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The venture capitalist and the board of directors in SMEs: roles and processes
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0680-1883
Centre for Church Research and Scandinavian Institute for Research in Entrepreneurship, Slependen, Norway.
2002 (English)In: Venture Capital: an International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, ISSN 1369-1066, E-ISSN 1464-5343, Vol. 4, no 2, p. 125-146Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The paper provides an attempt to direct the research in the area of venture capitalists and the board of directors in SMEs. Issues about boards in venture capital-backed technology based industrials are explored, and various research designs are used to meet different research questions. Empirical results indicate that venture capital firms purposefully use boards in the portfolio firm, and boards in venture capital-backed firms are more active than boards in other firms. The venture capitalist and the entrepreneur/owner-manager of the portfolio firm may have diverging expectations to board roles. In this setting the board becomes an interesting meeting place for studying the processes and the dynamics between external and internal stakeholders. Future research in this area should integrate board role theories and board process theories.

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Abingdon: Routledge, 2002. Vol. 4, no 2, p. 125-146
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Board involvement, working relationships, venture capital backed firms
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-26134DOI: 10.1080/13691060110094397Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85011195632OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-26134DiVA, id: diva2:733920
Available from: 2014-07-13 Created: 2014-07-13 Last updated: 2018-02-08Bibliographically approved

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