An Evaluation of the Organizational Performance of Family Firms in the Gulf Region: Factors Impacting Sustainable Business Growth
Malik, Assad Liaquat Saeed
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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The family firms represent a significant percentage of a country economy both in the developed and emerging nations. In this case, they contribute positively to the countries capital investments and boosting the employment levels. In this context, the present study focuses on evaluating the organizational performance of the family firms in the GCC region. In particular, this study focus has been on the factors that impact a significant sustainable growth of the family firms. In this study, the issue of focus has been the increase in the foreign direct investment owing to the recent trends in globalization which have been elicited by the GCC being the preferred destination for foreign investors. Nevertheless, previous research is yet to examine the impact of the FDI in improving the family firm’s organization performance. Data used to achieve the aim of the research was collected through the secondary approach which have been sourced from sources published in the past. The selected sources are from different countries particularly in the western countries. In regard to the changes in the organizational operational efficiencies of the family firms after increase of FDI, they include: strategic decision making, leadership of family firms and being more conservative and risk-averse. The analysis indicates that these factors have impacted positively on the organizational performance of family firms. Similarly, these aspects can be integrated in the GCC firms as a best practice. Lastly, different strategies for enhancing organizational performance in the family firms in GCC has been recommended.
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