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Advances in Crowdfunding

Research and Practice

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Covers the application of crowdfunding models in different geographical contexts, including North America, India and Bangladesh, Israel, Europe, China and Africa

  • Suggest and present new emerging research themes in crowdfunding and their importance for the development for the field and the industry it studies

  • Provide an academically anchored textbook for inspiration and reference for multiple stakeholders

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Table of contents (21 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Introduction: From Fundamentals to Advances in Crowdfunding Research and Practice

    • Rotem Shneor, Liang Zhao, Bjørn-Tore Flåten
    Pages 1-18Open Access
  3. The Current State of Crowdfunding

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19
    2. Crowdfunding Models, Strategies, and Choices Between Them

      • Rotem Shneor
      Pages 21-42Open Access
    3. The Global Status of the Crowdfunding Industry

      • Tania Ziegler, Rotem Shneor, Bryan Zheng Zhang
      Pages 43-61Open Access
    4. Lending Crowdfunding: Principles and Market Development

      • Tania Ziegler, Rotem Shneor
      Pages 63-92Open Access
    5. Equity Crowdfunding: Principles and Investor Behaviour

      • Anna Lukkarinen
      Pages 93-118Open Access
    6. Reward-Based Crowdfunding Research and Practice

      • Liang Zhao, Sunghan Ryu
      Pages 119-143Open Access
    7. Donation Crowdfunding: Principles and Donor Behaviour

      • Liang Zhao, Rotem Shneor
      Pages 145-160Open Access
    8. Ethical Considerations in Crowdfunding

      • Rotem Shneor, Stina Torjesen
      Pages 161-182Open Access
    9. Legal Institutions, Social Capital, and Financial Crowdfunding: A Multilevel Perspective

      • Wanxiang Cai, Friedemann Polzin, Erik Stam
      Pages 183-205Open Access
  4. Crowdfunding in Historical Context

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 207-207
    2. The FinTech Industry: Crowdfunding in Context

      • Paul Griffiths
      Pages 241-270Open Access
  5. Crowdfunding in Geographic Context

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 271-271
    2. Crowdfunding in China: Turmoil of Global Leadership

      • Liang Zhao, Yuanqing Li
      Pages 273-296Open Access
    3. Crowdfunding Prospects in New Emerging Markets: The Cases of India and Bangladesh

      • Krishnamurthy Suresh, Stine Øyna, Ziaul Haque Munim
      Pages 297-318Open Access
    4. Crowdfunding in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges

      • Emmanuel James Chao, Priscilla Serwaah, Prince Baah-Peprah, Rotem Shneor
      Pages 319-339Open Access
    5. Israeli Crowdfunding: A Reflection of Its Entrepreneurial Culture

      • Kalanit Efrat, Shaked Gilboa, Daniel Berliner
      Pages 341-372Open Access
    6. Crowdfunding in Europe: Between Fragmentation and Harmonization

      • Karsten Wenzlaff, Ana Odorović, Tania Ziegler, Rotem Shneor
      Pages 373-390Open Access

About this book

This open access book presents a comprehensive and up-to-date collection of knowledge on the state of crowdfunding research and practice. It considers crowdfunding models and their different manifestations across a variety of geographies and sectors, and explores the perspectives of fundraisers, backers, platforms, and regulators. Gathering insights from a wide range of influential researchers in the field, the book balances concepts, theory, and case studies. Going beyond previous research on crowdfunding, the contributors also investigate issues of community, sustainability, education, and ethics. A vital resource for anyone researching crowdfunding, this book offers readers a deep understanding of the characteristics, business models, user-relations, and behavioural patterns of crowdfunding.

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Business and Law, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway

    Rotem Shneor, Liang Zhao, Bjørn-Tore Flåten

About the editors

Rotem Shneor is Associate Professor at the University of Agder’s School of Business and Law, Norway. He also serves as the academic director of the university’s Centre for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation and heads its Crowdfunding Research Centre. His research interests focus on crowdfunding and entrepreneurship.

Liang Zhao is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Agder’s School of Business and Law. He is a research fellow at the China’s Public Sector Economy Research Centre (CPSERC) and the China-Israel Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre (CIEIC) at Jilin University, China. His research interests include innovation, entrepreneurship, and crowdfunding. 

Bjørn-Tore Flåten is Associate Professor at the University of Agder School of Business and Law. He heads the school’s department of management, as well as the university’s Centre for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation. His research interests revolve around strategic management of knowledge work and entrepreneurship, knowledge-sharing, and Internet-enabled collaboration.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Advances in Crowdfunding

  • Book Subtitle: Research and Practice

  • Editors: Rotem Shneor, Liang Zhao, Bjørn-Tore Flåten

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46309-0

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-46308-3Published: 12 August 2020

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-46311-3Published: 18 September 2020

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-46309-0Published: 11 August 2020

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVI, 531

  • Number of Illustrations: 32 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Start-Ups/Venture Capital, Business Finance, Finance, general, Small Business, e-Business/e-Commerce

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