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Academic Research on Micro-VC Innovative initiatives supporting inclusive innovation in India: Social business incubation andmicro venture capital, Sonne, L. (2012). Innovative initiatives supporting inclusive innovation in India: Social business incubation and micro venture capital.Technological Forecasting and Social Change,79(4), 638-647. This paper discusses the emerging pioneering financing initiatives which are forming an innovation eco-system of support for inclusive innovation and social entrepreneurship in India. It highlights two instruments in particular that are used in conventional innovation support. Twocase studiesare undertaken in order to provide evidence on how such instruments can operate with a dual bottom line in supporting inclusive innovation and social entrepreneurship. Agora Partnerships Nicaragua: Amicro venture capitalfund, Sanz, L. J., & Lazzaroni, M. (2009). Ago\ra Partnerships Nicaragua: A micro venture capital fund.Journal of Business Research,62(9), 906-912. This study includes analysis on sources of investment capital, deal structures, and expected returns of Agora Partnerships in Nicaragua. The paper also discusses how to adapt the venture capital model to an emerging country like Nicaragua. Mobilizing grassroots' technological innovations and traditional knowledge, values and institutions: articulating social and ethicalcapital, Gupta, A. K., Sinha, R., Koradia, D., Patel, R., Parmar, M., Rohit, P., ... & Chandan, A. (2003). Mobilizing grassroots technological innovations and traditional knowledge, values and institutions: articulating social and ethical capital.Futures,35(9), 975-987.This paper presents a general concept of the Honey Bee network, along with the benefits and the purpose of this network. The paper argues that the classical concept of social capital does not distinguish between the trust in society created for social good versus social bad. The paper also concludes that the Honey Bee Network has tried to articulate the social and the ethical capital of society at the grassroots to demonstrate how local individuals and communities are trying to solve local problems without any outside help. The multiple bottom lines of corporate citizenship: Social investing, reputation, and responsibility audits, Waddock, S. (2000). The multiple bottom lines of corporate citizenship: Social investing, reputation, and responsibility audits.Business and Society Review,105(3), 323-345. Promoting rural (village) tourism throughmicro venture capitalfinancing in the face of financial crises and global warming: A case study of Goa, Subhash, K. B., Bhandare, S. G., & Weiermair, K. (2011). Promoting rural (village) tourism through micro venture capital financing in the face of financial crises and global warming: A case study of Goa. This paper tries to find out whether by using the transformational capabilities of venture capital in the form of micro venture capital financing to the needs of entrepreneurs for developing rural/village tourism in a geographical region which generates more purchasing power at the bottom of the pyramid. The paper concludes that developing rural/village tourism by capatalising on the novel concept of micro venture capital financing as the best transformational strategy for the development of profitable and sustainable tourism industry in the region in the face of GW and FC. Venturecapitalfinancing and corporate governance: Role of entrepreneurs in minimizing information/incentive asymmetry and maximization of wealth, Subhash, K. B. (2009). Venture capital financing and corporate governance: Role of entrepreneurs in minimizing information/incentive asymmetry and maximization of wealth.The Journal of Wealth Management,12(2), 113. This paper highlights the drawbacks of corporate governance models. This article suggests an alternative model, based on the multiplier effects of venture capital (VC) financing, to see whether information/incentive asymmetry ceases to exist and complete transparency emerges from resorting to venture capital financing (i.e., by both categories of entrepreneurs-venture capitalists as well as the assisted business units). The 'New'VentureCapitalCycle and the Role of Governments: The Emergence of Collaborative Funding Models and Platforms, Dittmer, J., McCahery, J. A., & Vermeulen, E. P. (2013). The NewVenture Capital Cycle and the Role of Governments: The Emergence of Collaborative Funding Models and Platforms. This paper examines recent trends in venture capital fundraising and investments. The study finds that the emergence of new types of investors, such as crowdfunding platforms, super-angels and corporations, during this period may explain the changes in the venture capital model. These findings suggest that governments should take these trends and developments into account when deciding on how best to stimulate business growth and innovation. Case study Islamic microfinance and socially responsible investments, Segrado, C. (2005). Case study Islamic microfinance and socially responsible investments.Italy: MEDA Project. From sink to source: The Honey Bee Network documents indigenous knowledge and innovations in India, Gupta, A. K. (2006). From sink to source: The Honey Bee Network documents indigenous knowledge and innovations in India.Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization,1(3), 49-66. The evolution and regulation of venturecapitalfunds in Europe, Vermeulen, E. P., & Nunes, D. (2012). The evolution and regulation of venture capital funds in Europe.EUIJ-Kyushu Review,2, 1-68. Capitalizing on convergence, Austin, J., Gutirrez, R., Ogliastri, E., & Reficco, E. (2007). Capitalizing on convergence. This paper is a piece to investors on taking hold of the value of convergfence by Nonprofits and businesses.