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).

14 Recent Stories

The JOBS Act Doesn't Mean You Should Run Out and Raise Equity
Financing

The JOBS Act Doesn't Mean You Should Run Out and Raise Equity

Selling equity in a business only makes sense for a business if there's a potential to generate substantial income on the investors' money.
Should American Entrepreneurs Favor Tariffs? (Opinion)
Exploring New Markets

Should American Entrepreneurs Favor Tariffs? (Opinion)

Tarrifs raise the price of imported goods, which can hurt not only the sales of exporters but also can the local businesses in the importing country.
Private Equity and Entrepreneurs: Allies in Productivity (Opinion)
Productivity

Private Equity and Entrepreneurs: Allies in Productivity (Opinion)

Private-equity firms are in the spotlight thanks to Mitt Romney. But they don't deserve the blame they get for destroying jobs any more than young breakouts like Google, says Scott Shane.
Why We Should Invest More in Existing Businesses (Opinion)
Growing Your Business

Why We Should Invest More in Existing Businesses (Opinion)

Small businesses employ a lot of people, so policy makers invest in resources that help start new companies. But more resources should be allocated to helping existing business stay afloat.
Let Small Investors Join Angel Groups (Opinion)
Angel Investors

Let Small Investors Join Angel Groups (Opinion)

Being rich does little to protect an investor from fraud. Often there is safety in numbers.
Pop the Question. It Will Help Your Business (Opinion)
Lifestyle

Pop the Question. It Will Help Your Business (Opinion)

Getting married is a good idea if you're an entrepreneur or want to run your own business. The below-market labor and advice are just some of the reasons why. Our columnist explains.
Sit Down Now and Write That Business Plan (Opinion)
Your Business Plan

Sit Down Now and Write That Business Plan (Opinion)

If you're serious about building a successful enterprise, you'll need a business plan. But don't let that stop you from starting.
Puzzle for Policy Makers: How to Increase Gender Equality in Entrepreneurship
Trends

Puzzle for Policy Makers: How to Increase Gender Equality in Entrepreneurship

The solution for policy makers looking to reduce the longstanding disparity between the sexes may depend largely on why the gap continues.
The Home-Equity Credit Crunch (Opinion)
Financing

The Home-Equity Credit Crunch (Opinion)

How home price declines have contributed to tight credit for small businesses.
Millionaire's Tax Could Stall Small-Business Jobs Engine (Opinion)
Tax Center

Millionaire's Tax Could Stall Small-Business Jobs Engine (Opinion)

Policymakers fail to see how a surcharge tax on the wealthy could hurt the employment and economic growth that small businesses generate.
Are You a Born Entrepreneur? (Opinion)
Leadership

Are You a Born Entrepreneur? (Opinion)

Scientific research shows that our genes influence whether we start our own businesses.
Expand the Startup Visa Act (Opinion)
Leadership

Expand the Startup Visa Act (Opinion)

For real economic impact, the legislation must broaden the pool of eligible entrepreneurs.
Who Counts As an Entrepreneur? (Opinion)
Startup Basics

Who Counts As an Entrepreneur? (Opinion)

Estimates of the number of entrepreneurs in the U.S. vary widely. If you want a more precise number, we'll need a definition of the word that everyone agrees on.
Occupy Wall Street Is No Friend of Small Business (Opinion)
Leadership

Occupy Wall Street Is No Friend of Small Business (Opinion)

Op-Ed: While many small-business owners share some populist anger at Wall Street banks, they should look closely at the protestors' positions before aligning themselves with the movement.
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