Small Business Economics

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 137–148 | Cite as

Analytical Issues in External Financing Alternatives for SBEs

  • Bert Scholtens


As the amount of information about an enterprise is generally not neutral with respect to firm size, financiers have problems to identify the default risk associated with a borrower or to have control over a borrower's investments. This review paper analyses how various control mechanisms are fit to reduce this information problem and how various types of capital suppliers are endowed to finance small business enterprises.


Control Mechanism Small Business Firm Size Review Paper Industrial Organization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bert Scholtens
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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