publication . Article . 2012

an analysis of funding decisions for niche agricultural products

HOWARD VAN AUKEN; SHAWN CARRAHER;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, volume 17, page 1,250,012 (issn: 1084-9467, eissn: 1793-706X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Pte Lt
Abstract
<jats:p> This paper examines the flow of funds from providers of capital to niche agricultural users of capital. Various programs through the US government, state/local economic development and private agencies work to improve the flow of capital to the niche agricultural sector. However, despite the expansion of programs aimed at providing financial resources to the agricultural sector, many sectors remain poorly served. Previous studies have suggested that agencies need to facilitate the flow of capital to small agricultural firms. The results showed that providers of capital believed more technical assistance was the best way to increase the flow of capital t...
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free text keywords: Financing, capital acquisition, small firm assistance, Strategy and Management, Economics and Econometrics, Business and International Management, Economics, Funding Agency, Financial capital, Business plan, Flow of funds, Local economic development, Technical support, Marketing, Collateral, Economic capital, Finance, business.industry, business
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