Competition and Regulation of Crowdfunding Platforms: A Two-Sided Market Approach
Communications & Strategies, 99, p. 33-50
17 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2016
Date Written: 2015
The present paper analyses competition in the crowdfunding market in the light of the theory of two-sided markets, with the objective to understand the strategies used by platforms in this nascent industry. It also discusses the experience of policymakers in selected countries in trying to address concerns related to information asymmetries in this new environment.
Keywords: crowdfunding, entrepreneurship, two-sided markets, Internet platforms
JEL Classification: L86, L26, G23
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