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Venture Capital and Risk in High-Technology Enterprises

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  • Gavin C. Reid

    (Department of Economics, University of St. Andrews, U.K.)

  • Julia A. Smith

    (Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, U.K.)

Abstract

We find UK investors and entrepreneurs are significantly concordant in rankings of investments and key factors for risk but significantly discordant on risk classes. Investors emphasise agency risk (e.g., motivation, empowerment, alignment), and entrepreneurs emphasise business risk (e.g., market opportunities).

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  • Gavin C. Reid & Julia A. Smith, 2003. "Venture Capital and Risk in High-Technology Enterprises," International Journal of Business and Economics, College of Business and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, vol. 2(3), pages 227-244, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ijb:journl:v:2:y:2003:i:3:p:227-244
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    1. Jong-Shin Wei & Chwen-Chi Liu, 2003. "Structure, Conduct, and Performance of Principal-Agent Models: An Overview," International Journal of Business and Economics, College of Business and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, vol. 2(3), pages 177-178, December.

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    Keywords

    principal-agent; high-tech; risk;

    JEL classification:

    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
    • M2 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics
    • M4 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting

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