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 6: Demand-side perspectives on the democratization of finance through crowdfunding: opportunities and challenges for early-stage finance research

David M. Townsend and Richard A. Hunt

Abstract

The chapter focuses on the demand perspective of crowdfunding. In this chapter the authors examine the different options for early-stage financing, addressing the issue of crowdfunding as a democratizing power to resolve the funding gap that many young ventures experience.

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