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. Executive Director Ian MacMillan is also The Dhirubhai Ambani Professor and Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Wharton School; his research interests are in entrepreneurship, new venture management, organizational competence, and strategic management.
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 was 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.