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Handbook of Research on Venture Capital

Edited by Hans Landström, Professor, Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Lund University, Sweden
This Handbook provides an excellent overview of our knowledge on the various facets of managerial venture capital research.

The book opens with a thorough survey of venture capital as a research field; conceptual, theoretical and geographic aspects are explored, and its pioneers revisited. The focus then shifts to the specific environs of venture capital.
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Publication Date: 2007
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This Handbook provides an excellent overview of our knowledge on the various facets of managerial venture capital research.

The book opens with a thorough survey of venture capital as a research field; conceptual, theoretical and geographic aspects are explored, and its pioneers revisited. The focus then shifts to the specific environs of venture capital. Firstly, institutional (formal) venture capital is discussed. The analysis encompasses considerations such as structure, pre-investment processes, venture capitalist’s value-adding, performance, impact on economic development and early-stage financing as well as management buyouts. Business angel research, networks, and their investment decision making are then discussed under the wider umbrella of informal venture capital. Finally, the corporate venture capital market is explored from both the entrepreneur’s perspective and that of the supply side of corporate venture capital.

Also providing a lively and stimulating debate on policy implications and possible directions for future venture capital research, this all-encompassing Handbook will prove an invaluable reference tool for those with an interest in policy, business management, innovation, entrepreneurship, and the financing of new and growth-oriented ventures.
‘This Handbook, edited by Hans Landström, provides a timely and valuable addition to the body of knowledge in the field of venture capital research, especially from the managerial perspective. . . the book will make a valuable addition to any library that caters to the needs of those interested in entrepreneurship and new venture creation, be it academics, practitioners or policy-makers.’
– Amama Shabbir, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research

‘This is undoubtedly an important collection of papers that provides a very comprehensive, but not exhaustive, overview of the field of venture capital research and a stimulus to new thinking about research issues and perspectives. It should be on the desk of every scholar in the field and on the initial reading list of any aspiring doctoral researcher.’
– Richard Harrison, International Small Business Journal

‘. . . highly recommended for those requiring in-depth analysis of the pioneers of venture capital including future research and trends in this area.’
– Saleem Sheikh, International Company and Commercial Law Review
Contributors: S.A. Allen, L.W. Busenitz, D. Cumming, D. De Clercq, G. Fleming, G.H. Haines, Jr., P. Kelly, H. Landström, B.F. Leleux, J.J. Madill, S. Manigart, C. Mason, M.V.J. Maula, G.C. Murray, A. Parhankangas, A.L. Riding, H.J. Sapienza, A. Schwienbacher, D.A. Shepherd, J.E. Sohl, J. Villanueva, M. Wright, A. Zacharakis, S.A. Zahra
Contents:

Foreword

PART I: VENTURE CAPITAL AS A RESEARCH FIELD
1. Pioneers in Venture Capital Research
Hans Landström

2. Conceptual and Theoretical Reflections on Venture Capital Research
Harry J. Sapienza and Jaume Villanueva

3. Venture Capital: A Geographical Perspective
Colin Mason

4. Venture Capital and Government Policy
Gordon C. Murray

PART II: INSTITUTIONAL VENTURE CAPITAL
5. The Structure of Venture Capital Funds
Douglas Cumming, Grant Fleming and Armin Schwienbacher

6. The Pre-investment Process: Venture Capitalists’ Decision Policies
Andrew Zacharakis and Dean A. Shepherd

7. The Venture Capital Post-investment Phase: Opening the Black Box of Involvement
Dirk De Clercq and Sophie Manigart

8. Innovation and Performance Implications of Venture Capital Involvement in the Ventures they Fund
Lowell W. Busenitz

9. The Performance of Venture Capital Investments
Benoit F. Leleux

10. An Overview of Research on Early Stage Venture Capital: Current Status and Future Directions
Annaleena Parhankangas

11. Private Equity and Management Buy-outs
Mike Wright

PART III: INFORMAL VENTURE CAPITAL
12. Business Angel Research: The Road Traveled and the Journey Ahead
Peter Kelly

13. Investment Decision Making by Business Angels
Allan L. Riding, Judith J. Madill and George H. Haines Jr

14. The Organization of the Informal Venture Capital Market
Jeffrey E. Sohl

PART IV: CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITAL
15. Corporate Venture Capital as a Strategic Tool for Corporations
Markku V.J. Maula

16. Entrepreneurs’ Perspective on Corporate Venture Capital (CVC): A Relational Capital Perspective
Shaker A. Zahra and Stephen A. Allen

PART V: IMPLICATIONS
17. Implications for Practice, Policy-making and Research
Hans Landström

Index