Department of Business Administration

Lund University School of Economics and Management

The role of the business angel

Published: 2016-10-31

30 years of research synthesized in new Handbook of Research on Business Angels

Hans Landström, Professor in Entrepreneurship at Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Lund University School of Economics and Management, has edited the Handbook of Research on Business Angels together with Colin Mason, University of Glasgow, UK. 

The book will be of great use for students and scholars of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance and related subjects in their work. It will also be of interest to policy-makers and other practitioners looking to enhance their understanding.

Business angels are recognized as playing a key role in financing the start-up and early stages of new ventures. This Handbook provides a synthesis of research on business angels. Adopting an international focus, the expert group of contributors examine business angels themselves, the evolution of the market, the various stages of the investment process and the role of public policy in influencing angel investment. They each conclude their chapters with an agenda for future research on business angels, something that might be of particular interest for the reader to use in their work.


Landström, Hans & Mason, Colin (2016) Handbook of Research on Business Angels, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd