Financing entrepreneurial ventures in Europe: Impact on innovation, employment growth and competitiveness

01 April 2008 → 30 September 2011
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied economics
entrepreneurial finance
Project description

The aim of this research project is to assess the impact of Venture Capital and Private Equity (VC/PE) financing on the economic performance of innovative employment creation, growth, and competitiveness, and the role which VC/PE investors play in helping these firms bridge their resource and competence gap.
In so doing we will analyze both the demand for and the supply of VC/PE finacing. The demand side refers to the finacing needs of innovative entrepreneurial ventures while the supply side refers to the heterogeneous set of actors potentially providing equity financing to these firms.