HEC Paris, ranked #2 worldwide this year for Executive Education by Financial Times, is pleased to announce the publication of ‘Doing Business in Qatar – Case Studies for Executive Education’ by Dr Laoucine Kerbache and Dr Wolfgang Amann.

The book is the second such project carried out by the duo, following their previous volume ‘Doing Business in the MENA Region’, which featured award-winning cases from a global case writing competition organised by the European Foundation for Management Development.

The two professors have now drawn on their long tenure and experience in Qatar to publish their next volume. Doing business in Qatar – Case Studies for Executive Education’ consists of case studies authored by the HEC Paris faculty, with focus on Qatar. The book covers different industries, organisations, ownership structures, and degrees of diversification.

With their latest publication, Dr Kerbache and Dr Amann, along with their colleagues, aim to balance international best and next practice case studies with local ones in the school’s short and custom certificate and degree programmes. Case studies have a long tradition at HEC Paris in Qatar. They are an essential pillar in their high-impact learning framework, which takes the learner through four key stages: clarifying why a topic matters; illustrating how it works; practicing holistic problem solving; and discussing what gained insights mean for individuals, their teams, and organisations.

Dr Laoucine Kerbache

Dr Laoucine Kerbache
Dr Laoucine Kerbache

Professor Dr Laoucine Kerbache is the former Dean and CEO of HEC Paris in Qatar after serving for twenty years as full professor at the main campus in France. He was also Director of the HEC Paris PhD Program.

For over thirty years of academic and research activities in his areas of expertise – Operations and Supply Chain Management – Dr Kerbache has already published over 100 papers in international journals. Among his other numerous textbook publications, he is the co-author of the three bestseller editions of the textbook ‘Management Industriel et Logistique: Conception and Pilotage de la Supply Chain’. He has also been serving on various international academic and research boards as well as consulting and developing executive education programmes in many different countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Dr Wolfgang Amann

Dr Wolfgang Amann
Dr Wolfgang Amann

Professor Dr Wolfgang Amann has been designing and delivering executive education seminars for over 20 years. He currently serves as Professor of Strategy as well as Academic Director of Degree and Custom Programs at HEC Paris in Qatar.

Dr Amann has published 45 books for executives and compiled more than 100 case studies for his executive education seminars. He has received several academic impact, case writing, book publishing, research and teaching awards. Most notably, he repeatedly won best course awards amongst all CEMS courses offered in the global CEMS network of top business schools.

Professor Amann also is the founder of CHEER – Center for Humanistic Executive Education Research at HEC Paris in Qatar. The centre researches and develops cutting-edge, next generation solutions in executive education and thus supports the school in its efforts to have impact and enhance academic excellence.

The programmes at HEC Paris in Qatar cover a wide range of topics such as leadership, decision making, people management, finance, negotiation skills, strategy, and change management. This year, HEC Paris is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its partnership with Qatar Foundation and campus in Qatar.

For updates and more information, visit qatar.exed.hec.edu