About the Author Dr. Scott A. Shaneis Professor of Economics and Entrepreneurship at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. The author of numerous scholarly articles on franchising, Dr. Shane has consulted with many current and potential franchisors on the topics outlined in this book. Dr. Shane has also written or edited seven other business books including:Finding Fertile Ground: Identifying Extraordinary Opportunities for New Ventures; Academic Entrepreneurship: University Spinoffs and Wealth Creation;A General Theory of Entrepreneurship: The Individual-Opportunity Nexus; Entrepreneurship: A Process Perspective;andFoundations of Entrepreneurship.Dr. Shane holds a Ph.D. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. copy; Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.