Handbook of Research on Crowdfunding
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Handbook of Research on Crowdfunding

Edited by Hans Landström, Annaleena Parhankangas and Colin Mason

Crowdfunding is a hot topic and this Handbook provides a service to the research community by codifying, discussing and examining research in this area. It will be a starting point for researchers seeking high quality research in this new and important area.
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Chapter 3: The role of crowdfunding in entrepreneurial finance

Gary Dushnitsky and Diego Zunino

Abstract

The authors provide a broad overview of our knowledge on crowdfunding, particularly bridging two important issues in contemporary crowdfunding research: the ‘problem of riches’, that is, crowdfunding has been popular across scholarly disciplines and knowledge is embedded in disciplinary silos; and the ‘dearth of evidence’ in crowdfunding research, that is, although there exist thousands of platforms, most studies analyse funding patterns using data from a single platform.

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