New Website: Family Business Histories

Family Business Histories is a collaborative research project between NYU Abu Dhabi  & Tharawat Family Business Forum. This research initiative is the first project mapping family business legacies in the MENASA region. It features a unique approach to understanding the multi-faceted impact of family-owned businesses in the regional economy, society and culture while preserving the history of individual entrepreneurs and collective business activities.

This understanding will not only offer significant insights into historical transformations of business cultures and socio-economic environments in the GCC as well as the MENASA region but also create an empirical repository in cooperation with NYUAD’s Archives & Special Collections.

For more information on the project, please visits its new website at