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James S. Sagner

Associate Professor, University of Bridgeport, USA
James S. SagnerJames S. Sagner

James S. Sagner is an internationally recognized expert in financial management and economic analysis. He teaches undergraduate and MBA-level management, finance, and international business courses in the School of Business at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, and is currently a lecturer in the Executive Education Finance Program at the University of North Carolina. He has written six business finance and economics books and dozens of papers and articles, and is a former editor of Treasury Views. He is a graduate in accounting of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, holds a PhD in business and economics from the American University in Washington, DC, and has been a Rockefeller Foundation fellow. He holds CCM and CMC certifications. His book Cashflow Reengineering (1997) was selected as a most influential finance book of all time by QFinance Business Library.

Articles by this Author

  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Today’s Catalyst Is Working Capital
    by James S. Sagner
    Merger and acquisition (M&A) activities in developed countries once focused on strategic transactions for diversification or for vertical or horizontal integration. While that continues to be the situation in the developing economies, the M&A game in the United States, Western Europe, and Japan is often either to gain balance sheet assets, particularly hoards of underperforming cash, or to improve the acquired company’s working capital...

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