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Micro-IPOs: An Analysis of the Small Corporate Offering Registration (SCOR) Procedure with National Data

  • James C. Brau

    (Brigham Young University)

  • Gardner Gee
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    In this study we examine every Small Corporate Offering Registration available from the United States. Using 339 micro-IPOs from 33 states, we find support for the relevance of (1)offering marketing mechanisms and expenses; (2)geographic characteristics; (3)offering characteristics; (4)ownership and governance characteristics; (5)business characteristics; (6)firm marketing mechanisms; and (7)signaling factors.

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    Article provided by Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business and Management in its journal Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance.

    Volume (Year): 14 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 3 (Fall)
    Pages: 69-89

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