Speakers

Dan Adelman

Robert Z. Aliber

Patrick Baumann

Gary S. Becker

Marianne Bertrand

Christian Broda

Ronald S. Burt

Agustín Carstens

Timothy Chen, '91

John H. Cochrane

Christopher L. Culp

Harry L. Davis

Francisco Gil Díaz

Nicholas Epley

Eugene F. Fama, '64

Ayelet Fishbach

Robert H. Gertner

Michael Gibbs

Austan D. Goolsbee

Paul Hersey, '56

Mark Hoplamazian, '89

Chris Hsee

John Huizinga

Erik Hurst

Steven Kaplan

Anil Kashyap

Lim Hng Kiang

James M. Kilts

Randall S. Kroszner

Justin Yifu Lin, Ph.D. '86

Puneet Manchanda

Scott F. Meadow

Tanya Menon

Tobias J. Moskowitz

Kevin M. Murphy

Jaime Chico Pardo, '74

Canice Prendergast

Raghuram G. Rajan

Haresh Sapra

James Schrager

George P. Shultz

Abbie J. Smith

Edward A. Snyder

Richard H. Thaler

Robert H. Topel

Li Yuanwei

Luigi Zingales

Marvin Zonis

James SchragerJames Schrager

Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management

Cities: Chicago

James E. Schrager studies the use of strategy to help managers predict outcomes. He also studies the role of boards of directors and venture capital successes and failures. Schrager was drawn to research in entrepreneurship by a fascination with extreme success and a desire to better understand how it happens--or not. In the classroom, Schrager hopes his students are able to learn how to better judge new venture investments and growth opportunities for existing businesses.

He has published multiple articles in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, and several other publications. He frequently is quoted in the press, and has appeared on NBC, ABC and PBS among other networks as an expert commentator on business strategy. He is founding editor of the Journal of Private Equity, published by Institutional Investors.

Schrager is a member of the Great Lakes Group, a strategy consulting firm. His other professional activities include a series of corporate turnarounds for the Pritzker family interests, through their Chicago-based industrial conglomerate, The Marmon Group. In addition, as executive vice president of San Francisco--based Getz Brothers & Co, he was responsible for the successful execution of the Getz Japan initial public offering in Tokyo, the first private U.S. company to be allowed to go public in Japan.

He has three times received the Emory Williams Award for Excellence in Teaching, and was twice selected to deliver the Convocation Address. He was named one of the top twelve teachers of entrepreneurship in the United States by BusinessWeek, who also named him one of the top two teachers at Chicago Booth. Schrager earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Oakland University and an MBA from the University of Colorado, majoring in accounting. In 1975, Schrager became a certified public accountant while in his first semester of law school. He graduated with a JD from DePaul University of Law in 1979, and a PhD from the University of Chicago in organization behavior and policy.

His hobbies include skiing, sailboat racing, and the restoration and repair of old cars.

 

Last Updated 11/11/14