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Rodney Shrader


Department of Managerial Studies


Building & Room:

UH 2212

Office Phone:

(312) 996-8732

CV Link:

Rodney Shrader

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  • Professor & Denton Thorne Chair in Entrepreneurship, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010 to present
  • Faculty Director, UIC Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2009 to present
  • Associate Professor of Management, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003 to 2010
  • Assistant Professor of Management, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1997 to 2003
  • Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, 1996-1997
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University, 1995-1996
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1994-1995
  • English Instructor, Mahachulalonghornraja vidyalaya University, 1987-1988

Classes Taught

  • Technology Venture Formation

Research Interests

  • Technology commercialization
  • Social performance of entrepreneurial firms

Selected Publications

  • Simon M. & Shrader, R.C. (forthcoming) Entrepreneurial Actions and Optimistic Overconfidence: The Role of Motivated Reasoning in New Product Introductions. Journal of Business Venturing
  • Renko, M., Shrader, R.C., & Simon, M. (forthcoming) Perception of entrepreneurial opportunity: A general framework, Management Decision
  • McWilliams, A & Shrader, R.C. (forthcoming) Toward measuring the social impact of entrepreneurial firms, Journal of Ethics and Entrepreneurship.
  • Hansen, D.J., Shrader, R.C., & Monllor, J.A., (2011) Defragmenting definitions of entrepreneurial opportunity. Journal of Small Business Management 49(2): 283-304.

Notable Honors

2010, Excellence in Teaching Award, UIC

2010, Teaching Recognition Program Award, UIC

2001, Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence, NASDAQ

1997, Dissertation Award for Excellent Research in New Enterprise Development, Heizer


PhD in Strategic Management, Georgia State University, 1996
BA, Ambassador University, 1989