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A Survey of Venture Capital Research


Marco DaRin


Department of Finance Tilburg University; Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Thomas F. Hellmann


University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business

Manju Puri


Duke University - Fuqua School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

October 12, 2011

TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2011-044
CentER Discussion Paper Series No. 2011-111

Abstract:     
This survey reviews the growing body of academic work on venture capital. It lays out the major data sources used. It examines the work on venture capital investments in companies, looking at issues of selection, contracting, post-investment services and exits. The survey considers recent work on organizational structures of venture capital firms, and the relationship between general and limited partners. It discusses the work on the returns to venture capital investments. It also examines public policies, and the role of venture capital in the economy at large.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 136

Keywords: Venture capital, private equity, alternative assets, IPOs, acquisitions, corporate venture capital, public policy, limited partners, institutional investors, syndication, innovation, venture capital returns

JEL Classification: G24, G21, G23

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Date posted: October 13, 2011  

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DaRin, Marco and Hellmann, Thomas F. and Puri, Manju, A Survey of Venture Capital Research (October 12, 2011). TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2011-044. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1942821 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1942821

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Marco DaRin (Contact Author)
Department of Finance Tilburg University ( email )
P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC)
Warandelaan 2
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
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Belgium
Thomas F. Hellmann
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business ( email )
2053 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Canada
604-822-8476 (Phone)
604-822-8477 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://strategy.sauder.ubc.ca/hellmann
Manju Puri
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business ( email )
1 Towerview Drive
Box 90120
Durham, NC 27708-0120
United States
919-660-7657 (Phone)
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
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