First published in 1990, this is the first text to offer a goegraphicand regional study of venture capitalism. Although the importance of this type of capitalism in creating and nurturing small firms has long been recognized, it does not have a uniform global character. Drawing on previously unused data, Green's book offers a geographic comparison which displays the diverse forms of venture capitalist markets from the well established to the newly emerging and the rapidly dissapearing.
1. Venture capital: the developing literature 2. Preferences for US venture capital investment 1970-1988 3. Venturing on the 'Third Coast': recipient firms in the Central States 4. Regional patterns of vneture capital investment 5. What do we know about the geography if US venture capitalists? 6. The rise and fall of venture capital in New Zeland 7. Venture capital in Canada 8. Venture capital, the equity gap and the 'north-south divide' in the United Kingdom 9. Asian venture capital: financing risk opportunities in the Pacific Rim