Advances in Crowdfunding: Research and Practice

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Rotem Shneor, Liang Zhao, Bjørn-Tore Flåten
Springer International Publishing, 2020 M09 18 - 531 pages

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.

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About the author (2020)

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.

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