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).
The SEC is considering higher financial thresholds for accredited investors. That might not limit angel financing as much as feared.
New-business job creation has declined, and not for the reasons you might think.
The Small Business Administration has done something rare: It united both sides of the aisle in opposition.
When calls for consumer protection come from competitors, policymakers should be cautious.
Just because venture investment is up doesn't mean we are awash in froth.
Stimulating entrepreneurship means accepting more inequality. Policy intervention needs to understand that.
Before Americans start celebrating a drop in the number of uninsured, you first have to look behind the numbers.
Entrepreneurs approach decision-making differently. But is that nature or nurture?
Elected leaders are looking in the wrong place. All Americans want is equal opportunity.
The desire for the government to provide care has been waning. And that was well before the ACA took effect.
Millennials want to make more money than previous generations. But their way of getting there is a head-scratcher.
Starting a Business
We hear so much about how millennials want to run their own businesses. But recent data suggest the opposite is true.
It's not about bias or the 'system.' To address the gender gap, more women need to want to own businesses.
From an economic and health standpoint, policymakers got it right when it came to sales of recreational cannabis.
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.
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