Finance for Growing Enterprises

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Roger Buckland, Edward W. Davis
Routledge, Jul 15, 2016 - Business & Economics - 314 pages

This volume, originally published in 1995, examines the mechanisms by which businesses that have the capacity to grow – whether in terms of output, innovation or export – acquire the cash that enables growth. Addressing an issue of central importance to the competitiveness of firms and economies, this book draws together research by leading academics in the area. Throughout, research studies develop the themes of market failure, finance gaps and failure of demand. They also bring out the linkages between the financing choices facing the growing firm and the issues of organisation and of corporate governance that have to be address during the process of growth and maturity. Contributors challenge financial orthodoxy throughout, providing coherent analyses of the difficulties faced in the finance of the growing enterprise, from its early dependence on banks and informal finance to the pinnacle of a stock exchange listing.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
BANK FINANCE FOR GROWING SMALL BUSINESSES
ISSUES
THE ROLE OF INFORMAL VENTURE CAPITAL IN FINANCING
THIRDPARTY EQUITY THE ROLE OF THE UK VENTURE
THE STOCK EXCHANGE AND THE UNLISTED SECURITIES
DEBT TARGETING AND BANKING RELATIONSHIPS IN
A FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
NEW MARKETS
THE DEVELOPMENT OF FINANCIAL STRATEGY
CONCLUSION

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