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An Investment Framework To Help Equity Financiers Select Tech SMEs In Malaysia

Ismail, Kamariah and Senin, Aslan Amat and Ajagbe, Akintunde M. (2011) An Investment Framework To Help Equity Financiers Select Tech SMEs In Malaysia. Interdisciplinary Journal Of Contemporary Research In Business, 3 (5). pp. 966-983.

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The research is geared towards understanding the development cycle of technology based companies especially in the small and medium sized sector and refer to a model to help private investors in Malaysia evaluate business proposals to make funding decisions. There is always confusión when technology entrepreneurs want to evaluate the right investors to approach for fund, becuase not all specialize in funding start-ups and risky ventures. Indept investigation of past research indicates that not much have been written on venture capital financing of small and medium sized companies in Malaysia, and this work aims to shed more light and to add to literature on venture capital. Past research have failed to recommend appropriate and a simplified framework for growth firms.However, there is need to understand the relationship between investment evaluation criteria and the development cycle.The research focusses on secondary sources available from literatures on venture capital activities. Findings from this research will be of interest to investors, investees, academics and government.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Technology SMEs, development cycle, venture capital, business angels, framework, Malaysia.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 12:10
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2015 12:10

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