A bibliometric analysis of venture capital research


  • Christian A. Cancino Department of Management Control and Information Systems, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • Jose M. Merigo Department of Management Control and Information Systems, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • Juan P. Torres Department of Business, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • David Diaz Department of Business, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile


Web of science, Journals, Bibliometrics, Venture capital


Purpose. The purpose of this study is to present the evolution of academic research in venture capital (VC) research between 1990 and 2014.

Design/methodology/approach. The study analyzes the most influential journals in VC research by analyzing papers, which were published on the Web of Science database.

Findings. Results show a steady increasing rate of VC research during the past 25 years. The paper reports the 40 academic journals that permanently publish articles about VC research.

Originality/value. The main contribution of this work is to develop a general overview of the leading journals in VC research, which leads to the development of a future research agenda for bibliometric analysis, such as the review of the most productive and influential authors, universities and countries in VC research.

Doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/JEFAS-01-2018-0016


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How to Cite

Cancino, C. A., Merigo, J. M. ., Torres, J. P. ., & Diaz, D. . (2018). A bibliometric analysis of venture capital research. Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science, 23(45), 182–195. Retrieved from https://revistas.esan.edu.pe/index.php/jefas/article/view/104