4 Family Businesses That Have Successfully Internationalized Their Companies

4 Family Businesses That Have Successfully Internationalized Their Companies

Lebanon - M1 Group, Mikati Family The M1 Group was co-founded by Taha A. Mikati and his brother Najib A. Mikati in the 1960s building...
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Family Business in Arabesque Architecture – The Naji Family

The Naji family has its origins in the great city of Fez - the former capital of the Kingdom of Morocco and one of...
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Strategic Accounting for SMEs

Accounting and financial planning are often neglected aspects in SMEs. Reasons for this are sometimes a lack of time, a lack of skilled people,...
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Pictet & Cie – A 200 Year Old Swiss Private Bank with all the...

Swiss private bank, Pictet & Cie was established over 200 years ago in 1805 in the heart of Geneva’s old town. Today, it is...
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‘Yes!’ to Reinventing the Wheel

Why it is Important to Ask 'Why?' in the Family Business Once procedures and habits are established in an organisation, it is often difficult to...
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What Philanthropy Provides to Families in Business

Family business philanthropy, though widely practiced all over the world, is an area that is still unexplored and little commented on. The field is,...
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Family Business Interview with Mohammed Bin Ahmed Al Obaidly, OITC

Interview with Mohammed Bin Ahmed Al Obaidly, OITC OITC GROUP was founded by Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al Obaidly in 1978 in Qatar and is today...
4 Family Businesses with Diversified Global Activities

4 Family Businesses with Diversified Global Activities

Kuwait - Mohammed Al Kharafi Group Mohammed Abdulmohsin Al-Kharafi & sons Company (MAK Group) is a Kuwait based group with diverse activities worldwide. The group...
Why Family Businesses Must Focus on Their Core Capabilities

Focus Beats Diversity: Why Family Businesses Must Identify Their Core Capabilities

Widely diversified family businesses are common in the GCC, often including units in more than ten unrelated industries under one holding structure. Although this...
Challenges for Small and Medium Family Companies in the GCC

Challenges for GCC Small and Medium Family Companies

It is common wisdom that small and medium enterprises are an important driver of growth, development and diversification for countries in all stages of...