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New Challenges in Entrepreneurship and Finance

Examining the Prospects for Sustainable Business Development, Performance, Innovation, and Economic Growth​

  • Marta Peris-Ortiz
  • Jean-Michel Sahut

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Maximilien Feider, Etienne Krieger, Karim Medjad
    Pages 17-33
  3. João J. M. Ferreira, Mário L. Raposo, Cristina I. Fernandes
    Pages 35-55
  4. Alicia Blanco-González, Francisco Díez-Martín, Alberto Prado-Román
    Pages 57-69
  5. Antonio Alonso-González, Marta Peris-Ortiz, Vicente Almenar-Llongo
    Pages 71-85
  6. Moez Khalfallah, Jean-Michel Sahut
    Pages 87-101
  7. Francisco J. Cossío-Silva, Manuela Vega-Vázquez, María-Ángeles Revilla-Camacho
    Pages 115-127
  8. Ana Cruz-Suárez, Camilo Prado-Román, Sandra Escamilla-Solano
    Pages 157-168
  9. Gregorio Sánchez-Marín, Ignacio Danvila-del Valle, Ángel Sastre-Castillo
    Pages 169-179
  10. José Álvarez García, María de la Cruz del Río Rama, Carlos Rueda-Armengot
    Pages 181-194
  11. Jordi Paniagua, Juan Sapena
    Pages 195-207
  12. Jon Hoyos-Iruarrizaga, Ana Blanco-Mendialdua, María Saiz-Santos
    Pages 209-223
  13. Raúl Gómez Martínez, Miguel Prado Román, Carmelo Mercado Idoeta
    Pages 225-233
  14. Francisco de Borja Trujillo-Ruiz, Jose Luis Hervás-Oliver, Marta Peris-Ortiz
    Pages 247-257
  15. José Luis Retolaza, Leire San-José, José Torres Pruñonosa
    Pages 259-271

About this book


Since the 2008 economic crisis, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have faced serious financial problems and have been looking to financial institutions and governments for solutions and new proposals to address these issues. This book examines the new challenge in which firms receive sustainable funding that is in alignment with the company’s spending capacity. The purpose of this book is to examine the main theoretical issues and practices regarding entrepreneurship and finance and their impact on performance, innovation, and economic growth. It analyzes the fundamental aspects of entrepreneurship and studies ways in which financial institutions can better fulfill their primary function of feeding capital to businesses and the economy as a whole.

Entrepreneurship and finance are fundamental to achieving success in economic and social activities. SMEs’ existence and development depend on the initiatives of entrepreneurship and access to resources, especially those of a financial nature. During the recent economic crisis, several new financing instruments have appeared, especially with structures designed for helping SMEs make their way out of the recession. This book explores some of these tools in various global economies, such as France and Spain, providing an international, multidimensional perspective. 


Corporate venture capital Crowd funding Entrepreneurship Financial Development Index Financing instruments Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME)

Editors and affiliations

  • Marta Peris-Ortiz
    • 1
  • Jean-Michel Sahut
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Ipag ParisParisFrance

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