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Contemporary Developments in Entrepreneurial Finance

An Academic and Policy Lens on the Status-Quo, Challenges and Trends

  • Alexandra Moritz
  • Joern H. Block
  • Stephan Golla
  • Arndt Werner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Status Quo in SME Financing and Financial Market Regulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christian Masiak, Alexandra Moritz, Frank Lang
      Pages 3-30
    3. Arndt Werner, Michael Torben Menk, Florian Neitzert
      Pages 31-58
    4. Volker Zimmermann
      Pages 59-79
  3. Entrepreneurial Finance from Established Risk Capital Providers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Walter Diegel, Alexandra Moritz, Joern H. Block, Antonia Botsari, Frank Lang, Helmut Krämer-Eis
      Pages 137-174
  4. New Trends in Entrepreneurial Finance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Valerie Daldrup, Oliver Krahl, Robin Bürger
      Pages 309-333

About this book


More extensive regulations, new technologies, and new means of communication have significantly changed the financing landscape for startups and small to medium-sized companies (SMEs). This volume provides a contemporary research-based overview of the latest trends in entrepreneurial finance and outlines expected future developments. Starting with the status quo in market regulations and the financing structure of SMEs, it addresses a broad range of new financing alternatives for innovative startups (e.g. business angel financing, venture capital and corporate venture capital), as well as recent social phenomena (e.g. crowdfunding and initial coin offerings (ICOs)). Incorporating qualitative, quantitative and mixed analytical methods, the book contributes to a better understanding of the financing world by reflecting both the researcher’s and the practitioner’s perspective.


New methods of entrepreneurial finance Institutional support for start-up financing Crowdfunding and crowd investment for start-ups Empirical entrepreneurial finance research Corporate venture capital regulation Financing FinTech startups Cryptocurrencies for start-up financing Bootstrap financing

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexandra Moritz
    • 1
  • Joern H. Block
    • 2
  • Stephan Golla
    • 3
  • Arndt Werner
    • 4
  1. 1.Trier UniversityTrierGermany
  2. 2.Trier UniversityTrierGermany
  3. 3.Fulda University of Applied SciencesFuldaGermany
  4. 4.University of SiegenSiegenGermany

About the editors

Alexandra Moritz is a post-doctoral researcher at the Chair of Management at University of Trier (Germany), where she finished her PhD on Financing of Small and Medium-sized Firms in Europe. Her work has been published in business and economics journals such as Small Business Economics, Venture Capital: An International Journal and Qualitative Research in Financial Markets.

Joern Block is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and University of Trier (Germany). His research has been published in journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Business Venturing and Research Policy. Prof. Block is also the Editor-in-Chief of the journal 'Management Review Quarterly' (Springer).

Stephan Golla is Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Fulda University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and Adjunct Professor at University of the Sunshine Coast (USC, Australia). Prof. Golla had previously worked in management positions within VC funded startups and was responsible for the IP commercialization at Western Sydney University (Australia). He publishes in the area of students’ occupational choices and founder identities.

Arndt Werner is Professor and chair for SME Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Siegen (Germany). Prof. Werner has published in various entrepreneurship journals including ET&P, Small Business Economics and Journal of Small Business Management.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Contemporary Developments in Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Book Subtitle An Academic and Policy Lens on the Status-Quo, Challenges and Trends
  • Editors Alexandra Moritz
    Joern H. Block
    Stephan Golla
    Arndt Werner
  • Series Title FGF Studies in Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Series Abbreviated Title FGF Small Business,Entrepreneurship
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-17611-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-17614-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-17612-9
  • Series ISSN 2364-6918
  • Series E-ISSN 2364-6926
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 333
  • Number of Illustrations 27 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Entrepreneurship
    Capital Markets
    Business Finance
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