Scott Shane

Scott Shane

Professor at Case Western Reserve University

Scott Shane is the A. Malachi Mixon III professor of entrepreneurial studies at Case Western Reserve University. His books include Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths That Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy Makers Live by (Yale University Press, 2008) and Finding Fertile Ground: Identifying Extraordinary Opportunities for New Businesses (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005).

Is Student Debt the Reason Millennials Aren't Starting Companies?
Entrepreneurship

Is Student Debt the Reason Millennials Aren't Starting Companies?

It's easy to blame mounting debt loads for a slowdown in entrepreneurship. But data show otherwise.
Venture Capital Isn't Partying Like 2000
Venture Capital

Venture Capital Isn't Partying Like 2000

Despite some headlines, the nature of the current venture market is far different than the bubble years.
Are Standard Equity Stakes in Spinoffs Misguided?
Equity

Are Standard Equity Stakes in Spinoffs Misguided?

Universities may be missing out on owning a share of their strongest spinoffs.
Will Equity Crowdfunding Buyers Be Able to Sell Their Shares?
Equity crowdfunding

Will Equity Crowdfunding Buyers Be Able to Sell Their Shares?

Buyers, beware. While private-company shares can now be bought relatively easily, selling them will likely prove more difficult.
Will Starting a Business Kill Your Future Job Prospects?
Entrepreneurship

Will Starting a Business Kill Your Future Job Prospects?

Starting your own business has an added risk: a tougher road to get hired by someone else later.
Are Men Better Entrepreneurs Than Women? That's the Perception.
Gender gap

Are Men Better Entrepreneurs Than Women? That's the Perception.

A big problem with the gender gap in entrepreneurship is the nagging feeling that men are better suited for it.
Are Small-Business Owners Immoral If They Pay Low Wages?
Employee Compensation

Are Small-Business Owners Immoral If They Pay Low Wages?

The biggest fallacy in the discussion of living wage is looking at the issue from a moral point of view.
Should You Raise Your Employees' Pay?
Employee Compensation

Should You Raise Your Employees' Pay?

There is a benefit to paying efficiency wages. But make sure the cost is right for your business.
Why Small Businesses Are Turning to Online Lenders
Lending

Why Small Businesses Are Turning to Online Lenders

Online lenders are attractive because business owners know time, not money, is their most precious resource.
How the Decline in Community Banks Hurts Small Business
Community Banks

How the Decline in Community Banks Hurts Small Business

Dodd-Frank has weakened community banks, a lifeline for many small businesses.
Replace the SBA's Outdated 7(a) Loan Program
Lending

Replace the SBA's Outdated 7(a) Loan Program

Like a Cuban taxi driver, the SBA is making due with a 1950s-era model in 2015.
Is Declining Business Failure Holding Back Entrepreneurship?
Entrepreneurship

Is Declining Business Failure Holding Back Entrepreneurship?

Data suggest the lower rate of companies failing might be behind the decline in companies starting up.
Finding a Good Small Business Job is Getting Harder
Hiring

Finding a Good Small Business Job is Getting Harder

Small businesses are doing a lot more without having to hire new workers.
Greater National Competitiveness Doesn't Lead to More Entrepreneurship
Economics

Greater National Competitiveness Doesn't Lead to More Entrepreneurship

Nations that are more competitive have less of their adult-age population in the process of starting or running new businesses.
How to Pick Equity Crowdfunding Investments
Equity crowdfunding

How to Pick Equity Crowdfunding Investments

Once these investments are allowed, the trick will be knowing which companies to back.