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What you are is what you like--similarity biases in venture capitalists' evaluations of start-up teams

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  • Franke, Nikolaus
  • Gruber, Marc
  • Harhoff, Dietmar
  • Henkel, Joachim

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  • Franke, Nikolaus & Gruber, Marc & Harhoff, Dietmar & Henkel, Joachim, 2006. "What you are is what you like--similarity biases in venture capitalists' evaluations of start-up teams," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 21(6), pages 802-826, November.
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