chapter  7
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INVESTOR AND INVESTEE CHARACTERISTICS

The research on which this book is based has available to it several bodies of data, which are useful for description and characterization, case study treatment, and cross-site analysis. This material is deployed in such diverse fashions throughout the book that a single chapter devoted to laying out clearly what the evidence says about investors and investees seemed likely to perform a useful organizing function. If it also stimulates analytical insights, and enriches the case study evidence, so much the better. However, the more prosaic purpose of the chapter is simply to identify the main characteristics of the investors and investees who appear in manifold situations throughout the rest of the book.