Crowdfunding: Outlining the New Era of Fundraising [chapter]

Michael M. Gierczak, Ulrich Bretschneider, Philipp Haas, Ivo Blohm, Jan Marco Leimeister
2016 FGF Studies in Small Business and Entrepreneurship  
Please quote as: Gierczak, M. M.; Bretschneider, U.; Haas, P.; Blohm, I. & Leimeister, J. M.(2015): Crowdfunding -Outlining the New Era of Abstract Crowdfunding is increasingly gaining attention in theory and practice. Various platforms have emerged, offering entrepreneurs and project owners the possibility to raise money from an undefined group of online users ("crowd"). In this article we aim to provide a deeper understanding of the rise of crowdfunding as an alternative funding opportunity
more » ... discussing its main characteristics, the market development, different classification approaches, its fields of application and by providing directions for future research.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-18017-5_2 fatcat:g2xkx6ptgvcddlraqmsslzy3q4