Garbage in, Garbage out? Questioning Key Variable Face Validity in Contemporary Quantitative Crowdfunding Research

Grundy, David and Sloan, Diane (2014) Garbage in, Garbage out? Questioning Key Variable Face Validity in Contemporary Quantitative Crowdfunding Research. In: ISBE 2014 (37th Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship Conference), 4th-6th November 2014, Manchester, UK.

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Abstract

Current Crowdfunding research, usually firmly rooted in quantitative analysis of backing progress towards a set funding goal, completely misses key business issues and makes substantial assumptions regarding the definition of success which are starkly naive and lacking in a understanding of how these systems are gamed by entrepreneurs to maximise both their commercial exposure and raised funds.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: N300 Finance
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: David Grundy
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 16:08
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 10:53
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18220

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