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Family Finance and New Business Start-Ups

  • Basu, Anuradha
  • Parker, Simon C

After bank finance, borrowing from family and friends is the chief source of funds for new business start-ups in many countries, including the UK. Yet there has been virtually no treatment of this issue in the literature to date. We rectify this omission by developing a model of lending behaviour in which family members may have selfish or altruistic motives. We identify the key determinants of family lending using a unique data on Asian entrepreneurs in Britain. Copyright 2001 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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Article provided by Department of Economics, University of Oxford in its journal Oxford Bulletin of Economics & Statistics.

Volume (Year): 63 (2001)
Issue (Month): 3 (July)
Pages: 333-58

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