Jennifer Pendergast
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Jennifer Pendergast

John L. Ward Clinical Professor in the Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative; Executive Director of the Center for Family Enterprises

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Why More Family Enterprises Are “Venturing Out”

A look at the pivot toward venture investing—and what it takes to pull it off.

Researchers: Jennifer Pendergast

October 1, 2022

Organizations

What to Consider Before Taking a Job at a Family-Owned Business

Working for a family firm can be rewarding, but you should do your homework first to make sure it’s the right place for you.

Researchers: Jennifer Pendergast

July 1, 2022

Careers

3 Tips for Taking Your Family Business Public

Navigate this decision carefully, and you could have the best of both worlds.

Researchers: Jennifer Pendergast

December 3, 2021

Organizations

How Family Business Owners Can Step Up During a Crisis

In uncertain times, businesses need to adapt. Their owners may have to as well.

Researchers: Jennifer Pendergast

October 5, 2020

Organizations

Podcast: How a Century-Old Family Business Is Adapting to the Pandemic

On this special episode of The Insightful Leader: a conversation with the chairman and the CEO of Griffith Foods about leading with purpose during the crisis.

Researchers: Jennifer Pendergast, Brian Griffith and TC Chatterjee

July 31, 2020

Leadership

This Isn’t Their First Crisis: Many Family Businesses Are Uniquely Prepared for the Looming Recession

Even so, one of their core strengths could become a liability.

Researchers: Jennifer Pendergast

May 4, 2020

Organizations

How Family Businesses Can Adapt for the Next Generation

Five tips for staying relevant—and successful—as an “enterprising family.”

Researchers: Jennifer Pendergast

July 1, 2019

Organizations