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Leaders in Family Enterprise: In Practice and Theory - Anvar Jay Varadaraj MBA '13, Global Brand Leader at ELGI

by Smith Family Business Initiative

Academic Speaker Professional Development Networking

Wed, 04 Dec 2019

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

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Sage Hall B10

114 East Avenue, Ithaca, NY 11482, United States

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Why family business?
  • Research suggests that nearly 80-90% of all business globally are family or privately owned. As logic might follow, a vast majority of Johnson and Cornell students will find themselves working in, for or with a family owned business.
  • As family business continues to emerge as a field of study, there is a need to understand where application and theory meet or divert. Business owners and leaders will reveal what is currently reality, while esteemed researchers and academics will share what the current thinking is to support the owner’s experience.
  • The overlap of family, business and ownership leads to many unique qualities for family firms. These qualities can be the source of market advantage or frequent conflict. Why do certain family businesses succeed while others fail?
This course aims to:
  • Increase your awareness of the significance, diversity, and complexity of family enterprises.
  • Introduce students to founders and leaders of successful family enterprises across multiple industries.
  • Showcase academics who are furthering the understanding of family enterprise.
  • Highlight strategies and approaches to business succession, strategy, governance and family wealth planning.
  • Engage students in active discussion, dialog and interview techniques. 
 

Date

Speaker

Organization

Website

29-Aug

Dann Van Der Vliet

Cornell SFBI

Intro - Fam Biz 101

5-Sep

Meaghan Frank, ’11, MPS ‘16

Dr. Frank Wines

www.drfrankwines.com

12-Sep

Margarita Tsoutsoura

Johnson - Cornell

www.tsoutsoura.com

19-Sep

Stefanie Kasselakis Kyles

Vassilaros' & Sons Coffee

www.vassilaroscoffee.com

26-Sep

Alan Rosen, ‘91

Juniors Cheesecake

www.juniorscheesecake.com

3-Oct

Dwight Vicks, ’84, MBA ‘91

Vicks Lithograph

www.vicks.biz

10-Oct

Catherine Boas

Carl Marks

www.carlmarks.com



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Sage Hall B10

114 East Avenue, Ithaca, NY 11482, United States

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