The Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Research Center


The home of research for Wharton Entrepreneurship, the Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Research Center is the first center dedicated to the study of entrepreneurship. Working around the world to advance understanding of entrepreneurship and global wealth creation, Wharton researchers continually produce top quality studies of entrepreneurship. The Center's director is is also founding editor of the Journal of Business Venturing, the most influential publication in the field. Current research is focused on a range of topics such as large-scale job creation, productivity and international competitiveness.

In 1985 and again in 1997 Ed Snider made donations to Wharton Entrepreneurship honoring his father, Sol C. Snider. This funding resulted in the creation of the Snider Entrepreneurial Research Center.

Ed Snider is founder of Comcast-Spectacor, which is a leader in the sports management industry, providing high quality sports and entertainment to millions of fans around the world by managing and operating public assembly facilities throughout the world.  In addition, Comcast-Spectacor owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, as well as the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, home of the Flyers and the National Basketball Association’s Philadelphia 76ers.