Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
Venture Capitalists (VC) play an important role in influencing the strategic direction of the firms in which they invest. The findings of this study reveal that VCs can serve as a catalyst to new venture internationalization through the provision of knowledge and reputation resources. Furthermore, the international knowledge of a VC is more positively related to new venture internationalization when the VC is also reputable.
‘This is a peer reviewed version of the following article:
Fernhaber, S. A., & McDougall-Covin, P. P. (January 01, 2009). Venture Capitalists as Catalysts to New Venture Internationalization: The Impact of Their Knowledge and Reputation Resources. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 33, 1, 277-295.,
which has been published in final form at: DOI:10.1111/j.1540-6520.2008.00289.x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving'.
Fernhaber, Stephanie A. and McDougall-Covin, Patricia P., "Venture Capitalists as Catalysts to New Venture Internationalization: The Impact of Their Knowledge and Reputation Resources" (2009). Scholarship and Professional Work - Business. 92.