About Us

“Family Business in the Arab World” (FBAW) was founded by the Sheikh Saoud bin Khalid bin Khalid Al-Qassimi Chair in Family Business at the American University of Sharjah and the Tharawat Family Business Forum.
FBAW is the first platform of its kind in the region, with the main aim to discuss the state of family businesses in the MENA, enhance regional research efforts and develop best practice.

o FBAW to become the leading MENA academic family business conference


o FBAW will build a bridge between the academic community and family business leaders in the MENA

o FBAW will foster the development of regional expertise and research in the field of family business

o FBAW will become a platform for the development and dissemination of best practice for family business management in the MENA



To create a conference that functions as the leading MENA platform bringing together Researchers and Family Business leaders, as well as other key stakeholders to share research, best practice, and leadership insight.





o FBAW aims to bring together regional and international Academics and researchers to develop a more will systematic investigation of family businesses in the MENA.

o Research will cover a variety of subject areas, such as family dynamics, culture, business management, and innovation in family firms.

o The aim of this is to attract contributions that investigate family firms in the MENA both theoretically and empirically.

o Research may be collected, published, or prepared for teaching across the region.


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