Crowning Relationships

Posted On April 9, 2013
Categories In the News, The Pulse

Qatar is spending billions of dollars on new construction and infrastructure improvements as it prepares to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022. Foreign investors keen to invest in the Middle Eastern kingdom would be wise to cultivate friends in high places before coming to the table, Tamer Cavusgil of the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) told GlobalAtlanta. “To do business there, it helps to be close to the decision makers, the members of the ruling family. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing,” Cavusgil said. “Qatar is not democratic, but it is a progressive, forward-looking state that is open to modernizing its economy.”