International Perspectives on Crowdfunding : Positive, Normative and Critical Theory

By: Méric, JérômeContributor(s): Maque, Isabelle | Brabet, JulienneMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2016Description: 1 online resource (306 p.)ISBN: 9781785603143Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: International Perspectives on Crowdfunding : Positive, Normative and Critical TheoryDDC classification: 658.15224 LOC classification: HB615-715Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Front Cover -- International Perspectives on Crowdfunding -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- Foreword -- Introduction: International Perspectives on Crowdfunding -- Introduction -- References -- A Cartography of the Academic Literature on Crowdfunding -- Crowdfunding: An Overview of the Phenomenon -- Donation-Based Model and Reward-Based Model -- Equity-Based Model -- Microfinance or Lending-Based Models -- Chronological and Qualitative Analysis of Academic Literature on Crowdfunding -- Institutional Analysis of Contributors on Crowdfunding Literature
Analysis of the Main Academic Authors on Crowdfunding -- Academic Institutions Showing an Interest in Crowdfunding -- Thematic Research on Crowdfunding -- Present Theory on Crowdfunding: Mainly Positive and Outcome-Oriented -- Emerging Questions on Crowdfunding and the Need for Additional Theory -- Conclusion -- References -- Part One: Positive Crowdfunding Theory - Micro Economic Underpinnings, Contingency Factors and Regulation Issues -- Chapter 1 An Industrial Organization Framework to Understand the Strategies of Crowdfunding Platforms -- Introduction
Multisidedness of Crowdfunding Platforms -- Distinct Groups of Consumers -- Network Effects -- Cross-side network effects -- Within-side network effects -- Added Value of Intermediation -- Strategies of Crowdfunding Platforms -- Design Strategies -- Choice of crowdfunding model -- Attracting other groups -- Governance Strategies -- Disseminate information -- Combat fraud -- Provision point mechanism -- Facilitate the exchange of information among contributors -- Act as trusted intermediary -- Competition among Crowdfunding Platforms -- Conclusion -- References
Chapter 2 Equity Crowdfunding in Africa: How Can Investment Micro-Behaviors Make the Crowdfunding Macro-System Work? -- Introduction: The Arduous Task of Financing Small Businesses in Africa -- Venture Capital and Microcredit in the African Context -- Equity "Crowdfinancing": Scope in Africa and Practices in Gabon -- Equity crowdfinancing: Openness to social value in Africa -- From the tontine social behavior to a legitimation of equity crowdfunding -- From institutional behavior to a recognition of the need for alternative financing
Equity Crowdfunding Practices in the Light of Neo-Institutional Theory -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 3 Crowdfunding: How and Why People Participate -- Introduction -- Landscape of Existing Crowdfunding Participants and Platforms -- Work Involved in Crowdfunding -- Crowdfunding work: Prepare -- Crowdfunding work: Test -- Crowdfunding work: Publicize -- Crowdfunding work: Follow through -- Crowdfunding work: Reciprocate resources -- Professionalization of crowdfunding -- Psychological experience of participation -- Motivations and Deterrents for Participation
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Summary: Descriptive inquiries on crowdfunding are multiplying but it remains a fuzzy subject for research and reflexivity. This book gathers the best recent research outcomes on the managerial and social impact of this new practice.
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Front Cover -- International Perspectives on Crowdfunding -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- Foreword -- Introduction: International Perspectives on Crowdfunding -- Introduction -- References -- A Cartography of the Academic Literature on Crowdfunding -- Crowdfunding: An Overview of the Phenomenon -- Donation-Based Model and Reward-Based Model -- Equity-Based Model -- Microfinance or Lending-Based Models -- Chronological and Qualitative Analysis of Academic Literature on Crowdfunding -- Institutional Analysis of Contributors on Crowdfunding Literature

Analysis of the Main Academic Authors on Crowdfunding -- Academic Institutions Showing an Interest in Crowdfunding -- Thematic Research on Crowdfunding -- Present Theory on Crowdfunding: Mainly Positive and Outcome-Oriented -- Emerging Questions on Crowdfunding and the Need for Additional Theory -- Conclusion -- References -- Part One: Positive Crowdfunding Theory - Micro Economic Underpinnings, Contingency Factors and Regulation Issues -- Chapter 1 An Industrial Organization Framework to Understand the Strategies of Crowdfunding Platforms -- Introduction

Multisidedness of Crowdfunding Platforms -- Distinct Groups of Consumers -- Network Effects -- Cross-side network effects -- Within-side network effects -- Added Value of Intermediation -- Strategies of Crowdfunding Platforms -- Design Strategies -- Choice of crowdfunding model -- Attracting other groups -- Governance Strategies -- Disseminate information -- Combat fraud -- Provision point mechanism -- Facilitate the exchange of information among contributors -- Act as trusted intermediary -- Competition among Crowdfunding Platforms -- Conclusion -- References

Chapter 2 Equity Crowdfunding in Africa: How Can Investment Micro-Behaviors Make the Crowdfunding Macro-System Work? -- Introduction: The Arduous Task of Financing Small Businesses in Africa -- Venture Capital and Microcredit in the African Context -- Equity "Crowdfinancing": Scope in Africa and Practices in Gabon -- Equity crowdfinancing: Openness to social value in Africa -- From the tontine social behavior to a legitimation of equity crowdfunding -- From institutional behavior to a recognition of the need for alternative financing

Equity Crowdfunding Practices in the Light of Neo-Institutional Theory -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 3 Crowdfunding: How and Why People Participate -- Introduction -- Landscape of Existing Crowdfunding Participants and Platforms -- Work Involved in Crowdfunding -- Crowdfunding work: Prepare -- Crowdfunding work: Test -- Crowdfunding work: Publicize -- Crowdfunding work: Follow through -- Crowdfunding work: Reciprocate resources -- Professionalization of crowdfunding -- Psychological experience of participation -- Motivations and Deterrents for Participation

Motivations to become a requester

Descriptive inquiries on crowdfunding are multiplying but it remains a fuzzy subject for research and reflexivity. This book gathers the best recent research outcomes on the managerial and social impact of this new practice.

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Edited by Jerome Meric, Université de Poitiers, FranceIsabelle Maque, Université de Poitiers, FranceJulienne Brabet, Université Paris-Est Créteil, France

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