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Final Proposal Presentation Final Proposal Presentation Presentation Transcript

  • Culture and Institutions in Entrepreneurial Finance Ben Spigel PhD Candidate
  • Research Question • How do various kinds of culture affect how entrepreneurs access capital? • How can we understand culture in the context of entrepreneurship? • How are these cultures constructed? • At what scale do they operate?
  • Theoretical Framework Mark Granovetter Pierre Bourdieu Embeddedness Field, Habitus and Practice
  • Entrepreneurial Finance Formal Informal sources sources of capital of capital Self Credit card Angel capitalization Venture Loan from application Investment Capital family members and spouse
  • Software Biotech 100% 100% 75% 75% 50% 50% 25% 25% 0% 0% Kitchener Ottawa Toronto Kitchener Ottawa Toronto Chinese South Asian Black Filipino Latin American Southeast Asian Arab West Asian Not a visible minority
  • Region Sector Culture
  • The Ethnic Culture Entrepreneur Regional Culture Religious Culture National Culture Family Culture
  • General Methodology • Interviews (60-80) with 4 different types of actors • Entrepreneurs (45) • Formal financiers (9) • Informal Financiers (9) • Local economic policy makers (12) • Network analysis of finance networks
  • Interview Themes Entrepreneurs Formal Financiers •Demographics •Lending decisions •Financing •Local economic culture •Local economic culture Informal Financiers Policy Makers •Relationship to entrepreneur •Local entrepreneurship policies •Investment history •Local business culture •Investment decision
  • Network Analysis • Construct networks based on qualitative interview data • Compare network structures between regions, sectors and cultures Steier, 2007
  • Questions?