Smith Family Business Initiative at Cornell

The Smith Family Business Initiative at Cornell is dedicated to supporting and strengthening the network of owners, leaders and alumni that work in, with or for a family business.

Founded in 2014 from a generous gift from John and Dyan Smith, the Smith Family Business Initiative provides education, networking and new knowledge for family business owners, successors and students from across the globe.


Headlines

2018 Family Business Alliance Annual Meeting, June 20 - 22

2018 Family Business Alliance Annual Meeting, June 20 - 22

March 27, 2018
Junior’s restaurant and bakery: A home-grown business with billion-dollar ambitions

Junior’s restaurant and bakery: A home-grown business with billion-dollar ambitions

March 09, 2018
Understanding family businesses

Understanding family businesses

March 07, 2018

Family Business in the News

Feb 05

Business schools ‘teach what you can’t learn from your parents’

Family-owned companies can benefit from more professional skills.


Jan 02

Most Popular Family Business Articles of 2017

A monthly look back at the most popular family business articles of 2017, from the Family Firm Practitioner. 




Family Business Blog

Apr 11

Why are conflicts in family owned businesses so common ?

Daniel G. Van Der Vliet

“Why are conflicts in family-owned businesses so common, extreme and intractable and what can individuals do to manage these?” This question formed the overarching theme at the San Francisco Family Business Roundtable organized by the Smith Family Business Initiative, Cornell. The roundtable brought together a highly distinguished set of global individuals involved either directly or […]