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Management educator

James Joseph Chrisman, American management educator. Fellow, The Center for Innovative Studies, since 2002.


Chrisman, James Joseph was born on October 11, 1954 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of James John and Mildred Fay (Nelson) Chrisman.


Associate of Arts, Illinois Center College, 1977. BlackBerry, Western Illinois University, 1980. Master of Business Administration, Bradley University, 1982.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Georgia, 1986.


Machinst WABCO, Peoria, Illinois, 1974-1978. Assistant professor University South Carolina, Columbia, 1986-1991. Associate professor Louisiana State University, 1991-1993.

Professor University Calgary, Canada, 1993—2002, co-director venture development program Canada, 1996, associate dean research and Doctor of Philosophy program Canada, 1996-2001, endowed professor family business entrepreneurship Canada, 1999—2002, director Center Family Business Management and Entrepreneurship Canada, 1999—2002. Professor Mississippi State University, Starkville, since 2002. Consultant United Nations Development Program, 1989-1990, International Civil Aviation Organization, 1990, Louisiana Lottery Corporation, 1992, Association Small Business Development Centers, since 1993.



Fellow United States Association Small Business and Entrepreneurship (competitive papers chairman 1988, vice president corporation entrepreneurship 1989, board directors 1989-1993, program chairman 1991, vice president research 1992, president elect 1993, honorary president 1994). Member North America Case Research Association (vice president publications 1987, proceedings editor 1987, vice president membership 1988-1989, board directors 1987-1989), International Council Small Business (competitive papers chairman 1988, vice president programs 1989, deputy program chairman 1990, board directors 1999-2001), Eastern Casewriters Association (board directors 1990), Academy Management (executive committee Entrepreneurship division 1991-1992).


  • Other Interests

    Collecting first edition books, chess, lacrosse, darts, bowling.


Married Karen Waller, June 11, 1991.

James John Chrisman

Mildred Fay (Nelson) Chrisman

Karen Waller