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Crowdfunding: A Literature Review and Research Directions

33 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2015  

Alexandra Moritz

University of Trier - Faculty of Management

Jorn H. Block

University of Trier - Faculty of Management; Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Institute of Management (ERIM)

Date Written: August 11, 2014

Abstract

Crowdfunding has become important in recent years. However, a comprehensive overview of the economic literature on this topic does not exist. This paper provides an overview of the crowdfunding literature, classified by the main actors (capital seekers, capital providers, and intermediaries), and presents important research questions for future research.

Keywords: Crowdfunding, crowdinvesting, new venture financing

JEL Classification: G21, G24, G32, L26, M13

Suggested Citation

Moritz, Alexandra and Block, Jorn H., Crowdfunding: A Literature Review and Research Directions (August 11, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2554444 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2554444

Alexandra Moritz (Contact Author)

University of Trier - Faculty of Management ( email )

Germany

Jorn Hendrich Block

University of Trier - Faculty of Management ( email )

D-54296
Germany

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Institute of Management (ERIM) ( email )

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3000 DR Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland 3062PA
Netherlands

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