New Frontiers in Entrepreneurial Finance Research

New Frontiers in Entrepreneurial Finance Research

Anita Quas, Yan Alperovych;Cristiano Bellavitis;Ine Paeleman;Dzidziso Samuel Kamuriwo


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This book provides an updated view of new trends in entrepreneurial finance, with the aim of guiding academics and non-academics alike that want to gain a deeper understanding of this field.

It collects recent contributions from scholars from all over the world. Each chapter provides new empirical or theoretical evidence on fundamental issues related to entrepreneurial finance, including business angels, crowdfunding, Initial Coin Offerings, Mini bonds, public support and more. Besides reviewing the recent trends in the field, the book also highlights new avenues for research, and implications for practitioners.

  • Introduction: Entrepreneurial Finance — From the 18th Century to Modern Times (Yan Alperovych, Cristiano Bellavitis, Dzidziso Samuel Kamuriwo, Ine Paeleman and Anita Quas)
  • Beyond Traditional Venture Capital:
    • The Role of Angel Syndicates on the Demand and Supply of Informal Venture Capital (Stefano Bonini, Vincenzo Capizzi and Paola Zocchi)
    • To the Rescue: Government Intervention in Venture Capital Markets (Thomas Standaert)
    • Guarantee Instrument Obsolete or Future-Oriented? (Rudy Aernoudt)
  • Fintech Revolution and Entrepreneurial Finance:
    • New Frontiers in Green Project Financing: Leveraging on the Crowd (Saman Adhami, Giancarlo Giudici and Huy Pham Nguyen Anh)
    • Linguistic Style and Crowdfunding: Moving the Current Debate Forward (Riccardo Maiolini, Francesco Cappa and Francesco Fasano)
    • An Introduction to Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Offerings (Pierluigi Martino, Kevin Jue Wang, Cristiano Bellavitis and Carlos M DaSilva)
    • Mini-Bonds: An Emerging Link in the Intermediation Chain in Europe (Luisa Anderoni and Maria Debora Braga)
  • Soft Characteristics and Entrepreneurial Finance:
    • Construed Shared Expectations: Facilitating Access to Early-Stage Equity Financing in Developing Countries (Carlos Martínez)
    • Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship (Riccardo Calcagno, Yan Alperovych and Anita Quas)
    • Social Entrepreneurship Competitions: Hoping for Funding and Gaining Valuable Experience in the Process — An Exploratory Study (Moriah Meyskens, Rachel Christensen and Patricia Márquez)

Readership: Undergraduate and graduate students and researchers in the area of entrepreneurial finance; actual and potential entrepreneurs.Entrepreneurship;Venture Capital;Private Equity;Innovation;Public Policy;Crowdfunding;Incubators;Mini Bonds;Developing Countries;Green Projects0Key Features:
  • Double nature: academic and non-academic. The book's chapters will be inspired by academic articles and written by scholars, but will be presented in a non-academic friendly format. Moreover, the focus will be in providing clear avenues for future academic research and interesting implications for practitioners, mainly entrepreneurs. This focus will guarantee interest from both early stage researchers and entrepreneurs
  • Up to date. The chapters will be selected out of contributions presented to prestigious international conferences with a focus on entrepreneurial finance that will take place in Spring and Summer 2018. It will therefore include only updated, cutting-edge research insights
  • Global. The contributions to the book will come from scholars located all over the world and who have conducted research in the US, Europe and Asia. Research focused on emerging markets will also be welcomed