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).

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.
Congress Should Help Small Businesses Deter Patent Trolls
Patent trolls

Congress Should Help Small Businesses Deter Patent Trolls

The patent trolls are the only stakeholders who benefit from vague and unclear threats to sue for patent infringement.
Why the SBIR Program Is Worth Funding
Research

Why the SBIR Program Is Worth Funding

By overcoming market failure in the development and financing of early-stage technology, the SBIR program makes possible commercial activity that would not otherwise have occurred.
How to Build a Two-Sided Platform
Growing a Business

How to Build a Two-Sided Platform

Any time you match sellers with buyers, you have to ensure both sides of the deal are growing proportionately.
Why Rates of Entrepreneurship Remain Depressed
Entrepreneurship

Why Rates of Entrepreneurship Remain Depressed

Because of a range of factors, those looking for a rebound in entrepreneurship have a long wait.
How Businesses Are Handling the Obamacare Employer Mandate
Obamacare

How Businesses Are Handling the Obamacare Employer Mandate

Obamacare has created an incentive for business owners to navigate a different path than that which policymakers had intended.
Entrepreneurship Doesn't Cause Per-Capita Income Growth
Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Doesn't Cause Per-Capita Income Growth

The data suggest that rising wealth depresses business formation.
The Legacy of Communism Still Influences Beliefs About Entrepreneurship
Capitalism

The Legacy of Communism Still Influences Beliefs About Entrepreneurship

Twenty-five years years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the residents of former communist countries still tend to hold more negative views of entrepreneurship than their counterparts elsewhere.
Is Entrepreneurship Education Weakening in America?
Entrepreneurship

Is Entrepreneurship Education Weakening in America?

Since 2009, fewer Americans say their schools encourage the development of entrepreneurial principles.
New Locations Are Being Opened, But By Established Businesses
Starting a Business

New Locations Are Being Opened, But By Established Businesses

The fall in new company starts does not necessarily mean that the American economy is less dynamic than it used to be, or that Americans are opening up new establishments at a lower rate than they did in the late 1970s.
Small Business Is Using More Contractors
Outsourcing

Small Business Is Using More Contractors

Like larger corporations, many small businesses are using outside help rather than hiring new employees.
Small Business Credit Still Not Back to Pre-Recession Levels
Lending

Small Business Credit Still Not Back to Pre-Recession Levels

Despite the recent rise in the number of small business loans, small business lending still has not returned to their highs.
Tesla's New Patent Strategy Makes Sense
Patents

Tesla's New Patent Strategy Makes Sense

For a large number of people to replace their gasoline-powered cars with electric- vehicles, many automakers need to make electric cars.
Would a Higher Accredited-Investor Threshold Clip Angels' Wings?
Angel Investors

Would a Higher Accredited-Investor Threshold Clip Angels' Wings?

The SEC is considering higher financial thresholds for accredited investors. That might not limit angel financing as much as feared.