The Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise was established in 1980 through a generous endowment provided by Harry Turner Martindale ’27 and his spouse Elizabeth Fairchild Martindale.

An interdisciplinary resource in Lehigh University’s College of Business and Economics, the mission of the Center is to advance educational and scholarly programs to increase understanding of the U.S. economy and its relationship with the world economy. Since its establishment, the Martindale Center has sought to provide a platform for the exploration of issues that enhance students’ education, promote faculty research, and benefit the community at large. This rich collaboration provides for diverse forums about business and economic issues, and generates opportunities to initiate and sponsor programs with other centers, institutes, departments, and organizations - both on and off campus - bringing Martindale constituents into close communication with internationally recognized scholars and distinguished practitioners from business, industry, and public life.

By providing an intellectually rich atmosphere and opportunities for top level engagement, the Center has become a model of experience-based learning exemplifying the University’s educational goal of training leaders for a global society.


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Perspectives on Business and Economics