A Survey of Venture Capital Research

Da Rin, Marco, Hellmann, Thomas and Puri, Manju (2012) A Survey of Venture Capital Research. In: Constantinides, George M., Harris, Milton and Stulz, René M., (eds.) Handbook of the Economics of Finance. Elsevier BV, North Holland. ISBN 978-0444535948


This survey reviews the growing body of academic work on venture capital. It lays out the major data sources used. It examines the work on venture capital investments in companies, looking at issues of selection, contracting, post-investment services, and exits. The survey considers recent work on organizational structures of venture capital firms, and the relationship between general and limited partners. It discusses the work on the returns to venture capital investments. It also examines public policies, and the role of venture capital in the economy at large.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Venture capital; private equity; alternative assets; IPOs; acquisitions; corporate venture capital; public policy; limited partners; institutional investors; syndication; innovation; venture capital returns
Subject(s): Finance
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2014 11:51
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2016 11:05
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/5235

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