Integration of factors affecting venture capitalists' investment decision: an interpretive structural modelling approach
by Monika Dhochak; Anil K. Sharma
International Journal of Management and Decision Making (IJMDM), Vol. 15, No. 1, 2016

Abstract: In the last few years, researchers viewed that venture capitalists do not always follow the same criteria suggested by theory, but use a multi-criteria decision analysis for screening a new proposal. The first objective of this study is to identify the criteria used by Indian venture capitalists in investment decision-making process. Second, it analyses the relationship among pre-determined decision-making factors. Selecting a new venture is a tedious job for venture capitalists due to the direct and indirect effect of certain factors. For this purpose, exploratory factor analysis was used to extract the determinants of investment decision-making process, and interpretive structural modelling was conducted to establish a hierarchal relationship among key decision-making enablers. Afterwards, a diagraph facilitates to accomplish the logical framework as per their relative dependence and driving powers. It is found that financial consideration is the most important factor that depends on other driving powers. The findings of the relationship-based approach may help to mitigate the adverse selection process. The insights of this model would assist the investors, entrepreneurs and researchers to understand the complex relationship among significant decision-making factors.

Online publication date: Sun, 29-May-2016

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

 
Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Management and Decision Making (IJMDM):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?


Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email subs@inderscience.com