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Nurturing Roles of Venture Capital Firms and the Sustenance of Technology Ventures

Ismail, Kamariah and Ajagbe, Akintunde M. (2013) Nurturing Roles of Venture Capital Firms and the Sustenance of Technology Ventures. Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, 16 (2). pp. 156-163. ISSN 1990-9233

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Abstract

In Malaysia and other part of the world, Venture Capital (VC) was acknowledged as being among the most vital technology financing mechanisms assisting Research and Development (R n D) activities, from encouragement of rudimentary scientific research to technology development and commercialization. The purpose of this research is to find out how the Nurturing Roles of Venture Capital Firms (VCFs) in Malaysia help in the sustenance of Technology Based Firms (TBFs). This study adopts a qualitative method of data collection, where 47 participants such as Business Angels (BA), Government Venture Capital Firms (GVCF), Banks Venture Capital Firms (BVCF), Academic Technopreneurs (AT) and Conventional Technopreneurs (CT) are interviewed. Data was transcribed, analyzed and coded using the Miles and Huberman Model for qualitative data analysis. Findings from this study reported how the roles of VCFs enhance the business performance of TBFs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Technology Based Firms Commercialization Financing Firm Performance 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 13:03
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2015 13:03
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4979

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