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Amélie Wuillaume, Amélie Jacquemin and Frank Janssen

This chapter develops and tests a set of hypotheses concerning how the tone of entrepreneurial narratives affects funding success. The authors first test their propositions on a sample of projects seeking resources on a donation and reward-based crowdfunding platform (Ulule). Their results suggest that money providers on such a platform prefer narratives characterized by a relatively high emotional language. Results also indicate that the community (social) sense displayed has a particularly high influence and even dominates the influence of the emotional tone. The authors also examine the influence of the same variables on a lending- and equity-based platforms (MyMicroInvest). The results indicate that funding success is enhanced by a cognitive tone and that the sense of community stays an indicator of success. Backers on donation- and reward-based platforms seem to be motivated by the emotional dimension while funders on lending- and equity-based platform seem to be guided by cognitive considerations.

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Amélie Jacquemin and Frank Janssen

This chapter investigates to what extent the legal environment might have a positive impact on entrepreneurship. Using a research design combining quantitative and qualitative approaches, the authors aim at understanding who the entrepreneurs are who positively use regulation as a source of business opportunity, and how they succeed in this. Not all entrepreneurs use regulation as a source of opportunity, and those who do use two approaches, which the authors call ‘Kirznerian’ and ‘Schumpeterian’ approaches.

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Amélie Jacquemin and Frank Janssen