Scott Shane Selected For Faculty Distinguished Research Award

Scott Shane Selected For Faculty Distinguished Research Award

Posted 4.20.17

Scott Shane Selected For Faculty Distinguished Research Award

Each year, Case Western Reserve University recognize five faculty members whose work has made a prolific impact on society. This year, one of the honorees of the Faculty Distinguished Research Award is Scott Shane, Weatherhead's A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and professor of economics.

Shane’s influence on entrepreneurial research is widely recognized in the industry. In fact, in August 2016, the New England Journal of Entrepreneurship ranked him first among research scholars who had the greatest influence on entrepreneurship research from 2000-2015.

With more than 60 articles and multiple books on entrepreneurship and innovation management, Shane has made lasting contributions to the field.

His books have been well-received, earning such accolades as the Best Business Book Award, Best Small Business Book Award and the Golden Book Award, Taiwan.

While Shane’s research is considered to be broad in scope, he has focused on technology entrepreneurship, new firm formation, economic development and new venture finance.

When Shane was named the 2009 winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research, his vast contributions to the field were cited, specifically noting his influence on how research in the specialty is conducted, how entrepreneurship is perceived by scholars and what are considered the industry’s key tenets.

More recently, the Burton D. Morgan Foundation recognized Shane’s impact by naming him its inaugural research fellow in 2015. As part of the fellowship, Shane conducted entrepreneurship education experiments to determine the best approach to teach entrepreneurs how to effectively deliver a pitch. Working with local universities, including Case Western Reserve University, he established pitch competitions for students.

Read more about the 5 recipients of this year's Faculty Distinguished Research Award.


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