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

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

by Scott A. Shane

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ISBN-13: 9780300150063
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 01/28/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Scott A. Shane is A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. He is the author or editor of eleven books and more than sixty scholarly articles on entrepreneurship and innovation management. He lives in Shaker Heights, OH.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 America: Land of Entrepreneurship in an Entrepreneurial Era? 9

2 What Are Today's Entrepreneurial Industries? 30

3 Who Becomes an Entrepreneur? 40

4 What Does the Typical Start-Up Look Like? 64

5 How Are New Businesses Financed? 79

6 How Well Does the Typical Entrepreneur Do? 97

7 What Makes Some Entrepreneurs More Successful Than Others? 111

8 Why Don't Women Start More Companies? 125

9 Why Is Black Entrepreneurship So Rare? 135

10 How Valuable Is the Average Start-Up? 146

Conclusion 160

Notes 167

Index 201

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