Issue 16, October 2012 – Family Business Ownership

Issue 16, October 2012 – Family Business Ownership

Articles

Guinot

Entrepreneurship as a Legacy

French businessman and serial entrepreneur Frédéric Guinot is a force to be reckoned with. Known for his track record with successful acquisitions of small and medium-sized companies as well as the set up and...
German Recipe for Family Owned Success

The German Recipe for Success: Is it Family-Owned?

Germany is a nation well-known for its successful family businesses. Among a cadre of international industry giants, it counts world renowned family firms such as retail behemoth Aldi, agricultural machinery producer Claas, and mechanical...
Psychological Ownership and the Next Generation

It is mine – Psychological Ownership and the Next Generation

From a very young age we experience feelings of ownership – "my bag", "my brother", "mine". the words "mine" and "my" are commonly used to describe our relationship with objects, ranging from people, jobs,...
Perspectives of a Family Business Owner

Perspectives of a Family Business Owner

The Obeikan Investment Group is a diversified Saudi-based company established in 1983. The group focuses on the packaging, paper industries and education, in addition to other strategic investments. Today, Obeikan Investment exports goods to...
family-business-innovation-malaysia

Family Ownership: Business Legacy in Malaysia

Family ownership has long been credited with creating advantages for businesses. The practice is correlated to a higher rate of innovation and financial performance. Dr. Haslindar Ibrahim, Senior Lecturer at the School of Management,...
succession

Deconstructing Leadership

The discussion of what makes a successful leader has been tackled from many different angles. In family businesses, leadership carries with it a unique layering of responsibility. By deconstructing the leadership concept, Abdullah Adib...
ownership

The Tools of Family Ownership

Yemen-based shaher trading Company limited (stCO) was founded in the mid-1970's, the family's commodity trading activities extended to, among others, petroleum products. stCO grew to become a major long-term contract supplier in the region....
ananasa, kana'an sisters

Ananasa.com Made in the Middle East – The Story of The Kana’an Sisters

Is entrepreneurship something you are born with or is it something you learn? Sitting opposite the Kana'an sisters and listening to their story we can't help but feel that there is something innate about...
SME - entrepreneurs

The New Family of Business Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship and Family Business are two topics known to be closely intertwined. This bond is best exemplified by the entrepreneurial spirit family business founders demonstrate when building internationally lucrative conglomerates. This drive often calls...
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4 Indian Businesses in Profile

Dabur India Limited Founded in the late 19th century, Dabur emerged onto the marketplace as most intensely popular brands do: Out of necessity. Established by Dr. S.K. Burman, Dabur (a hybrid of colloquially spelled "Daktur"...
Strategic Decision making in Indian Family Businesses

Strategic Decision Making in Indian Family Businesses

The nature of workplace decision-making as experienced within family businesses has long been a contentious issue. Some studies claim that family-owned companies gain advantages during the decision-making process through high levels of trust that...
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On Appreciation in the Family Business

For family members to be or rather feel underappreciated in their own family business happens more often than one would think. Unfortunately, it is often the case that family members seem to be inherently...