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Venture Capital Firms: Commonalities and Differences

Management Research News

ISSN: 0140-9174

Article publication date: 1 March 1991


The venture capital industry is of vital importance to many entrepreneurial firms, as well as to those interested in economic development. Research on the venture capital industry generally treats it as a single, homogeneous industry. However, the industry is actually made up of a variety of sub‐groups. An understanding of these sub‐groups is important to venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, public policy makers and academics.


Fried, V.H. and Hisrich, R.D. (1991), "Venture Capital Firms: Commonalities and Differences", Management Research News, Vol. 14 No. 3, pp. 17-33.




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