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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). 30 Recent Stories
The latest studies show consumers are willing to pay more to buy from a small business than a big one. Here's a look at five reasons why Americans are rooting for entrepreneurs.
March 22, 2013
Washington's recent efforts to protect consumers may be hampering small-business growth.
March 14, 2013
Contrary to popular opinion and the media's fascination with young entrepreneurs, baby boomers are more likely to run their own businesses than 20-somethings.
February 15, 2013
The liberal activist recently proposed using multinationals' overseas cash to fund U.S. small businesses.
February 8, 2013
Small-business owners' optimism often hinders their retirement planning. Behavioral economics has some ideas about what it would take to get you to plan for your golden years.
January 18, 2013
Washington policy makers would like nothing more than for small business to boost hiring and investment. The best thing they could do is come to some agreement on the deficit and enact rules about all
January 14, 2013
While the political compromise in Washington might have been an overall plus for the U.S. economy, the measures are likely to damp small-business employment.
January 8, 2013
Given the business outlook for the coming year, it's hard to find any winners and the list of losers is long.
January 1, 2013
Despite the headlines about rising consumer confidence, the U.S. economy isn't looking up. Business owners' pessimism remains a drag on the recovery.
December 4, 2012
Compensation and Benefits
Most Americans don't like the 'market solution' to the problem of escalating health-insurance costs. The best option for employers and employees alike is to push for government policies that lower the
November 28, 2012
Entrepreneurship professor Scott Shane's insights on how spending cuts and tax increases could affect you.
November 20, 2012
Starting a Business
Targeted minority-lending programs have had only limited success in encouraging new-business creation among minorities. Could crowd-funding help close the startup gap?
November 15, 2012
Republican presidential candidate and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney set fact-checkers scrambling during this week's debate when he stated that new business startups were at 30-year lows.
October 5, 2012
The Republican challenger delivered an important message for economic development at the Clinton Global Initiative. U.S. foreign aid, he said, should be linked to efforts to promote free enterprise in
October 2, 2012
Think concerns over the coming federal spending cuts and tax increases are overblown? Think again. Here's why.
September 27, 2012
Optimism among small business owners has been slow to recover as the economy emerges from recession.
September 7, 2012
The SBA reports that it has tried to increase the share of federal dollars going to small businesses by implementing new contracting provisions. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to be working.
August 22, 2012
Interest is high in supporting youth entrepreneurship and often seen as a way to help create jobs and turn the economy. But a closer look at the issues shows that these notions may be little more than
August 13, 2012
A proposed measure intended to encourage more high-tech startups is misguided, our columnist argues. Increasing academic research funding is the better route for fostering innovation.
July 30, 2012
Business owners have been hit harder than others in the Great Recession, largely due to their greater share of home-equity debt. Here's what's needed for a small-business recovery.
July 23, 2012
Growing Your Business
To spur job creation, Congress is voting soon on a moratorium on regulation. Columnist Scott Shane says it's not the answer to our business problems.
July 18, 2012
Why success in the private sector doesn't necessarily translate into an effective leadership.
July 16, 2012
Small-business owners overwhelmingly favor Mitt Romney over Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. Here are seven reasons why.
June 12, 2012
Before spending money on business incubators, Congress should first figure out whether we really need more in the U.S. and whether they actually help create jobs.
May 31, 2012
If your heart is set on running your own business, you could raise your odds of success by first getting some experience on your resume and money in the bank.
May 28, 2012
Compensation and Benefits
Business owners often oppose the minimum wage because it reduces their profits. But their position might be more helpful to low-skilled workers than the altruistic views of elected officials.
May 25, 2012
Giving special treatment to one industry leads to misallocation of resources to that favored business sector.
May 1, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act won't be known until June, but here are some of the potential effects small-business owners might want to con
April 24, 2012
Selling equity in a business only makes sense for a business if there's a potential to generate substantial income on the investors' money.
April 18, 2012
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