Crowdfunding: A Literature Review and Research Directions
33 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2015
Date Written: August 11, 2014
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
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