Scott Shane (professor)

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Scott Shane
Scott Andrew Shane

(1964-04-14) April 14, 1964 (age 60)
EducationBrown University
Georgetown University
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
SpouseLynne Schneider
ChildrenHannah • Ryan
AwardsGlobal Award for Entrepreneurship Research (2009)[1]
Scientific career
FieldsEntrepreneurial studies
InstitutionsCase Western Reserve University
Thesis Cultural differences in innovation championing strategies  (1992)
Doctoral advisorSankaran Venkataraman

Scott Andrew Shane (born April 14, 1964)[2] is the A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and professor of economics at Case Western Reserve University. He has written over sixty academic papers on entrepreneurship, as well as writing or editing ten books on the subject.[3] His research has focused on many aspects of entrepreneurship, including technology entrepreneurship and venture finance,[4] as well as using twin studies to explore the genetic basis of entrepreneurial behaviors.[5][6][7][8]

Honors and awards[edit]

Shane's books have received the Best Business Book Award, the Best Small Business Book Award, and Taiwan's Golden Book Award.[3] Shane himself received the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research in 2009, and in 2016, he was recognized as the most influential entrepreneurship scholar from 2000 to 2015 by the New England Journal of Entrepreneurship.[8] In 2017, he was one of five winners of Case Western Reserve University's Faculty Distinguished Research Award.[4]


  1. ^ Davidsson, Per; Wiklund, Johan (August 2009). "Scott A. Shane: winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research". Small Business Economics. 33 (2): 131–140. doi:10.1007/s11187-009-9214-6. ISSN 0921-898X.
  2. ^ "Shane, Scott, 1964-". Library of Congress Name Authority File. Library of Congress. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  3. ^ a b "Scott Shane". Weatherhead School of Management. Case Western Reserve University. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  4. ^ a b "Scott Shane Selected For Faculty Distinguished Research Award". Weatherhead School of Management. Case Western Reserve University. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  5. ^ "Entrepreneurship: Is it In the Genes?". Entrepreneur. 2010-04-05. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  6. ^ DeMers, Jayson (2018-01-29). "Are Entrepreneurs Born -- or Made? Research Says 'Born.' But There's a Catch". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  7. ^ Mount, Ian (2009-12-09). "Are entrepreneurs born or made?". CNN Money. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  8. ^ a b Gupta, Vishal (2016-08-01). "Entrepreneurship Research in Management and Organizational Studies A Contribution-Based Assessment of the Literature". New England Journal of Entrepreneurship. Retrieved 2020-06-07.

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