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

40 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2003  

Laura Bottazzi

University of Bologna - Department of Economics; Bocconi University - IGIER - Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research; University of Bologna - Rimini Center for Economic Analysis (RCEA)

Marco Da Rin

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

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Date Written: June 2003

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.

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

JEL Classification: G10, G15, G30

Suggested Citation

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

Laura Bottazzi

University of Bologna - Department of Economics

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Marco Da Rin (Contact Author)

Tilburg University, Department of Finance ( email )

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Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC)

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Tilburg, 5000 LE
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European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

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Belgium

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