Upcoming Events

NYUAD Research Conference 2020 - Interactive Exhibit


April 15, 2019

Doing Family Business History: The Institutional Development and Status of Family Firm Research in Germany

Lecture by Dr. Andrea H. Schneider-Braunberger

CEO of the Society for Business History (Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte GUG e.V.)


focus on the approach of the Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte, a brief history of our development, our actual outreach and focus then on some case studies and how they were set up and which results.

12:00 - 1:00 pm 

NYU Abu Dhabi Campus

Open to NYUAD community and by invitation

April 16, 2019

Uses of the history of family firms in Germany

Round-table and Panel Discussion


Dr. Andrea H. Schneider-Braunberger, CEO of the Society for Business History

Panelist 1, position

Panelist 2, position


I will focus on the question why should family firms engage with their history (uses) and what can they learn from this by using three to five cases

9:30 - 11:00 am 

Tharawat Space, Dubai

Invitation only

Family Business Histories seminar series


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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. 



Presentation and Panel Discussion

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

Second Annual Conference

November 23, 2017

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.

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

Past Events

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

November 7, 2019

January 15, 2020

Press Coverage

Arabic Press


English Press

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Zawya UAE News

2019 Tharawat Family Business Forum and New York University Abu Dhabi