Academic Research on Crowdfunders: What's Been Done and What's To Come?

Macht, Stephanie and Weatherston, Jamie (2015) Academic Research on Crowdfunders: What's Been Done and What's To Come? Strategic Change, 24 (2). pp. 191-205. ISSN 1086-1718

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Abstract

The majority of published work refers to the pre-investment phase of the crowdfunding process, with only very little academic knowledge currently relating to the post-investment phase.

From a crowdfunder's point of view, the crowdfunding process consists of two phases: pre-investment and post-investment.

Academic knowledge relating to a crowdfunder's pre-investment phase refers mainly to the funder's motivations to pledge, their due diligence, and their decision to back certain projects but not others.

The very limited knowledge relating to the crowdfunder's post-investment phase points toward the potential for crowdfunders to provide added value to fund-seekers in addition to their financial pledge.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2015 12:59
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2017 03:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/22235

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