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Venture capital and risk in high-technology enterprises

Reid, G.C. and Smith, J.A. (2003) Venture capital and risk in high-technology enterprises. International Journal of Business and Economics, 2 (3). pp. 227-244. ISSN 1607-0704

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Abstract

We find UK investors and entrepreneurs are significantly concordant in rankings of investments and key factors for risk but significantly discordant on risk classes. Investors emphasise agency risk (e.g., motivation, empowerment, alignment), and entrepreneurs emphasise business risk (e.g., market opportunities).