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Financial intermediaries, ownership structure and the provision of venture capital to SMEs: evidence from Japan

Cumming, Douglas; Fleming, Grant; Schwienbacher, Armin


This paper examines how the provision of venture capital to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) is influenced by the ownership structure of the venture capital provider. We introduce a new and unique dataset from the Japanese venture capital market, comprising data on investment and venture capital activities of 127 Japanese venture capital funds. The data allow us to provide a direct comparison of the behaviour of individual owner-manager venture capitalists versus financial...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Small Business Economics
DOI: 10.1007/s11187-008-9106-1


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