Allan Young


This issue of The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance and Business Ventures is devoted exclusively to research on venture capital. As such, the issue seeks to develop and analyze research concerns relevant to an area which has come to be recognized as perhaps the singly most important lifeblood concern with respect to entrepreneurship. The financing of business ventures at the germination of idea, start-up, early growth, and public financing stages are all vital to the success of an entrepreneurial venture. Since venture capital participation is almost always essential in each of these phases of entrepreneurial development, work studying the operations of venture capitalists themselves and their interface with nascent and early developing business ventures is at the hallmark of research in the general area of entrepreneurial finance. This issue of the journal seeks to present a selection of such current research.

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