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How are small firms financed? Evidence from small business investment companies

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  • Elijah Brewer, III
  • Hesna Genay
  • William E. Jackson, III
  • Paula R. Worthington
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    This article examines the investment decisions of small business investment companies (SBICs). The results indicate that potential costs of contracting among SBICs, small firms, and others may have significant effects on how small firms are funded. For instance, projects generating tangible assets and firms operating in industries with few growth opportunities are more likely to be financed with debt than nondebt.

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    Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in its journal Economic Perspectives.

    Volume (Year): (1996)
    Issue (Month): Nov ()
    Pages: 2-18

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    Handle: RePEc:fip:fedhep:y:1996:i:nov:p:2-18:n:v.20no.6

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    Keywords: Small business ; Venture capital;

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    2. Olena Havrylchyk, 2010. "Foreign Bank Presence and Its Effect on Firm Entry and Exit in Transition Economies," Working Paper / FINESS 5.2, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
    3. Roman Inderst & Holger M. Mueller, 2006. "Informed Lending and Security Design," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 61(5), pages 2137-2162, October.
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