Handbook of Research on Venture Capital: Volume 2

Handbook of Research on Venture Capital: Volume 2

A Globalizing Industry

Handbooks in Venture Capital series

Edited by Hans Landström and Colin Mason

This Handbook charts the development of venture capital research in light of the global financial crisis, starting with an analysis of the current venture capital market and the changing nature of the business angel market. Looking at governance structures; the performance of venture capitalists in terms of investments, economic impact and human capital; geographical organization of business angels and venture capital global ‘hotspots’; this book also analyses the current state of venture capital research and offers a roadmap for the future.

Chapter 12: Venture capital research: the road ahead

Hans Landström and Colin Mason

Subjects: business and management, entrepreneurship, economics and finance, corporate governance, economics of innovation, financial economics and regulation, innovation and technology, economics of innovation

Extract

In this final chapter of the Handbook we will discuss the future of venture capital and venture capital research, but also give some advice and suggestions for PhD students interested in venture capital. We have organized the discussion as a ‘round-table’ discussion among some of the authors of the chapters in the Handbook of Research on Venture Capital: Volume 2. In the chapter we will start to discuss the evolution of venture capital around the world – the past and future trends on the market as well as the role of governments for the evolution of venture capital. Second, we will continue to discuss our knowledge on venture capital – what have been learned and what needs to be learned in the future. Finally, as many PhD students read this kind of Handbook, the authors of the chapters will give some advice and suggestions for PhD students interested in writing their thesis on topics related to venture capital and business angels. We will start talking about the evolution of venture capital in the past. Over the last 30–40 years venture capital has grown from a rather regional phenomenon in the US, not least in high-tech regions like the San Francisco and Boston areas, towards an international activity. As you see it, what are the major changes taking place in venture capital over the last four decades?

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