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Venture capital support for creating portfolio company organizational capabilities

Venture capital support for creating portfolio company organizational capabilities
Venture capital support for creating portfolio company organizational capabilities
Purpose:
The purpose of this paper is to inform readers about the pivotal role of venture capitalists in the development of the companies they finance. Design/methodology/approach:
The case study is based on interviews with the company and the investor, supplemented by desk research that includes company literature and press reports.
Findings:
The paper shows how Care UK, which delivers social services to a number of clients in both the public and private sectors, was able to develop its training function and relevant organizational capabilities with the active support of Sovereign Capital – Care UK's venture capitalist. Training in both basic health and personal care has proved very successful in making the company a market leader in its particular market.
Originality/value:
Provides valuable insights into innovative management practices in the social services sector area.
performance measures, training, venture capital
1477-7282
8-10
Nisar, Tahir M.
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Nisar, Tahir M.
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Nisar, Tahir M. (2005) Venture capital support for creating portfolio company organizational capabilities. Development and Learning in Organizations, 19 (4), 8-10. (doi:10.1108/14777280510606529).

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Abstract

Purpose:
The purpose of this paper is to inform readers about the pivotal role of venture capitalists in the development of the companies they finance. Design/methodology/approach:
The case study is based on interviews with the company and the investor, supplemented by desk research that includes company literature and press reports.
Findings:
The paper shows how Care UK, which delivers social services to a number of clients in both the public and private sectors, was able to develop its training function and relevant organizational capabilities with the active support of Sovereign Capital – Care UK's venture capitalist. Training in both basic health and personal care has proved very successful in making the company a market leader in its particular market.
Originality/value:
Provides valuable insights into innovative management practices in the social services sector area.

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Published date: 2005
Keywords: performance measures, training, venture capital

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Local EPrints ID: 36743
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/36743
ISSN: 1477-7282
PURE UUID: aa3d3ec5-863e-490d-a5ae-c4a6ae224bba
ORCID for Tahir M. Nisar: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2240-5327

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Date deposited: 22 May 2006
Last modified: 01 Feb 2020 01:27

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Author: Tahir M. Nisar ORCID iD

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