What is good for your family firm is good for you!

What is good for your family firm is good for you, but the other way around is not true,” said Sheikh Sultan Al Qassemi in the Guest Lecture Series hosted by Prof. Rodrigo Basco. “Family is about emotions and how to manage them for continuity.” In the interactive session, titled “The Experience from Two Generations,” … Continue reading What is good for your family firm is good for you!

Contextualizing Family Firms in the Arab World

  1st International Academic Conference 7th and 8th March 2018  Call for papers:  “Contextualizing Family Firms in the Arab World” Arab family firms cannot be fully understood without considering the context in which families and firms exist. While contexts determine organizational behavior (Johns, 2006), the footprints of family firms recursively manifest themselves in regional socio-economic … Continue reading Contextualizing Family Firms in the Arab World

“What if corruption is a matter of being or not being for family firms”

By Rodrigo Basco and Ramsha S. Khan This is an interview with Dr. Thomas Bassetti of University of Padua (Italy). Dr. Bassetti published an article in the Journal of Family Business Strategy in collaboration with Dr. Dal Maso Lorenzo and Dr. Lattanzi Nicola entitled: “Family Businesses in Eastern European Countries: How Informal Payments affect Exports” … Continue reading “What if corruption is a matter of being or not being for family firms”

Entrepreneurship, Migration and Family in Peripheral Contexts – Avenues for Growth and Internationalisation

Call For Papers International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business   Guest Editors Maria Elo University of Turku, Finland Susanne Sandberg Linnaeus University, Sweden Per Servais University of Southern, Denmark Allan Discua Cruz Lancaster University Management School, UK Rodrigo Basco Sheikh Saoud bin Khalid bin Khalid Al-Qassimi Chair in Family BusinessAmerican University of Sharjah, UAE … Continue reading Entrepreneurship, Migration and Family in Peripheral Contexts – Avenues for Growth and Internationalisation

Special Issue – “Family Business and Regional Development”

Journal of Family Business Strategy – Volume 6, Issue 4   Editorial Stough, R.; Welter, F.; Block, J.; Wennberg, K.; & Basco, R. (2015). “Family Business and Regional Science: ‘Bridging the Gap.” Journal of Family Business Strategy 6 (4): 208–18. Abstract. The purpose of this special issue is to stimulate research on the interaction between … Continue reading Special Issue – “Family Business and Regional Development”

Regional familiness for policy-makers

This is the third piece in a three-part series on family business and regional development. Read part one: “in search of the missing link” and part two “Regional Familiness – The missing link” Part 3: What can policy-makers and family owner-manager do for regional development? By Rodrigo Basco, Ph.D. We are arriving at our last … Continue reading Regional familiness for policy-makers

In the eyes of the incumbent

By Rodrigo Basco, Ph.D. “To whom do I select?”– Gustav said showing almost a frustrated face. It seems that the question had been moving around since we started our conversation. I knew I can’t respond to this question. “What are your real intentions?” – I asked him trying to cover the silence that evidently troubled … Continue reading In the eyes of the incumbent