AbstractPurpose – this paper examines recent trends in venture capital network research. Network analysis is a useful approach for analyzing inter-organizational networks, especially for venture capitalists, which are characterized by plenty of connections. Although important steps ahead have been made, several research questions are still unanswered.Research methodology – this brief review analyses deeply three papers which are representative of the novel scientific literature in this field. Scrutinizing these works, I identify their points of strength and weaknesses, in order to understand how to pave the way for further research.Findings – this paper shows that the study of network weak ties and the role of risk management strategies are promising areas for pushing the frontiers of research on venture capital networks.Research limitations – although less recent papers are not considered in this analysis, the in-depth discussion of the latest research provides interesting insights and advice for scholars willing to do research on this field of studies.Practical implications – extending our knowledge on this topic is crucial for understanding the best strategic decisions venture capitalists should take when operating within an inter-organizational network.Originality/Value – this paper critically analyses steam of literature which is important from both scientific and managerial viewpoints. Furthermore, it poses questions to be addressed by future research.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|