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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). 13 Recent Stories
Exploring New Markets
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.
April 3, 2012
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.
March 27, 2012
Growing Your Business
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.
March 22, 2012
Being rich does little to protect an investor from fraud. Often there is safety in numbers.
February 28, 2012
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.
February 14, 2012
Your Business Plan
If you're serious about building a successful enterprise, you'll need a business plan. But don't let that stop you from starting.
February 1, 2012
The solution for policy makers looking to reduce the longstanding disparity between the sexes may depend largely on why the gap continues.
January 17, 2012
How home price declines have contributed to tight credit for small businesses.
January 3, 2012
Policymakers fail to see how a surcharge tax on the wealthy could hurt the employment and economic growth that small businesses generate.
December 15, 2011
Scientific research shows that our genes influence whether we start our own businesses.
December 6, 2011
For real economic impact, the legislation must broaden the pool of eligible entrepreneurs.
November 23, 2011
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.
November 7, 2011
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.
October 24, 2011
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