Venture Capital and Economic Growth: An Industry Overview and Singapore's Experience
Winston T.H. Koh
Singapore Management University - School of Social Sciences
Singapore Management University - Lee Kong Chian School of Business
November 10, 2002
Singapore Management University, School of Economics and Social Sciences, Working Paper No. 21-2002
This paper provides an overview of the venture capital industry, and its development in Asia and Singapore. Venture capital plays an important role in innovation and economic growth. Indeed, the resurgence of the United States as a technology leader is intimately linked to the success of Silicon Valley. As Singapore enters the next phase of economic development, the creation of internal engines of growth is an urgent task. The Singapore government has done much to provide an environment for entrepreneurship to thrive. Its success at replicating the Silicon Valley culture will be important for Singapore's future economic success.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 31
Keywords: venture capital, private equity, economic growth, Silicon Valley, Singapore
JEL Classification: G24
Date posted: February 26, 2003
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