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#1Maria Martinez-Cillero (Economic and Social Research Institute)H-Index: 1
#2Martina Lawless (Economic and Social Research Institute)H-Index: 1
Last. Rachel Slaymaker (Economic and Social Research Institute)
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In this paper, we use novel firm-level survey data on investment expenditure for Irish SMEs to investigate the existence of investment constraints between 2016 and 2018. We model investment as a fu...
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#1Ekaterina Murzacheva (University of Portsmouth)H-Index: 1
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Last. Jonathan Levie (National University of Ireland, Galway)H-Index: 20
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This paper re-visits the traditional model of the finance escalator, which outlines alternative financial pathways for entrepreneurs depending on their aspirations and stage of development. Buildin...
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#1Rudy Aernoudt (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 6
#2Amparo San Jose (University of Navarra)H-Index: 1
Women-led businesses are less likely to raise venture capital than male-only businesses and the amounts that they raise are lower. Yet women-led businesses deliver better revenue performance and re...
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ABSTRACTExisting research suggests that individuals occupying different professional roles, have different human capital and hence vary in their “opportunity templates”, and may thus deviate in their evaluations of a given business opportunity. This paper advances our understanding on how evaluators vary in their assessments of business opportunities in two very early phases by conducting a comparative analysis of three stakeholder groups that are crucial to new ventures: entrepreneurs, managers...
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#1Cornelius Maas (HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management)H-Index: 1
#2Patrick Steinhagen (HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management)H-Index: 1
Last. Andreas Pinkwart (HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management)H-Index: 6
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ABSTRACTInnovation is an important value lever, especially within small- and medium-sized companies. However, little research has examined its influence within the investment process of equity investment funds – a surprising circumstance since innovation could increase an investment’s value. This study provides insights into equity investment funds’ perspective on innovation throughout the various phases of the investment process. We conducted in-depth interviews with investment professionals fr...
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ABSTRACTWe extend our worldwide research on private equity by studying the drivers of going private operating performance in emerging countries (Asia and Latin America). We select a large set of ca...
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ABSTRACTFollow-on equity fundraising for young ventures is a key issue for venture capital (VC) performance and entrepreneurial success. VC managers’ antecedents and fund characteristics might play a role here, through a signaling perspective, in securing additional financing for their portfolio ventures. However, the entrepreneurial finance literature has not yet investigated the importance of the lead VC managers’ profiles for syndication in subsequent VC financing rounds. In this mixed-method...
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ABSTRACTStart-ups are increasingly using equity crowdfunding to raise necessary funding at an early stage. In this rather new form of financing, potential investors communicate with each other and the entrepreneurs typically through the discussion boards of mediating online platforms. Using a mixed-methods approach, this explorative study analyses the role of investor-initiated discussions in equity crowdfunding. First, we develop a framework and categorize 574 interactions between potential inv...
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ABSTRACTThis paper investigates how two cognitive mechanisms of business angels – regulatory focus and cognitive style – contribute to the process of evaluating an investment opportunity. Analyzing...
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#1Christian MasiakH-Index: 2
#2Joern H. Block (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 31
Last. Helmut Kraemer-Eis (European Investment Fund)H-Index: 6
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ABSTRACTThe vast majority of firms in Europe are micro firms. Still, we know little about their financing patterns. Our paper aims to close this gap. Based on a large European firm-level data set, ...
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