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Financing Entrepreneurial Firms in Europe: Facts, Issues, and Research Agenda


Laura Bottazzi


Bocconi University - IGIER - Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research; University of Bologna - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Marco DaRin


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

June 2003

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 958

Abstract:     
During the latter part of the 1990s the introduction of the Euro, the dramatic increase in the supply of venture capital in most EU countries, and the creation of several "new" equity markets targeted at innovative firms have dramatically transformed the financing prospects of European entrepreneurial firms. In this study we contribute to a deeper understanding of their actual relevance by (i) gathering new evidence on European venture capital and on Europe's "new" stock markets, (ii) providing a rigorous econometric analysis of their impact on corporate growth, and (iii) elaborating on our findings to devise a research agenda.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 40

Keywords: Venture Capital, Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), Entrepreneurship, Going Public, Accounting Standards

JEL Classification: G10, G15, G30

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Date posted: June 17, 2003  

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Bottazzi, Laura and DaRin, Marco, Financing Entrepreneurial Firms in Europe: Facts, Issues, and Research Agenda (June 2003). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 958. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=415044

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Laura Bottazzi
Bocconi University - IGIER - Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research ( email )
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University of Bologna - Department of Economics
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Bologna, 40125
Italy
Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
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London, EC1V 3PZ
United Kingdom
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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B-1050 Brussels
Belgium
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