New Financial Alternatives in Seeding Entrepreneurship: Microfinance, Crowdfunding, and Peer‐To‐Peer Innovations

18 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2015

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Garry D. Bruton

Texas Christian University - M.J. Neeley School of Business

Susanna Khavul

University of Texas at Arlington

Donald S. Siegel

Arizona State University

Mike Wright

Imperial College London

Date Written: January 2015

Abstract

New financing alternatives, such as microfinance, crowdfunding, and peer‐to‐peer lending, have expanded rapidly. To date, few studies have investigated the antecedents and consequences of these financing mechanisms. This special issue provides an academic foundation for understanding new financial options that entrepreneurs can now use to start and grow ventures. In the introductory article, we integrate strands of the literature on emerging innovations in entrepreneurial finance and provide a framework for a systematic approach to new research questions. We conclude with a discussion of the six papers in the special issue and demonstrate how they contribute to the framework.

Suggested Citation

Bruton, Garry and Khavul, Susanna and Siegel, Donald S. and Wright, Mike, New Financial Alternatives in Seeding Entrepreneurship: Microfinance, Crowdfunding, and Peer‐To‐Peer Innovations (January 2015). Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 39, Issue 1, pp. 9-26, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2545635 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/etap.12143

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Mike Wright

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