"Strategy Tomorrow"-Talk by Prof. James Schrager, a pioneer in the new field of Behavioral Strategy

June 24, 2014: 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

CSMG is excited to announce that Prof. James Schrager, a pioneer in the new field of "Behavioral Strategy" has kindly consented to give the Booth community a talk on the subject.



Gleacher Center
Room 100
450 N Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Prof. Schrager will talk about the direction the research and practical strategy is headed, why it matters, and how you can learn more about it. He will also explain how these new ideas may be considered to be "Back to the Future" for those at the Booth School of Business. Special Note: Those interested in attending this event are strongly encouraged to RSVP ASAP. If you are not able to secure a seat, you will be put on a wait-list and notified once an open seat becomes available.


No Charge


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Your request for registration via email will be confirmed (via email) by one of the coordinators, if there is a seat available. Please make sure that you received the confirmation email to attend this event.

Deadline: 6/20/2014

Speaker Profiles

Prof. James Schrager (Speaker)
Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

James E. Schrager studies the use of strategy by executives and venture capital partners. He was drawn to this research by a fascination with extreme success and a desire to better understand how it happens--or not. In the classroom, Schrager pushes his students to discover how to better judge potential new venture investments and growth opportunities for existing businesses by using the unique power of strategy. His work is powered by the application of Herbert A. Simon's concept of Bounded Rationality to strategy.

He has published multiple articles in the Wall Street Journal, CEO Magazine, and the Chicago Tribune, among others. He is frequently quoted in the press and has appeared on NBC, ABC, PBS, and other networks as an expert commentator on business strategy. He was editor of the Journal of Private Equity (published by Institutional Investor) for over a decade. In 2013, he co-authored a paper on the emerging field of Behavioral Strategy for the Journal of Strategy and Management.

Schrager is an active advisor to boards and CEOs on matters of strategy. His clients range from some of the largest companies in the US to professional service firms to start-ups, in high- mid- and no-technology businesses. His previous assignments include a series of corporate turnarounds for the Pritzker family interests, through their Chicago-based industrial conglomerate, The Marmon Group. 

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 in entrepreneurship in the United States by BusinessWeek Magazine. Schrager earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Oakland University, an MBA from the University of Colorado, a JD from the Depaul University College of Law, and a PhD from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in organization behavior and policy. He previously was a certified public accountant in the state of Illinois.


Sebi Thomas, '16 
Co-Chair Corporate Relations, Corporate Strategy and Management Group (CSMG)