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Scott Shane

Nominated for the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards in:

Scott Shane is A. Malachi Mixon III, Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of nine books, including:

"Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths that Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy Makers Live By"

"Finding Fertile Ground: Identifying Extraordinary Opportunities for New Ventures"

"From Ice Cream to the Internet: Using Franchising to Drive the Growth and Profits of Your Company"

"Technology Strategy for Managers and Entrepreneurs"

"Fool's Gold: The Truth Behind Angel Investing in America"

He is also a member of the Northcoast Angel Fund in the Cleveland area.


Scott Shane's 2005 book "Finding Fertile Ground: Identifying Extraordinary Opportunities for New Businesses" won the 2006 Golden Book Award for best business book of the year and has been translated into eight languages. The author of numerous scholarly articles and books, Shane was the 2009 winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research.




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