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Financing Constraints and Entrepreneurship

21 Pages Posted: 20 Aug 2009 Last revised: 13 Jan 2015

William R. Kerr

Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit

Ramana Nanda

Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit

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Date Written: August 11, 2009

Abstract

Financing constraints are one of the biggest concerns impacting potential entrepreneurs around the world. Given the important role that entrepreneurship is believed to play in the process of economic growth, alleviating financing constraints for would-be entrepreneurs is also an important goal for policymakers worldwide. We review two major streams of research examining the relevance of financing constraints for entrepreneurship. We then introduce a framework that provides a unified perspective on these research streams, thereby highlighting some important areas for future research and policy analysis in entrepreneurial finance.

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Kerr, William R. and Nanda, Ramana, Financing Constraints and Entrepreneurship (August 11, 2009). Harvard Business School Entrepreneurial Management Working Paper No. 10-013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1447503 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1447503

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