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Handbook of Research on Crowdfunding
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Handbook of Research on Crowdfunding

9781788117203 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Hans Landström, Professor, Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Lund University, Sweden, Annaleena Parhankangas, Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship, Department of Economics, South Dakota State University, US and Colin Mason, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, UK
Publication Date: 2019 ISBN: 978 1 78811 720 3 Extent: 416 pp
Crowdfunding is a hot topic and this Handbook provides a service to the research community by codifying, discussing and examining research in this area. It will be a starting point for researchers seeking high quality research in this new and important area.

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The digitalization revolution has significantly altered conditions for financing new and small firms. Crowdfunding is at the forefront of this movement. While research in this area has increased significantly, it is heavily fragmented. Reflecting on this, the Handbook of Research on Crowdfunding reviews and synthesizes current knowledge on crowdfunding finance and provides an agenda for further research.

This Handbook covers the role of crowdfunding and the platforms used, as well as discussing the characteristics of crowdfunders themselves and the businesses that seek finance from the ‘crowd’. It also investigates the process once crowdfunding is complete, and how it is used by non-profit, social and creative ventures as well as for-profit businesses. Potential negative aspects are also discussed, including inequality, risk, fraud and regulation. Finally, the future of crowdfunding, including new finance models, is outlined.

Bringing together a wealth of previously fragmented knowledge, this Handbook is a key reference for all entrepreneurial finance researchers as well as those interested in the effects of crowdfunding more generally across entrepreneurship, innovation, management and economics.
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Contributors: T.H. Allison, C. Baid, D. Bendig, M. Brettel, M.P. Ciuchta, J. Cox, G. Dushnitsky, C. Franzoni, J. Greenberg, R.A. Hunt, C. Ingram Bogusz, P. Jia, S. Katzenmeier, H. Landström, A. Lloyd, C. Mason, T.W. Moss, T. Nguyen, A. Parhankangas, M. Renko, V. Salomon, R.S. Santos, S. Strese, F. Tenca, J. Tosatto, D.M. Townsend, T. Vanacker, S. Vismara, X. Walthoff-Borm, A.M. Yacus, D. Zunino



Contents
Contents:

1. Crowdfunding: An introduction
Annaleena Parhankangas, Colin Mason and Hans Landström

PART I THE CHARACTERISTICS OF CROWDFUNDING
2. Crowdfunding across research fields: An overview and suggestions for future investigation
Claire Ingram Bogusz

3. The role of crowdfunding in entrepreneurial finance
Gary Dushnitsky and Diego Zunino

PART II CROWDFUNDING PLATFORMS
4. Crowdfunding platforms: Taking stock and looking forward
Michael P. Ciuchta, Roberto S. Santos, Peiyi Jia and Amy M. Yacus

5. The supply side: Profiling crowdfunders
Stefan Katzenmeier, David Bendig, Steffen Strese and Malte Brettel

6. Demand-side perspectives on the democratization of finance through crowdfunding: Opportunities and challenges for early-stage finance research
David M. Townsend and Richard A. Hunt

PART III THE CROWDFUNDING PROCESS
7. How crowdfunding deals get done: Signaling, communication, and social capital perspectives
Chandresh Baid and Thomas H. Allison

8. What happens after a crowdfunding campaign?
Tom Vanacker, Silvio Vismara and Xavier Walthoff-Borm

PART IV SPECIFIC ASPECTS OF CROWDFUNDING
9. Crowdfunding by non-profit and social ventures
Maija Renko, Todd W. Moss and Anna Lloyd

10. An overview of crowdfunding in the creative and cultural industries
Jan Tosatto, Joe Cox and Thang Nguyen

11. Inequality and crowdfunding
Jason Greenberg

12. Crowdfunding: Risk, fraud and regulation
Francesca Tenca and Chiara Franzoni

PART V THE FUTURE OF CROWDFUNDING
13. Evolving crowdfunding models
Victoriya Salomon

Index

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