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
Table of contents (21 chapters)
The Current State of Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding in Historical Context
Crowdfunding in Geographic Context
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.
- Entrepreneurial Finance
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Crowd wisdom
- Alternative finance
- Open Access
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.
Book Title: Advances in Crowdfunding
Book Subtitle: Research and Practice
Editors: Rotem Shneor, Liang Zhao, Bjørn-Tore Flåten
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
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