Issue 4, October 2009 – Winning Strategies

Issue 4, October 2009 – Winning Strategies

Articles

Second Generation Non-Entrepreneur

The Second Generation Family Business Non-Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is often associated with personal and financial risk-taking and a high degree of uncertainty when it comes to future benefits and growth. On first impression, these characteristics seem incompatible with the traits of...
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A Family Office Success Story: The Al Habib Holding Company

When family businesses reach a certain size and level of wealth, the challenges for the business and the family become more complex. The management of increasing family wealth is often outsourced to family offices....
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The Al Fozan Success Story

Interview with Abdullah A. Al Fozan, Al Fozan Group, KSA The Abdullatif & Mohamed Al Fozan Company, also known as the Al Fozan Group, is one of the largest family businesses in Saudi Arabia. Vastly...

Winning Strategies for the Family Business

Image Source: Pixabay via PexelsThe goal of any enterprise is to deliver superior sustainable performance. For a business, "performance", means return on investment; "sustainable" means over the long term rather than to meet the...
Nuqul family business, Jordan

Meet Jordan’s Largest Family Business, the Nuqul Group

The Nuqul Group is the largest privately owned company in the Kingdom of Jordan with many operations in the MENA region and North America. One may be justly surprised to learn that this huge...
Van der lee Dutch family business.

Van der Lee: 400 Year Old Dutch Family Business in Ropemaking

Ropes, since prehistoric times, have been of importance in construction, seafaring, exploration, sports and communications. But what does a piece of rope exactly consist of and what makes it of better quality than another?...
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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, and think tanks in multiple sectors of both the economy...

Social Entrepreneurship – A Creative Outlook to Human Development

Image Source: Pixabay via Pexels Insights from Ghassan Nuqul, Vice-Chairman of Nuqul Group We tend to make a marked difference between the concerns of the private sector and those of the public sector. What most people...
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 are very important in almost all economies, but more so...
Family Business Decision Making

Academic Research as a Foundation for Family Business Decision-Making

A successful business must be aware of the market opportunities, challenges and complexities that exist. This is just as true for a family company. A strong foundation and constitution is vitally important not only...
Family Business: The Art of Communication

Family Business & The Art of Communication

There is no shortage of words on how to communicate well in family business. Enter the words "family business communication" into a Web search engine, and you get more than 96,800,000 links. And yet,...
Succession Planning in GCC Family Businesses

Succession Planning in GCC Family Businesses

Insights from H.E. Dr. Omar Bin Sulaiman, Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre Family-controlled businesses, the second largest shareholder after the government, form the umbrella for the national economy of the GCC countries and represent...
Academic Research on Family Businesses in the Arab World

Facts, Figures and Percentages: Academic Research on Family Businesses in the Arab World

As the global economy grows more complex each day, the availability of high-quality information is essential to the productive conduct of business – especially in regions that face as many challenges as the Arab...