Informal Investment and Venture Financing In Ireland

Terjesen, Siri A. & O'Gorman, Colm (2007) Informal Investment and Venture Financing In Ireland. In Landstrom, Hans, Raffa, M., & Iandoli, Luca (Eds.) Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness and Local Development Frontiers in European Research. Edward Elgar.


This chapter reviews gender differences in the venture financing market in Ireland, with special focus on informal investment. When compared to male entrepreneurs, female entrepreneurs are found to be older, more likely to work part-time, possess higher levels of formal education, start firms in retail, health, consumer and education industry sectors, invest smaller percentages of total investment required in their businesses, and are more likely to attract financing from close family members. The chapter concludes with policy implications for those seeking to encourage demand and supply entrepreneurial activity by females.

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ID Code: 5633
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: An earlier version of this chapter was presented at the RENT conference in Naples, Italy. For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details :
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Keywords: Informal Investment, Financing, Ireland, Informal Investors, Entrepreneurs, Irish Entrepreneurial Activity
ISBN: 978184720327
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Edward Elgar
Deposited On: 01 Dec 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 14:31

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