Mixed Methods in Venture Capital Research: An Illustrative Study and Directions for Future Work

Accepted for publication in the British Journal of Management. To cite that paper: Levasseur, L., Johan, S., & Eckhardt, J. (2021). Mixed methods in venture capital research: An illustrative study and directions for future work. British Journal of Management. DOI: 10.1111/1467-8551.12514.

55 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2021 Last revised: 13 Apr 2021

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Ludvig Levasseur 

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Sofia Johan

Florida Atlantic University - Finance; University of Aberdeen; Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC)

Jon Eckhardt

University of Wisconsin - Madison; University of Wisconsin - Madison - Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Date Written: April 7, 2021

Abstract


Professor Wright’s body of research on Venture Capital (VC) has advanced the field and has facilitated recent research on new sources of financing for start-ups such as crowdfunding and blockchain. In this article, inspired by Professor Wright’s pursuit in encouraging new directions in research, we first demonstrate, with an illustrative study on VC learning, that mixed methods research, which combines quantitative and qualitative data, can be helpful in VC research. We also present some possible mixed methods directions for future research. We conclude with a short and critical discussion on both methods and research practices. In doing so, we hope to stimulate scholars’ interest in these underutilised methods.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Finance, Venture Capital, Learning, Mixed Methods

JEL Classification: L26

Suggested Citation

Levasseur , Ludvig and Johan, Sofia A. and Eckhardt, Jonathan T and Eckhardt, Jonathan T, Mixed Methods in Venture Capital Research: An Illustrative Study and Directions for Future Work (April 7, 2021). Accepted for publication in the British Journal of Management. To cite that paper: Levasseur, L., Johan, S., & Eckhardt, J. (2021). Mixed methods in venture capital research: An illustrative study and directions for future work. British Journal of Management. DOI: 10.1111/1467-8551.12514., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3821391

Ludvig Levasseur  (Contact Author)

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Sofia A. Johan

Florida Atlantic University - Finance ( email )

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University of Aberdeen ( email )

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Jonathan T Eckhardt

University of Wisconsin - Madison ( email )

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United States

University of Wisconsin - Madison - Wisconsin Institute for Discovery ( email )

Madison, WI
United States

HOME PAGE: http://wid.wisc.edu/people/jon-eckhardt/

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