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The Evolution of the Venture Capital Industry in Transition Economies: The Case of Poland

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  • Darek Klonowski
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    This article focuses on the evolution of the venture capital industry in emerging markets by examining the Polish experience between 1990 and 2003. Evidence is provided to demonstrate that the venture capital industry developed in three distinct phases (development, expansion and correction) and broadly followed a normal Western-type venture capital cycle. These stages differ from each other in terms of the amount of capital raised, the nature of investments (deal size, sectors of interest and stages of investment) and divestments. The study also concludes that there is no one typical venture capital firm operating in Poland, but rather different types; the study points to three different groups. Other conclusions are that there are strong advantages for early entrants into the industry, that venture capital funds with a strong local presence seem to achieve higher returns, and that venture capital firms become more specialised once the industry matures. The research is based on a survey of 78 venture capitalists (the response rate was 64%).

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Post-Communist Economies.

    Volume (Year): 17 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 331-348

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:pocoec:v:17:y:2005:i:3:p:331-348

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    1. Richard T. Bliss, 1999. "A venture capital model for transitioning economies: The case of Poland," Venture Capital, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 1(3), pages 241-257, July.
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    1. Karsai, Judit, 2006. "Kockázati tőke európai szemmel. A kockázati- és magántőkeipar másfél évtizedes fejlődése Magyarországon és Kelet-Közép-Európában
      [Venture capital through European eyes. The develo
      ," Közgazdasági Szemle (Economic Review - monthly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Közgazdasági Szemle Alapítvány (Economic Review Foundation), vol. 0(11), pages 1023-1051.
    2. Nhu Tuyên Lê & Marc De Bourmont & Olivier Vidal, 2011. "La perception des changements comptables par les acteurs : le cas du Viêt-Nam," Grenoble Ecole de Management (Post-Print) hal-00650545, HAL.
    3. Judit Karsai, 2012. "Development of the Hungarian Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry over the Past Two Decades," IEHAS Discussion Papers 1201, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

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