By Luca Iandoli, Hans Landstrom, Mario Raffa
This booklet attracts jointly prime lecturers to ascertain key demanding situations to entrepreneurship inside of Europe. matters coated comprise enterprise capital, start-ups, access boundaries, the position of gender, refugee entrepreneurship, and technological entrepreneurship. the result's a key perception into the frontiers of entrepreneurship in Europe.
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DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS The characteristics of the Italian ﬁnancial system are quite unfavourable to VC ﬁnancing in comparison with those of Anglo-Saxon countries. 4 per cent in the UK (source: OECD, Financial Market Trends, October 2004). The diﬀerence was even larger at the beginning of the 1990s. For instance, Rajan and Zingales (2003) show that in 1990, the ratio of the market value of listed ﬁrms to GDP was 13 per cent in Italy, while it was 54 per cent in the USA and 84 per cent in the UK.
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The results of the econometric analysis strongly support the argument that VC ﬁnancing spurs a ﬁrm’s growth. Conversely, only weak evidence is provided that this growth leads to a greater likelihood of obtaining VC. The chapter is structured as follows. The next section summarizes the literature about the relationship between growth and VC. Thereafter follows a section that describes the sample and sampling procedure, and some descriptive statistics. A further section deals with the eﬀect of a ﬁrm’s growth (and other ﬁrm- and industry-speciﬁc characteristics) on the likelihood of obtaining VC, and then a model of the eﬀect of VC ﬁnancing on a ﬁrm’s growth is presented.