The Center maintains continuous tracks in
several major areas, and is building a body of research in these areas
over time, in order to provide unique information and definitive analyses
in these areas and to cooperate with other researchers in doing so.
Examples of Completed Invited Papers
- Financial Management Association - The Financing of Entrepreneurial
Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Characteristics and Public
- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City - Equity Finance and
the Economic Development of Rural America: Framework for Private
Sector Initiatives and Positive Economic Public Policy
- Government of France, Conseil du Credit et du Titre - Financing
Small and Medium-Sized Companies: Lessons to be Learned From
The U.S. Experience
Examples of Current Research Tracks
Hedge Funds: Investors of Last Resort? Review of Financial Studies
Geographic Factors in Entrepreneurial Finance
Spatial Characteristics of Venture Capital and Initial Public
Pricing General Partner and Limited Partner Options in Limited
Partnership Venture Capital and Private Equity Investment Funds -
a working paper which develops an analytical model for venture capital
and private equity investment funds’ valuation and performance.
Valuing the Private Investment Portfolio
of Publicly Held Companies:
This track addresses the public market issues that face established
public companies (such as commercial banks and technology companies)
that possess a large portfolio of venture capital investments.
Best Practices in Technology Transfer
A comparative view of technology transfer practices from research
institutions and the challenges of commercializing technology in
This track focuses on emerging technologies including telematics,
automotive electronics and intelligent transportation systems, their
applications and the associated business models.