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Industry
Consumer Products, Real Estate, Retail, Tourism/Hospitality/Leisure, Other
Occupation relative to family business
Family Business Member, Family Business Advisor, Educator/Researcher
Area of Expertise
Behavioral Science, Management, Other
With what family business organizations are you affiliated (e.g., FFI, FBN, IFERA, FERC, CAFE, IFB)?
FFi, FBN, Institute of Family and Entreprenruial Business, LAU
Please share a little about yourself and your business.
Tel: 961 3 411 811 (Mobile)
Fax: 961 9 740 163
E-mail:jsreih@lau.edu.lb
cpi@cyberia.net.lb,

Dr. Josiane Fahed-Sreih holds a Ph-D from the Sorbonne University and is a full time Associate Professor of Management in the School of Business at the Lebanese American University. She is the founder and currently the Director of the Institute of Family and Entrepreneurial Business at the Lebanese American University. She holds the responsibility of the Middle East Coordinator for the Family Firm Institute USA. She is also the winner of the 2007 International Award from the Family Firm Institute in the US, in recognition for outstanding achievement in furthering the understanding of family business issues that occur between two or more countries. She participated and organized international conferences, workshops and seminars. She has presented in major conferences locally and internationally and consulted on management issues in many countries and specially the Middle East: Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Jordan, Kuwait, Syria, Bahrain, France and Lebanon. As a consultant Dr. Fahed-Sreih has worked with a number of family businesses on issues including generational transitions, developing business and family governance plans and structures; finding and articulating family missions and values, facilitating decision making and conflict resolution; setting managerial development, family compensation and employment policies, family dividends policies, family meetings and family retreats and many more. She currently sits on three boards of directors as a shareholder, one as a Chairman of the board, and one as an independent advisor in the private sector; she is also involved as an advisor on boards of community service organizations.
She speaks regularly to trade and professional groups, and presents her research in academic conferences worldwide. Her research interests are in management, Family Business Management, Boards of Directors functioning and Corporate Governance. She published in 2004 her book in the US on “Facts and Figures concerning Family Business in Lebanon” and contributed to many compendiums on Family Business Management in the Middle East in articles, chapters in books, book reviews, and academic articles in Internationally Refereed Journals.

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Middle Eastern Family Businesses Have Unique Challenges

Middle Eastern Family Businesses Have Unique Challenges



Family Businesses dominate the economies of the Middle East. In the region’s largest economy, Saudi Arabia, more than 50% of non-oil GNP is produced by family-owned businesses. In Bahrain, 70% of all businesses are family businesses. In Oman, it is 57%. In the Middle East at least 80% of all businesses are family run and family owned. In the Gulf region, family businesses control over 90% of the commercial… Continue

Posted on November 26, 2009 at 11:53am — 1 Comment

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