Analytical Issues in External Financing Alternatives for SBEs

Bert Scholtens*

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As the amount of information about an enterprise is generally not neutral with respect to firm size, financiers have problems to identify the default risk associated with a borrower or to have control over a borrower's investments. This review paper analyses how various control mechanisms are fit to reduce this information problem and how various types of capital suppliers are endowed to finance small business enterprises.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-148
Number of pages12
JournalSmall Business Economics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999


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