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March 1, 2004

For a Westerner advising family businesses in Egypt the experience can be fraught with cultural challenges and entrepreneurial insights. A deeper understanding of foreign work ethics is only the beginning

Gerald Le Van is a Family Business Strategist based in Black Mountain, North Carolina. He is Managing Director of The Le Van Company (www.levanco.com).
(The author is indebted to Professor Tarek A Tatem and Larry C Hearn for ideas generated by their unpublished article, 'Egyptians and Americans: Developing Cross-Cultural Competence for Global Business'.)

For a Westerner advising family businesses in Egypt the experience can be fraught with cultural challenges and entrepreneurial insights. A deeper understanding of foreign work ethics is only the beginning

March 1, 2004

The Family Business Network is the World Association for Family Enterprises. Part of its mission is to raise awareness of the societal importance and economic significance of family enterprises around the world.

Barbara Murray is Consultant Editor of Families in Business. Guido Corbetta  is Professor of Strategy in Family Businesses at Universita Bocconi. Gioacchino Attanzio is CEO of AidAF.

January 1, 2003

Samuel C Johnson Family Enterprises were the recipients of the 2002 IMD Distinguished Family Business Award. Over the past decade, the company and the family behind it have seen phenomenal growth – in both the business and the family dimensions

Joachim Schwass is Professor of Family Business, IMD and Director, the IMD – Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie Family Business Center.

Samuel C Johnson Family Enterprises were the recipients of the 2002 IMD Distinguished Family Business Award. Over the past decade, the company and the family behind it have seen phenomenal growth – in both the business and the family dimensions

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