Special Issue "Venture Capital and Private Equity"

A special issue of Journal of Risk and Financial Management (ISSN 1911-8074).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Sunny Li Sun

Department of Marketing Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Manning School of Business, Pulichino Tong Business Center – 220A, USA
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Interests: entrepreneurship; corporate governance; venture capital networks; institutions
Guest Editor
Dr. Yi Yang

Department of Marketing Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Manning School of Business, Pulichino Tong Business Center – 220D, USA
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Interests: corporate venture capital; corporate entrepreneurship; technology innovation; competitive dynamics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Venture capital and private equity (VC/PE) are important financial intermediaries bridging risk capital and entrepreneurial firms. The growth of VC/PE is changing the dynamics of capitalism and reshaping national competitiveness. The present Special Issue aims at collecting a number of new contributions, both at the theoretical level and at the practical level. The topics could widely cover financial contracting; governance structures in private equity firm and its invested entrepreneurial firms; angel investments; corporate venture capital; milestone vs. rounds; harvesting investments through IPOs or through mergers and acquisitions; evaluation and investment decisions; due diligence procedures; distressed asset investments; risk and portfolio management; legal and institutional perspective (e.g., blue sky laws, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, anti-fraud provisions); and VC/PE’s role in innovation ecosystem. We hope that this collection of papers will enrich this cross-discipline literature and encourage discourse in different fields.

Dr. Sunny Li Sun
Dr. Yi Yang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Financial contracting
  • Corporate governance
  • Firm growth
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Corporate venture capital
  • Investment decision and evaluation
  • Portfolio management
  • Exit strategies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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