De-Segmenting Research in Entrepreneurial Finance
18 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2016
Date Written: March 1, 2016
Entrepreneurial finance literature is largely segmented. Different streams of the academic literature between entrepreneurship and finance have become segmented for reasons of theoretical tractability and data availability. In this paper, we discuss the origins and the effects of segmentation by source of financing, by data source, by field, and by country under investigation. We provide a number of examples, mainly from studies on Venture Capital, Initial Public Offerings, and Crowdfunding. We conclude with future research directions, with the hope to help de-segmenting research on entrepreneurial finance.
Keywords: Entrepreneurial Finance; Crowdfunding; VCs; IPOs; Equity crowdfunding; M&As
JEL Classification: G30
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