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The Role of the Venture Capitalist as Monitor of the Company: a corporate governance perspective

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  • L.A.A. Van den Berghe

    (Ghent University)

  • Abigail Levrau

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The monitoring and stewardship role of the owner is an important corporate governance issue that deserves far more attention. Our analysis focuses on the role of the venture capitalist (VC) as monitor of high-tech venture-backed companies. We provide evidence from the literature as well as a qualitative descriptive view of the experiences of Belgian VCs. The position of the VC sheds more light on the plenitude of roles an active owner can play. Furthermore, our findings highlight the need for a better understanding of the governance structure and processes of high-tech companies. Copyright Blackwell Publishers Ltd 2002.

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  • L.A.A. Van den Berghe & Abigail Levrau, 2002. "The Role of the Venture Capitalist as Monitor of the Company: a corporate governance perspective," Corporate Governance: An International Review, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 10(3), pages 124-135, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:corgov:v:10:y:2002:i:3:p:124-135
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