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Investment Readiness Programmes for New Technology-based Firms: Theory and Practice

Merkel, Fabian LU and Sturessond, André (2013) ENTN19 20131
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
This study gives an insight how new technology-based-firms (NTBFs) take part in investment readiness programmes (IRP) in practice and how this differs from the theoretical model by Mason and Harrison (2001). The first part of this study focuses on NTBFs, the role the play in the economy, the challenges they face and their need for financial resources. Furthermore, this paper explains the theoretical model of an IRP and the theoretical background and the problem of investment readiness. In the study, two technology entrepreneurs, a business advisor and a professor of entrepreneurial finance were interviewed about their experiences with and opinions about IRPs. The study provides detailed insights of how does a IRP for NTBF works in... (More)
This study gives an insight how new technology-based-firms (NTBFs) take part in investment readiness programmes (IRP) in practice and how this differs from the theoretical model by Mason and Harrison (2001). The first part of this study focuses on NTBFs, the role the play in the economy, the challenges they face and their need for financial resources. Furthermore, this paper explains the theoretical model of an IRP and the theoretical background and the problem of investment readiness. In the study, two technology entrepreneurs, a business advisor and a professor of entrepreneurial finance were interviewed about their experiences with and opinions about IRPs. The study provides detailed insights of how does a IRP for NTBF works in practise. The findings reveal the theoretical model of an IRP differs a lot from the real world example. Finally, the study points out which areas are important to consider when providing an IRP for NTBFs. (Less)
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Merkel, Fabian LU and Sturessond, André
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ENTN19 20131
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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language
English
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4022801
date added to LUP
2013-09-10 13:08:33
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2013-09-10 13:08:33
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  abstract     = {This study gives an insight how new technology-based-firms (NTBFs) take part in investment readiness programmes (IRP) in practice and how this differs from the theoretical model by Mason and Harrison (2001). The first part of this study focuses on NTBFs, the role the play in the economy, the challenges they face and their need for financial resources. Furthermore, this paper explains the theoretical model of an IRP and the theoretical background and the problem of investment readiness. In the study, two technology entrepreneurs, a business advisor and a professor of entrepreneurial finance were interviewed about their experiences with and opinions about IRPs. The study provides detailed insights of how does a IRP for NTBF works in practise. The findings reveal the theoretical model of an IRP differs a lot from the real world example. Finally, the study points out which areas are important to consider when providing an IRP for NTBFs.},
  author       = {Merkel, Fabian and Sturessond, André},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Investment Readiness Programmes for New Technology-based Firms: Theory and Practice},
  year         = {2013},
}