Profile

Melvin H. Goldman

Melvin H. Goldman

Visiting Lecturer of Management

Email: mhg24@cornell.edu
302 Sage Hall
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201
Phone: 607-255-2662

Professor Goldman’s areas of Interest include international venture capital, industrial technology development and policy, institutions of economic growth and development. Goldman worked on issues related to entrepreneurship finance and industrial technology development in India, Brazil and China as well as South Korea, Philippines and Pakistan. He also was a senior advisor to the Turkish Technology Development Foundation providing advice on starting venture capital and start-up funds. He had worked with the Croatian Government to aid them with institutional and policy reform for industrial technology development and fund raising to build a cross-border venture capital operation.

Goldman’s current main activity is building and managing a small vineyard and high-end winery in the Finger Lakes.

Goldman co-authored an article titled "Technology Institutions and Policies: Their Role in Developing Capability in Industry,” and has given several lectures including "On Developing Industrial Technology" at Oxford, Harvard and Sophia Universities and "On Developing Venture Capital" in Japan, Brazil, India & the EU.

His earlier principal roles included serving as the World Bank's main industrial technology development specialist for Asia and the World Bank's Resident Representative in Colombia. In India, he worked over a period of ten years to help establish the first six venture capital companies and to reform and improve a set of research and technology institutions in India.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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