© 2016

Crowdfunding in Europe

State of the Art in Theory and Practice

  • Dennis Brüntje
  • Oliver Gajda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ralf Beck, Dennis Brüntje, Ali Dardour, Oliver Gajda, Dan Marom, Ivana Pais et al.
    Pages 1-4
  3. Status Quo of an Emerging Research Field

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Michael M. Gierczak, Ulrich Bretschneider, Philipp Haas, Ivo Blohm, Jan Marco Leimeister
      Pages 7-23
    3. Alexandra Moritz, Joern H. Block
      Pages 25-53
  4. Regional Examinations on Crowdfunding

  5. Analysis of Specific Application Areas in Crowdfunding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Sebastiaan N. Hooghiemstra, Kristof de Buysere
      Pages 135-165
    3. Dieter W. Joenssen, Thomas Müllerleile
      Pages 193-199
    4. Arash Gholamzadeh Nasrabadi
      Pages 201-208
  6. Selected Case Studies on Crowdfunding Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209

About this book


Crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly popular method to finance projects of every kind and scale. This contributed volume is one of the earliest books presenting scientific and research-based perspectives of crowdfunding, its development, and future. The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) and its scientific work group, together with FGF e.V., invited both researchers and practitioners to contribute to this first state-of-the-art edited volume on crowdfunding in Europe. This book contributes to a better comprehension of crowdfunding, encourages further fundamental research and contributes to a systematization of this new field of research. The book also features expert contributions by practitioners to enhance and complement the scientific perspective. This book can be used as a guideline and shall advance classification in an emerging research field.                                                                     


Business administration Crowdfunding Entrepreneurial finance Innovation management Media management Startups

Editors and affiliations

  • Dennis Brüntje
    • 1
  • Oliver Gajda
    • 2
  1. 1.Technische Universität IlmenauIlmenauGermany
  2. 2.European Crowdfunding NetworkBrusselsBelgium

About the editors

Dennis Bruntje is research assistant at the Media and Communication Management Group at Technische Universitat Ilmenau, Germany. Together with his team he has conducted a wide range of studies related to crowdfunding, media management and entrepreneurship. Furthermore, the Group advises and scientifically supports various crowdfunding platforms, projects and start-ups. Dennis is head of the Scientific Work Group on crowdfunding at the European Crowdfunding Network. In his PhD thesis he focuses on intermediation by platforms in equity-based crowdfunding. He has several years of experience in business financing, from establishing a venture capital company, his research and initiating a local start-up initiative.

Oliver Gajda is the founding Chairman and Executive Director at the European Crowdfunding Network, Belgium. He is a member of the European Crowdfunding Stakeholder Forum at the European Commission and Advisory Board member at Förderkreis Gründungsforschung e.V. (FGF). He works as hands-on operational and strategic consultant with innovative businesses. The past decade, Oliver has worked with venture capital, microfinance, technology and social entrepreneurship in both commercial and non-profit settings in Europe and the USA. As former journalist, he started his career in the early 1990s in the publishing and business information industries. Oliver holds Masters degrees from Solvay Business School and from the University of Hamburg and studied at SEESS (UCL) in London.                                                                                         

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Crowdfunding in Europe
  • Book Subtitle State of the Art in Theory and Practice
  • Editors Dennis Brüntje
    Oliver Gajda
  • Series Title FGF Studies in Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Series Abbreviated Title FGF Small Business,Entrepreneurship
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-18016-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-37261-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-18017-5
  • Series ISSN 2364-6918
  • Series E-ISSN 2364-6926
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 251
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Entrepreneurship
    Finance, general
    Innovation/Technology Management
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