Are we missing the platforms for the crowd? Comparing investment drivers across multiple crowdfunding platforms

Dushnitsky, G and Fitza, M (2018) Are we missing the platforms for the crowd? Comparing investment drivers across multiple crowdfunding platforms. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 10 (e00100). ISSN 2352-6734

Abstract

Crowdfunding platforms have attracted the attention of practitioners and scholars alike. The term ‘crowdfunding’, first coined in the early 2000s, describes a new institutional form in the financial markets which utilizes digital platforms to originate and aggregate funding. There is abundant research on the topic. Yet extant work mainly consists of single-platform studies. We argue that observing patterns on one platform does not necessarily advance our understanding of other platforms. Specifically, we use data from eight major crowdfunding platforms to conduct a variance decomposition analysis of funding success. The findings suggest factors associated with success in a given platform do not replicate to the other platforms. It underscores the generalizability challenge facing the crowdfunding literature. We therefore highlight the need to complement single-platform studies with cross-platform studies.

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Item Type: Article
Subject Areas: Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Subjects: I > Investment funds
C > Crowdfunding
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2018 09:33
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 03:40
URI: http://lbsresearch.london.edu/id/eprint/1023
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