Scott Shane

Weatherhead School’s Scott Shane ranked highest among top entrepreneurship researchers

In a study recently published in the New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, authors identified Scott Shane, the A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, as ranking first among top research scholars in the field of entrepreneurship, a rapidly growing area of research interest.

The purpose of this study, titled “Entrepreneurship Research in Management and Organization Studies: A Contribution-Based Assessment of the Literature (PDF),” is to identify the researchers and universities that have had the greatest influence on entrepreneurship research from 2000-2015.

The authors analyzed articles from seven top-tier academic journals in business management using four different criteria for measuring, adjusted and unadjusted for journal quality. Shane, also professor of economics, was ranked in the top spot across all four methodologies used to rate individual researchers.

“This is a fabulous outcome not only for Scott, but for Weatherhead itself and across the university,” said Rob Widing, dean and the Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Management.