Handbook of Research on Business Angels

Handbook of Research on Business Angels


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Business angels are recognized as playing a key role in financing the start-up and early stages of new ventures. However, our knowledge of how business angels operate remains limited and highly fragmented. This Handbook provides a synthesis of research on business angels. It adopts an international perspective to reflect the spread of angel investing around the world. The increasing number of government initiatives to promote angel investing is also reflected in the book with an assessment of the most common support schemes.

Adopting an international focus, the expert group of contributors examine business angels themselves, the evolution of the market, the various stages of the investment process and the role of public policy in influencing angel investment. They each conclude their chapters with an agenda for future research on business angels.

Students and scholars of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance and related subjects will find this book to be an invaluable resource for their work. In particular, they will benefit from the research agendas that conclude each chapter. This Handbook will also be of interest to policy-makers and other practitioners looking to enhance their understanding of the design and need for such interventions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781788970488
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 03/30/2018
Series: Handbooks in Venture Capital series
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 9.25(w) x 6.12(h) x (d)

About the Author

Edited by Hans Landström, Professor, Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Lund University, Sweden and Colin Mason, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, UK

Table of Contents


1. Business Angels as a research field

Hans Landström and Colin Mason

2. Researching Business Angels: Definitional and data challenges

Colin Mason

3. The economic significance of Business Angels: Towards comparable indicators

Sofia Avdeitchikova and Hans Landström

4. Categorisations of Business Angels: An Overview

Roger Sørheim and Tiago Botelho

5. Women Business Angels: Theory and Practice

Frances M. Amatucci

6. Investment decision making by Business Angels

Andrew Maxwell

7. Business Angels as smart investors: A systematic review of the evidence

Diamanto Politis

8. Angel-entrepreneur relationships: demytisfying their conflicts

Veroniek Collewaert

9. Business Angels in China: Characteristics, policies and international comparison

Jiani Wang, Yi Tan and Manhong Liu

10. Business Angels in emerging economies: Southeast Asia

William Scheela

11. Business Angels in Sub-Saharan Africa

David Lingelbach

12. Business Angels in developing economies: The experience of Latin America

Gianni Romani and Miguel Atienza

13. The effectiveness of tax incentives for Business Angels

Cécile Carpentier and Jean-Marc Suret

14. Business Angel Networks: A review and assessment of their value to entrepreneurship

Tom Lahti and Henrik Keinonen

15. Crowdinvesting – Angel investing for the masses?

Lars Hornuf and Armin Schwienbacher


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