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Philanthropic Venture Capital: Venture Capital for Social Entrepreneurs?

Scarlata, MRG, Alemany, L and Zacharakis, A (2012) Philanthropic Venture Capital: Venture Capital for Social Entrepreneurs? Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship, 8 (4). pp. 279-342.

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Since social entrepreneurship is a relatively young activity, resourcerich actors, like Philanthropic VCs, have considerable influence over how the space matures (Nicholls, 2010b). The resources and strategic advice that PhVCs provide their SEs shape an institutional logic for the domain. As such, PhVCs enhance legitimacy of the emerging area of social entrepreneurship. This monograph's main contribution is to delineate the current state of PhVC, identifying differences with traditional VC financing, and identify areas of future research. In particular, this work responds to Nicholls (2010b) and Austin et al.'s (2006b) call for research on what types of finance SEs have access to. More specifically, we focus on understanding what PhVC is and how its social value creation investment logic makes it different from traditional VC, opening avenues for future research in this area.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
Alemany, L
Zacharakis, A
Date : 9 September 2012
DOI : 10.1561/0300000042
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:19
Last Modified : 10 Oct 2018 11:41

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