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Weatherhead’s Scott Shane discusses entrepreneurship amidst the pandemic

The Coronavirus Is Showing Us Which Entrepreneurs Matter

New York Times: Scott Shane, a professor of economics at the Weatherhead School of Management, spoke about different types of entrepreneurship: “The entrepreneurship that matters is … the high-potential start-ups that are backed by sophisticated investors.” Creating more venture capital and angel-backed companies, and fewer mom-and-pop retail shops, is ultimately positive, Shane said, as “a few extra Facebooks and Googles are probably worth a lot of clothing shops on Main Street because they produce a lot more jobs and economic output.”