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European venture capital: Strategies and challenges in the 90s


  • Roure, Juan B
  • Keeley, Robert H
  • van der Heyden, Tom


The growth of European venture capital in recent years has been dramatic, but it faces serious issues in the 1990s, such as industry growth rates, competition, rates of return and the Single European Market itself. Roure, Keeley and van der Heyden studied 34 major European venture capital firms to get views which would assist strategists and public policy makers. The authors also look ahead in the 1990s. Among the interesting results are further growth in venture capital, with strong financial support from pension funds and life assurance companies, greater competition and lower returns among venture capital firms, and a shift of investment away from early-stage firms to more fully established ones.

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  • Roure, Juan B & Keeley, Robert H & van der Heyden, Tom, 1990. "European venture capital: Strategies and challenges in the 90s," European Management Journal, Elsevier, vol. 8(2), pages 243-252, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:eurman:v:8:y:1990:i:2:p:243-252

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    1. Eric von Hippel, 1994. ""Sticky Information" and the Locus of Problem Solving: Implications for Innovation," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 40(4), pages 429-439, April.
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    1. Sophie Manigart & Koen De Waele* & Mike Wright & Ken Robbie & Philippe Desbrières & Harry Sapienza & Amy Beekman, 2000. "Venture capitalists, investment appraisal and accounting information: a comparative study of the USA, UK, France, Belgium and Holland," European Financial Management, European Financial Management Association, vol. 6(3), pages 389-403.
    2. Leleux, Benoit & Surlemont, Bernard, 2003. "Public versus private venture capital: seeding or crowding out? A pan-European analysis," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 18(1), pages 81-104, January.
    3. Sapienza, Harry J. & Manigart, Sophie & Vermeir, Wim, 1996. "Venture capitalist governance and value added in four countries," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 11(6), pages 439-469, November.

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