Issue 3, July 2009 – Crisis Risk Thinking

Issue 3, July 2009 – Crisis Risk Thinking

Articles

Baalbaki Family Business, Syria

Resilience of the Family Business: The Baalbaki Group of Syria

It is an undeniable fact that entrepreneurship and innovation run deep in the blood of the Baalbaki family.For more than a hundred years, each Baalbaki generation had shown remarkable instincts when it came to...

650 Years of Excellence: The Torrini Family Business, Italy

It’s the early Middle Ages in Europe where the story of Italian family business Torrini begins. The family’s signum could be traced through its 650 years of history and can still be found on...

How to Build A Family Business That Will Endure

Successfully running a family business over several generations is a complex performance that requires expertise and flexibility on many levels in the business as well as in the family. So, what exactly are the...

Professionalizing the Family Business

Image Source: Pixabay via PexelsExperience of the Al Majdouie Group It is often said, that one of the key challenges of family businesses is to professionalize their structures in order to ascertain long-term success and...

Talent Management – Where to Start

War for Talent The ‘War for Talent’ has been widely identified as one of the challenges which firms across all industries and nationalities probably have most in common. Indeed, the challenge of retaining, developing and...

Altruism and CSR in Arab Family Businesses: Opportunities to Excel

The Arab world has a long history of giving to and caring for their fellow human beings. A cultural and religious sense of responsibility for the well-being of others can be felt throughout all...

Secrets of China’s Dynamic Entrepreneurs

China's economy has experienced a transformation in the last 30 years, from total reliance on state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and collectives to a mixed economy where private enterprises are gaining in importance. Winter Nie, Katherine...

Expansion During Crisis – Case of the Zamil Group

Image Source: Rawpixel.com via Pexels Interview with Khalid A. Al Zamil, Zamil Group In the 1930s, a Saudi Arabian entrepreneur named Sheikh Abdullah Al-Hamad Al Zamil, founded what was to become one of Saudi Arabia's largest...

Family Business Crisis Risk Thinking

Risk behaviour and responses to market sentiments have changed considerably since the early ramifications of the global financial crisis. While standard hedging procedures do not seem to work anymore and risk prediction seems to...

Social Responsibility of Arab Family Businesses

Image Source: Walid Ahmad via PexelsHis Excellency Maqbool Ali Sultan, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Sultanate of Oman, honored the Tharawat Family Business Forum by attending its gala dinner entitled ‘Tharawat meets Omani Family...