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).

Don't Hurt Entrepreneurship In Fighting Income Inequality
Income Inequality

Don't Hurt Entrepreneurship In Fighting Income Inequality

Stimulating entrepreneurship means accepting more inequality. Policy intervention needs to understand that.
Jobs, Not Obamacare, Are Helping the Uninsured
Obamacare

Jobs, Not Obamacare, Are Helping the Uninsured

Before Americans start celebrating a drop in the number of uninsured, you first have to look behind the numbers.
Are Entrepreneurs' Brains Wired Differently?
Entrepreneurs

Are Entrepreneurs' Brains Wired Differently?

Entrepreneurs approach decision-making differently. But is that nature or nurture?
Focus on Opportunity, Not Income Inequality
Leadership

Focus on Opportunity, Not Income Inequality

Elected leaders are looking in the wrong place. All Americans want is equal opportunity.
Why Americans Have Turned Against Government-Sponsored Health Insurance
Obamacare

Why Americans Have Turned Against Government-Sponsored Health Insurance

The desire for the government to provide care has been waning. And that was well before the ACA took effect.
The Paradox of Generation Y
Millennials

The Paradox of Generation Y

Millennials want to make more money than previous generations. But their way of getting there is a head-scratcher.
Are Millennials Really the Entrepreneurial Generation?
Starting a Business

Are Millennials Really the Entrepreneurial Generation?

We hear so much about how millennials want to run their own businesses. But recent data suggest the opposite is true.
Closing the Business-Ownership Gender Gap
Growth Strategies

Closing the Business-Ownership Gender Gap

It's not about bias or the 'system.' To address the gender gap, more women need to want to own businesses.
Why Colorado and Washington Were Wise to Legalize Pot
Growth Strategies

Why Colorado and Washington Were Wise to Legalize Pot

From an economic and health standpoint, policymakers got it right when it came to sales of recreational cannabis.
The Anti-Main-Street President
Growth Strategies

The Anti-Main-Street President

Most of this administration's policies have been hostile to the interests of Main Street business owners, particularly those running labor-intensive businesses with low-wage employees.
To Help Small Business, Cut Regulation
Growth Strategies

To Help Small Business, Cut Regulation

The regulatory burden on small businesses is now higher than it was when President Obama took office. Circumstances must change.
Why Corporate Tax Reform Is Not Enough
Finance

Why Corporate Tax Reform Is Not Enough

Only comprehensive reform will prevent businesses that produce the same profits through the same activities from paying vastly different tax rates.
Big Business Risks Alienating Small Business by Shunning Tea Party
Finance

Big Business Risks Alienating Small Business by Shunning Tea Party

Maintaining an alliance with small-business owners is in the best interests of big-business leaders. Instead, there is a fight brewing.
Why We Don't Need New Policies to Boost Startup Rates
Starting a Business

Why We Don't Need New Policies to Boost Startup Rates

The decline in startup rates might simply represent Americans' realization that earning a living running one's a small business has become more difficult over the past three-and-a-half decades.
Why Equity Crowdfunding Isn't a Threat to Venture Capital
Finance

Why Equity Crowdfunding Isn't a Threat to Venture Capital

Under the JOBS Act, there will be new ways to raise money. But not all fund-raising is created equal.