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November 22, 2019

Melia, Inditex and Damm families lead Spain’s digital revolution, family businesses H&M Group and IKEA unite to study recycled textiles, and Hays family creates 1,500 new careers in the UK’s travel industry.

Melia, Inditex and Damm families lead Spain’s digital revolution

Spanish family businesses Melia Hotels International, Inditex and Damm have been named among the top 10 companies leading the digital transformation of the Spanish economy.

Research by the Coordenadas Institute of Governance and Applied Economics hailed the families and public peers, such as Telefonica and Seat, for adapting their business models through digitalisation. Their motivation was to enhance their competitiveness and position themselves as international benchmarks.

May 16, 2019

Business principals looking to secure their legacy, but missing a family successor, could take inspiration from the founder of Richer Sounds who is transferring the bulk of his shares worth $4.4 million into an Employee Ownership Trust.

Business principals looking to secure their legacy, but missing a family successor, could take inspiration from the founder of Richer Sounds who is transferring the bulk of his shares worth $4.4 million into an Employee Ownership Trust.

June 1, 2011

Each spring, the guns fall silent in Afghanistan. US soldiers breathe a little easier. The children come out to play. It is the time when the poppy fields need to be harvested, so young Afghan males lay down their arms and get to work.

Each spring, the guns fall silent in Afghanistan. US soldiers breathe a little easier. The children come out to play.

It is the time when the poppy fields need to be harvested, so young Afghan males lay down their arms and get to work.

Around 30% of Afghan GDP derives from the export of opium and much of the money goes to the insurgency, as well as farmers and drivers. The rest of the economy is shot to pieces. There is no other way to keep busy, or make money.

September 1, 2005

Good office politics start with solid foundations so everyone – family members and non-family employees alike – know where they stand. Paul Dorf emphasises the value of employment contracts and outlines the issues to consider when preparing them

Paul Dorf is managing director of Compensation Resources, Inc, New Jersey, USA

Good office politics start with solid foundations so everyone – family members and non-family employees alike – know where they stand. Paul Dorf emphasises the value of employment contracts and outlines the issues to consider when preparing them

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