Entrepreneur ‘I have been on the boards of listed, unlisted, private sector, public sector, non-governmental, business school, my own businesses,...
Evolution of Financing in Family Business, gcc

The Evolution of Financing for GCC Family Businesses

Insights from Prof. Giacomo Luciani, Director of the Gulf Research Centre Foundation Family business groups are the main pillar of the GCC private sector. They...