Smith Family Business Initiative Faculty

Knowledge Into Action.

The Smith Family Business Initiative (SFBI) at Cornell has brought together faculty, scholars, and practitioners to provide multidisciplinary guidance and expertise to help equip well-established, emerging, and aspiring family businesses with the knowledge and skills essential to navigate the multi-generational dimensions and family influence of these organizations. Through thought leadership, practice, and teaching the SFBI faculty and fellows leverage their expertise and knowledge to shape the landscape of family business as well as provide new ideas and paradigms for understanding family business.

John and Dyan Smith Professor of Management and Family Business Cornell Family Business Fellows Selected Research Publications
Wesley David Sine Smith Family Business Initiative Fellows The Effect of Succession Taxes on Family Firm Investment: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
Drivers of Effort: Evidence from Employee Absenteeism
The ties that bind: implicit contracts and the adoption of management technology in the firm
COVID-19-related research in firms