Succession challenges facing family businesses in Saudi Arabia

Ekanem, Ignatius U. ORCID: and Alrossais, Latifah Abdulmohsen (2017) Succession challenges facing family businesses in Saudi Arabia. In: Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation in the Middle East. Zgheib, Philippe W., ed. Advances in Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage (ABSCA) . IGI Global, pp. 122-146. ISBN 9781522520665. (doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-2066-5.ch007)

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The aim of this study is to examine how succession planning is carried out in family-owned businesses in Saudi Arabia. The study adopts a qualitative methodology which involves semi-structured, face-to-face interviews. The major findings of the research is that most of the family businesses in Saudi Arabia do not have a proper succession plan due mainly to socio-cultural issues such as mistrust and conflict of interest between the older and the younger members of the family and also subservience of women in the society generally. The implications of the study are discussed including a paradigm shift where women are encouraged and given the opportunity to get involved in the running of their family businesses.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > Business School
Item ID: 21199
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Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2017 16:54
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2019 22:17

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