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James E. Schrager

Professor, University of Chicago, USA
James E. SchragerJames E. Schrager

James E. Schrager is clinical professor of entrepreneurship and strategy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he has won numerous awards for his teaching. He is an active strategy adviser to companies small and large. His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and the Chicago Tribune, among others, and is frequently quoted in the press. He was founding editor of the Journal of Private Equity, published by Institutional Investors, for fifteen years. Dr Schrager’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in economics, an MBA in accounting, a CPA certificate, a juris doctor of laws, and a PhD in organizational behavior and policy from the University of Chicago.


Articles by this Author

  • Mergers Beyond the Numbers: How CFOs Can Shine
    by James E. Schrager
    Sometimes bad things happen to good people. The best finance executives don’t just count the numbers, court bankers, or dream up ideas to restructure the balance sheet. They backstop the CEO, and never in a more important area than strategy. Many observers think that’s the special purview of the CEO. But that’s just the point: it’s lonely at the top. Today, more than ever, the CEO needs someone to talk with who possesses powerful, detailed...
  • Avoiding the Mistakes of the Past: Lessons from the Startup World
    by James E. Schrager
    Failure is a wonderful teacher. The new-economy revolution had many of the trappings of a genuine economic revolt: vast fortunes forged in a fortnight, dashing young heroes and heroines, rotten institutions brought to their knees. It held such great promise, yet today even the dreams feel thoroughly eviscerated. What to learn from the revolution that never was? What lessons can be applied to new ventures?There is no better place to look for...
  • Ten Ways to Beat the Odds in M&A
    by James E. Schrager
    Most mergers fail.Yet you can increase the odds of success.Ten keys to better mergers.How eBay won one and lost one.How Newell Rubbermaid won many and lost one.Two tricks from a very successful serial acquirer.

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