Corporate Venture Capital: Bridging the Equity Gap in the Small Business Sector

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CONTENTS
List of figuresix
List of tablesxi
Forewordxiv
Prefacexvi
Acknowledgementsxviii
1 INTER-FIRM COLLABORATION 1
Increasing levels of inter-firm collaboration1
Theoretical considerations: some explanations for increasing levels of collaboration7
Increasing levels of collaboration between large and small firms19
Summary and conclusions30
2 CORPORATE VENTURING AND CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITAL 33
Introduction33
Corporate venturing and corporate venture capital: some definitions33
Corporate venture capital: nature and forms38
The potential benefits of corporate venture capital investment41
Evidence and trends in corporate venture capital investment57
Summary, research aims and methodological overview71
3 CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTMENT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 81
Introduction81
Research aims and methodology82
Numbers and characteristics of investing companies84
Corporate objectives for making CVC investments85
Companies that have not made CVC investments: the use of alternative strategies92
Corporate investment in venture capital: UK/US comparisons94
Potential future levels of CVC in the UK97
Conclusions103

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figures ix
  • Tables xi
  • Foreword xiv
  • Preface xvi
  • Acknowledgements xviii
  • 1 - Inter-Firm Collaboration 1
  • 2 - Corporate Venturing and Corporate Venture Capital 33
  • 3 - Corporate Venture Capital Investment in the United Kingdom 81
  • 4 - The Cvc Investment Process 105
  • 5 - Externally Managed Cvc 137
  • 6 - Technology-Based Firms and Cvc 162
  • 7 - Conclusions 203
  • Notes 229
  • Bibliography 232
  • Index 252
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