Upcoming Events

Family Businesses Responding to Crisis: A Historical Perspective


Lecture and Panel Discussion


Guest speaker: Andrea Schneider-Braunberger,
CEO of Business History Society

16 March 2021

1 – 2 pm Abu Dhabi time

Open to NYUAD community and by invitation

The Family Business Histories project is delighted to welcome Dr. Andrea Schneider-Braunberger for our upcoming webinar. Andrea is CEO of the Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte (GUG) (Business History Society), established in 1976 and based in Frankfurt-am-Main in Germany.

Andrea has written extensively about the history of German family businesses and her team has supported many family firms in documenting their history. Her career has contributed to building bridges between the academic world, business, and government and has helped to deepen the appreciation of how insight can be generated from hindsight.

Andrea will share her research on German family firms responding to crisis and what today’s leaders can learn from yesterday’s entrepreneurs.


We are hiring!

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In collaboration with Kawader Program, the Family Business Histories project is looking for a Research Assistant to support the research project in support of the Principal Investigators.

You can learn more about Kawader Program here

Vacancy and application details can be found here

Candidates will be considered until the position is filled.

UAE nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. 


Past Events

February 14, 2021

In this webinar, we present to you the second case study conducted with Almajdouie Group. Founded in 1965 by Ali Ibrahim Almajdouie in KSA, the group has over 5000 employees across the globe. As of 2021, five of the founder’s children occupy executive roles and members of the third generation have begun to join the group.

August 18, 2020

In this webinar, we present to you the first case study conducted with Jashanmal Group. Established in 1919 with its first store in Basra, Iraq, the Jashanmal Group is a retail and wholesale distribution business whose retail operations span over 150 stores in the Gulf region as of 2020.

Second Annual Conference

Presentation and Panel Discussion

 “Family Business Histories: A Research Partnership with The Tharawat Family Business Forum

The inaugural lecture of the Family Business Histories lecture series drew comparisons between the emergence and evolution of family businesses in various parts of the world in their respective socio-economic, cultural and political landscapes

January 15, 2020

November 7, 2019

We were delighted to hold our very first event in 2017. The event offered practical insights for family businesses on how to document, store and preserve their history for the generations to come.

November 23, 2017

February 7, 2019

Our first event of 2019 focused on family business history and legacy, building on our most recent research findings which focus on the foundation years of selected family businesses in the MENASA region

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2019 Tharawat Family Business Forum and New York University Abu Dhabi