Session 462

Crowdfunding: State of the Art and Directions for Future Research

Track K

Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014


Time: 11:15 – 12:30

Interest Group Panel

Room: Moscu


  • Massimo Colombo, Polytechnic University of Milan
  • Chiara Franzoni, Polytechnic University of Milan
  • Cristina Rossi Lamastra, Polytechnic University of Milan


Crowdfunding is now booming phenomenon with the potential to radically change the seed stage funding of entrepreneurial projects. According to the last Crowdfunding Industry Report, the capital raised through crowdfunding reached 2.7 billion dollars from over 1 million campaigns, representing an 81% increase over 2011 (Massolution, 2012). Unsurprisingly, there is an increasingly scholarly interest on crowdfunding, which is both an interesting phenomenon and a context suitable for testing empirical research. The aim of this special section is to put together entrepreneurship scholars interested in crowdfunding to take stock of current research on the topic and to outline future research directions. The panelists and discussants will cover diverse topics including timing of the decision to crowdfund ideas; the role of reputation in crowdfunding; and entrepreneurship without gatekeepers: crowdfunding, gender, and social constraints.

All Sessions in Track K...

Sun: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 386: Entrepreneurial Corporate Governance
Sun: 09:30 – 10:45
Session 387: Social Capital in Emerging Markets: Local, Glocal or Global?
Sun: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 462: Crowdfunding: State of the Art and Directions for Future Research
Sun: 15:45 – 17:00
Session 235: Cognitive and Behaviorial Perspectives of Entrepreneurial Decision Making
Session 380: Small, Young and Entrepreneurial Firms: A Unique Perspective in Globalization
Sun: 17:15 – 18:30
Session 607: Entrepreneurship and Strategy IG Business Meeting
Mon: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 227: Entrepreneurial Orientation, capabilities and firm performance
Session 445: Adaptation issues for Entrepreneurial Firms
Mon: 11:00 – 12:15
Session 232: Theory Building in the Field of Entrepreneurship
Session 440: Entrepreneurial Strategies in Emerging and International markets
Mon: 14:45 – 16:00
Session 231: Entrepreneurial Leadership: What it Takes to be a Successful Enterprise?
Session 457: Ownership and Funding Structures: Performance Implications for the entrepreneurial firms
Mon: 16:30 – 17:45
Session 226: Culture, Norms and Institutions: The contextual influences on Entrepreneurship
Session 229: Who Founds and how the Founding Team Impacts the Entrepreneurial Firm?
Tue: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 224: Funding an Entrepreneurial Venture: What Works and What Does Not?
Session 236: Universities, Academics and Incubators: The Role of Academic Institutions in Shaping Entrepreneurial Firm and Outcomes
Tue: 11:00 – 12:15
Session 230: TMTs as Firm Resources
Session 309: New Conversations on Business Models
Tue: 15:30 – 16:45
Session 225: Entrepreneurial Networks: Formation and Implications
Session 228: Dynamic Capabilities and Performance Implications for New Firms
Tue: 17:15 – 18:30
Session 234: Institutional, Industry and Firm Specific Impacts on Nascent Firms
Session 441: Funding Entrepreneurial Ventures: Sources and Successes

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