Issue 21, Feb 2014 – Family Business Conflict

Issue 21, Feb 2014 – Family Business Conflict

Articles

The Transformation of a Family Business

A Conversation with Joaquin Uriach Torello, President of Uriach, Spain 175 years ago, Juan Uriach Feliu became the shop assistant at a drug store in Barcelona. It is unlikely he was aware that his own...
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Grandeur in Difficult Times – Spain and its Family Businesses

Not long ago, the Spanish economy was booming. The unemployment rate was less than 8% and the country was among the top ten high-performing economies in the world. Today, the picture has changed dramatically:...
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Forrey and Galland – Dreams Made of Chocolate

Interview with Isabelle Jaouen, Founder of Forrey and Galland, Dubai When walking past the many shop windows within the enormous expanses of the Dubai Mall, one of the largest shopping centres in the world, it’s...
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A World Without Fire – The Story of Opsys

Conversation with Khalifa Al Qama, Founder of Opsys, UAE Opsys is a Dubai-based multi-disciplinary engineering company that was founded by Khalifa Al Qama. He walks into the Opsys office with a serious expression on his...
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The Devastating Effects of Untreated Conflict Within a Family Business

There are many ways to avoid or mitigate conflict within a family business. More often than not however, disagreements between family members have devastating effects. Sometimes conflicts originate during a previous family generation and...
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Selling Issues in Traditional and Modern Families: The Avoidance of Conflict

Business transactions in some shape or form are the foundation of all societies…always have been and always will be. A closer examination reveals that these transactions revolve around some type of selling. Someone positions...
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Conflict in the Family Business – The Way to Recovery

A Narrative by Tom White, President and CEO of Haws Corporation, USA At first glance, the Haws Corporation appears to be a typically successful family-owned business; one that has grown internationally for over a century...
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Conflict in the Family Busines – 3 Cases to Ponder

Internal conflict is considered one of the greatest impediments to success and continuity in the business world. In family businesses this reality is amplified by the emotions present as a result of personal relationships,...
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People and Pencils – The Mission of Caran d’Ache

Interview with Carole Hübscher Established in 1915, Caran d’Ache is one of the leading writing instrument and luxury stationary suppliers in the world. For nearly a century, the family-owned business has been at the forefront...
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Energy Source: Family Business

Conversation with Patricia Ghany, CFO of Esau Oilfield Supplies Company Limited, Trinidad The coastal expanse of Trinidad and Tobago brings to mind palm trees, idyllic waterfronts; paradise. Just 11 kilometres north of South America, the...