Risk Appraisal and Venture Capital in High Technology New Ventures

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This book is a 'crossover' treatment of quantitative and qualitative risk analysis within the setting of new high technology ventures in the UK. Reid and Smith have based their research on extensive fieldwork in patent-intensive, high-technology firms. This has included face-to-face interviews with leading investors, and is illustrated by two chapters of case studies. Their aim is to advance the understanding of methods of risk assessment and to illuminate current policy concerns about stimulating innovative output and securing intellectual property.

This book is unique in being academic in intent and purpose, yet strongly grounded in practice, without becoming merely a practitioner volume. Reid and Smith find a considerable consensus in the venture capital industry on the spectrum of investments by risk, and on key commercial factors affecting risk. This book offers a useful and interdisciplinary approach to an increasingly popular field of study.

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About the author (2008)

Dr. Gavin Reid is a consultant to the Centre for Child Evaluation and Teaching (CCET) based in Kuwait. He is also educational psychologist to REACH Learning Center in North Vancouver, Canada and a director and consultant to the Red Rose School for children with specific learning difficulties in St. Annes on Sea, Lancashire. He was a senior lecturer in the Department of Educational Studies, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh from 1991-2007. He has made over 600 conference and seminar presentations in over 45 countries including Norway, Denmark, Germany, United States, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Iceland, Poland, Republic of Ireland, Slovakia, Estonia, Greece, Austria, Slovenia, Israel, Egypt, Gambia, Canada, Dubai, Kuwait and Hungary. He currently 21 books in print in the area of teacher education in the field of dyslexia, literacy learning styles and motivation and wrote and developed the first Masters course in Specific Learning Difficulties in the UK in 1993. Many of his books are used as course texts in courses throughout the UK and in many other countries. These include: Dyslexia: A Practitioners Handbook (Wiley 1998, 2003), Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents (2004), Dyslexia and Inclusion (2005) and Learning Styles and Inclusion (2005). Some of his books have been translated into Arabic, Polish, Italian and Greek. He is co-author of a computer aided diagnostic assessment and profiling procedures (Special Needs Assessment Profile SNAP) which has received three national award commendations and was winner of the Special Needs Category at the NASEN/TES book awards in Birmingham, UK in March 2006. He has been invited to be external examiner at fifteen universities world wide for PhD candidates and masters courses. He was a member of the British Dyslexia Association Teacher Training Accreditation Board from 1996-2007 and was also overseas patron for the Learning and Behaviour Charitable Trust in New Zealand. He is the international consultant for the Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Tutors.

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