Crowdfunding: A Short Past and Long Future

38 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2018

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Melina Moleskis

University of Navarra - IESE Business School

Ines Alegre

University of Navarra, IESE Business School

Date Written: April 15, 2018

Abstract

Early research on crowdfunding has shed light on the phenomenon by tapping on diverse theoretical perspectives but has remained largely siloed. In view of the fragmented literature on the topic, ample scholarly opportunities exist for addressing interesting research questions and studying crowdfunding at varying levels of analysis, contexts and geographies. In this paper, we seek to encourage future inquiries by identifying significant research gaps. We perform a systematic review of the fragmented literature and critically discuss the application of management theories at four distinct levels of analysis (fundraisers, projects, funders and platforms).

Keywords: crowdfunding, entrepreneurial finance, literature review

JEL Classification: D81, D82, D91, G41, L31, M13

Suggested Citation

Moleskis, Melina and Alegre, Ines, Crowdfunding: A Short Past and Long Future (April 15, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3163006 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3163006

Melina Moleskis (Contact Author)

University of Navarra - IESE Business School ( email )

Avenida Pearson 21
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

Ines Alegre

University of Navarra, IESE Business School ( email )

Avenida Pearson 21
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

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