Robert W. Smiley, Jr. “I'm delighted to be a part of the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations fellowship program. These young scholars will be studying the role of broad-based employee ownership in our free market economic system.  Rutgers’ initiative is an important step into the future of scholarship in this area.”

– Robert W. Smiley, Jr.

The Smiley Fellowships were established through a gift from Robert W. Smiley, Jr., through the auspices of the Employee Ownership Foundation, to encourage the study of significant issues related to broad-based employee ownership in American history. Mr. Smiley is founder, chair and managing director of The Benefit Capital Companies, Inc.