Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
University of Notre Dame
September 28 - October 3, 2003

Student Survey
  The Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies has broadened its reach to include family-owned business courses and initiatives. You can help us best focus our efforts by answering the following questions.

Please read all the questions and respond whether or not your family is involved in a family-owned business.

   
1. Does your family own or operate a family-owned business?
 
Yes
No
  If “yes’” please check all that apply regarding you and your family’s business
  probable successor
prefer to work in the family-owned business immediately after college
prefer to work in the family-owned business perhaps a few years after college after gaining work experience elsewhere
prefer not to work in the family-owned business
undecided about working in the family-owned business
will participate in the family-owned business only as an owner (shareholder)
will participate as an advisor to the family-owned business
unaware of my options about working in or with the family-owned business at this time
undecided about my involvement in the family-owned businesses
 
2. Would you be interested in taking one or more courses focusing on family-owned business?
 
Yes
No
  If “yes,” what would you like to learn in this (these) course(s) about family-owned businesses? Check all that apply.
 

uniqueness of the family-owned business
earning trust as family member
promoting trust among family members
estate and ownership transfer planning
strategic planning (the family and the business)
role of non-family managers
family business governance
family Culture
family and business continuity
list others

 
3. Would you be interested in forming or participating in a Notre Dame Family-business Student Club?
 
Yes
No
 
4. Would you be interested in “interning” with a family-owned business or a business that consults primarily to family-owned businesses?
 
Yes
No
 
5. Would you be interested in working with your family to write a family-owned business plan to enter in the Dorothy Dolphin Family Business Plan Competition?
 
Yes
No

You can learn more about the Dorothy Dolphin Family Business Plan Competition and other Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies initiatives at www.nd.edu/~entrep , by visiting us at 234 Mendoza College of Business, or by calling 574-631-3042.

Thank you for taking the time to respond to this survey

 
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