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Crowdfunding: Fundamental Cases, Facts, and Insights

Elsevier | Douglas Cumming and Sofia Johan | March 15, 2020

Crowdfunding cases facts and insights - Crowdfunding: Fundamental Cases, Facts, and InsightsCrowdfunding: Fundamental Cases, Facts, and Insights presents fundamental knowledge about a maturing economic field. Assembling and arranging datasets, case analyses, and other foundational materials on subjects associated with crowdfunding, it systematically, comprehensively, and authoritatively provides access to a consistent body of crowdfunding research. With the crowdfunding industry now consolidated, this core reference can serve as the basis for research projects and applied work.

"This book provides insightful cases and statistics from around the world on how rewards and equity crowdfunding markets work. It also includes useful information on marketplace lending. It is a great resource for entrepreneurs and investors, as well as for policymakers, academics, and students."
– Craig Asano, Founder and CEO, National Crowdfunding and Fintech Association

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"Crowdfunding offers detailed analyses of rewards and equity crowdfunding markets using statistical methods and case studies. I recommend it for academics, practitioners, and policymakers who seek a rigorous look at crowdfunding markets around the world."
– Jay Ritter, Joseph B. Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida

Key Features

  • Presents a complete scope of crowdfunding areas in the international landscape
  • Combines economics with international business, management, law and finance
  • Enables practitioners and researchers to compare regulatory frameworks, best practices and market opportunities
  • Includes a freely available website of supplementary pedagogical material


Graduate students and professionals working in the economics of crowdfunding and, more generally, entrepreneurship

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction to Crowdfunding
1. Introduction
2. Overview of agency and signaling theory in crowdfunding
3. Overview of institutional contexts and empirical methods

Part 2: Rewards Crowdfunding
4. An overview of rewards-based crowdfunding
5. Crowdfunding models: Keep-it-all versus all-or-nothing
6. Crowdfunding cleantech
7. Crowdfunding to internationalize

Part 3: Crowdinvesting
8. Equity crowdfunding, valuation, and cases
9. Equity crowdfunding and governance
10. Signaling in equity crowdfunding
11. Are equity crowdfunders sensitive to distance?
12. Cash-clow and control rights in equity crowdfunding
13. Does equity crowdfunding democratize access to entrepreneurial finance?
14. Marketplace lending

Part 4: Crowdfunding Regulation and Policy
15. Introduction to crowdfunding regulation and policy
16. Demand-driven crowdfunding regulation
17. Public policy toward entrepreneurial finance: Spillovers and scale-up
18. Regulation and investment in fintech ventures
19. Crypto regulation

Part 5: Conclusion
20. Summary, conclusion, and looking forward

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