Editorial: Advancing crowdfunding research: new insights and future research agenda
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Original versionShneor, R., & Maehle, N. (2020). Editorial: Advancing crowdfunding research: New insights and future research agenda. Baltic Journal of Management, 15(2), 141-147. 10.1108/BJM-04-2020-420
Purpose – The editorial introduces the papers included in the special issue by highlighting their contributions to advancing crowdfunding research and identifying remaining gaps to be addressed in future research. Design/Methodology/Approach – A review of the papers included in the special issue supplemented by suggestions for future research. Findings – While mostly covering the aspects directly or indirectly related to campaign success, the papers included in this special issue provide insights from less studied contexts and address relatively underexplored factors impacting crowdfunding practice. The papers focus on understanding backer-fundraiser relationships and behavior, platform and model choice, as well as industry self-regulation. Triggered by emerging insights, the editorial highlights three important themes for future research, i.e. relationship with traditional finance, ethical practice and decisionmaking, and internationalization of platforms. Originality/value - This editorial and special issue cover new research advancing understanding of crowdfunding practice, motivation, success, and industrial organization. It provides new insights from both widely and less studied contexts, while exploring the role of important factors in the crowdfunding process, which have thus far been underexplored.
This is the accepted manuscript (post-print) of an article published in Baltic Journal of Management, available at https://doi.org/10.1108/BJM-04-2020-420.