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GCC family firms provide ‘women leadership opportunities’

Family firms, which represent up to 80 per cent of the region’s non-oil economy, offer women opportunities to fast track into leadership positions, according to an expert. Nigel Nicholson, professor of organisational behavio

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GCC family firms provide ‘women leadership opportunities’

Family firms, which represent up to 80 per cent of the region’s non-oil economy, offer women opportunities to fast track into leadership positions, according to an expert. Nigel Nicholson, professor of organisational behavio

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Ownership curbs top obstacle for GCC family firms

Ownership restrictions, corporate governance limitations and a lack of geographical or cash flow diversification are among the most common credit risk challenges when rating GCC-based family-owned companies, a report said. These f

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New Qatar research grant to focus on Arab family issues

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) has launched a new research grant focused on the Arab family and policy related issues, in collaboration with the Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), members of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science

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GCC family firms showcase qualities to boost profits

Family firms in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) showcase key behaviours that can boost profits by 30 per cent, according to new research from Oxford Strategic Consulting (OSC). The firms tend to encourage more loyalty, producti

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Women to take more active roles in GCC firms

As family businesses in the GCC seek to address new challenges and transition to future generations, women have the opportunity to take on more active roles than before, according to a new study. The joint study undertaken by Al-S

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Women to take more active roles in GCC firms

As family businesses in the GCC seek to address new challenges and transition to future generations, women have the opportunity to take on more active roles than before, according to a new study. The joint study undertaken by Al-S

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Saudi limits family visit visa to 6 months

Saudi Arabia’s Passport Department has issued new regulations that state family visitor visa would be limited to only six months or 180 days, according to a report. The period would start on arrival of the visitor in the kin

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Family top influential factor for GCC residents

A majority of both GCC nationals and expatriates in the region rank ‘family’ as the most influential motivator, a report said, adding that ‘status’ and ‘easy life’ were among the least influential factors that

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Alba unveils ‘Family Health Insurance’ for employees

Aluminium Bahrain’s (Alba) management and Alba Labour Union have launched a new Family Health Insurance package for its employees. With effect from January 1 next year, the new package will be optional for the employees who

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