The Financial Value of Entrepreneurship

Using Applied Research to Quantify Entrepreneurial Competence

Authors: Mantovani, Guido

  • Identifies specific ways in which skills contribute to corporate performance
  • Offers insights on estimating and measuring competence value 
  • Explores the return-to-risk profile of investing 
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This Palgrave Pivot examines the essence of competence value in corporate and small business finance, offering empirical evidence to better understand financial practices within entrepreneurial settings. Mantovani suggests an innovative methodology to detect the financial value of entrepreneurial capabilities. He shows how the concept of competence value and T-ratio, its measurement tool, are necessary to arrange sound entrepreneurial finance deals. This book opens with an analysis of how entrepreneurial skills contribute to the economics of entrepreneurial business, and then provides a financial background to estimate the competence value even when the financial markets fail to do so. The book goes on to introduce the idea of an entrepreneurial life-cycle made of stages based on the transformation of human skills into competitive hallmarks. Applications across a large sample of companies and Mantovani's concluding suggestions about the financial practice make this book essential to both academics and executives.

About the authors

Guido M. Mantovani is Professor of Corporate Finance at Ca' Foscari University's Treviso and Venice campuses in Italy, and President of the HERMES Universities network in Strasbourg, France. He has published in Italy and internationally on topics of contingent-claim finance, corporate risk management, and information risks. More recently, his research efforts have focused on entrepreneurial finance, the financial valuation of human capital, and the integrated rating of small and medium enterprises. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • The Root: Why Competence has Value

    Mantovani, Guido M.

    Pages 1-24

  • Contributions of Skills to Entrepreneurial (and Small Business) Economics

    Mantovani, Guido M.

    Pages 25-35

  • In Search of Competence Value in an Incomplete Financial Market Context

    Mantovani, Guido M.

    Pages 37-73

  • The Return-To-Risk Profile of Investing in a Competence-Driven Business

    Mantovani, Guido M.

    Pages 75-106

  • How to Measure the Competence Value (from the Q Ratio to the T Ratio)

    Mantovani, Guido M.

    Pages 107-120

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Hardcover $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-39149-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Financial Value of Entrepreneurship
Book Subtitle
Using Applied Research to Quantify Entrepreneurial Competence
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-36537-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-36537-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39149-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 158
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
Topics