Venture capital as human resource management
AbstractVenture capitalists actively participate in attracting, identifying, and suggesting managers for their portfolio companies through internal and external human resource networks. We collect and analyze survey data on the operation of this network. Theoretical and empirical analyses show that cross-sectional differences among portfolio companies should be, and are, associated with differences in the intensity with which venture capitalists network. Relevant factors include (1) the value of the information transmitted, (2) the riskiness of the activities of the portfolio companies, (3) the size of the venture capital fund, (4) the degree of difficulty in attracting executives, and (5) the reputation of the venture capitalist for successfully recycling managers.
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- Carvalho, Antonio Gledson de & Calomiris, Charles W. & Matos, Joao Amaro de, 2005. "Venture capital as human resource management," FEUNL Working Paper Series wp470, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia.
- Antonio Geldson de Carvalho & Charles W. Calomiris & Joao Amaro de Matos, 2005. "Venture Capital as Human Resource Management," NBER Working Papers 11350, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
- G24 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Investment Banking; Venture Capital; Brokerage
- J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
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