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Crowdfunding. Fundamental Cases, Facts, and Insights

  • Book

  • December 2019
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4335190

Crowdfunding: 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.

Acclaim for Crowdfunding "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

"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

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction to Crowdfunding1. Introduction2. Overview of agency and signaling theory in crowdfunding3. Overview of institutional contexts and empirical methods

Part 2: Rewards Crowdfunding4. An overview of rewards-based crowdfunding5. Crowdfunding models: Keep-it-all versus all-or-nothing6. Crowdfunding cleantech7. Crowdfunding to internationalize

Part 3: Crowdinvesting8. Equity crowdfunding, valuation, and cases9. Equity crowdfunding and governance10. Signaling in equity crowdfunding11. Are equity crowdfunders sensitive to distance?12. Cash-clow and control rights in equity crowdfunding13. Does equity crowdfunding democratize access to entrepreneurial finance?14. Marketplace lending

Part 4: Crowdfunding Regulation and Policy15. Introduction to crowdfunding regulation and policy16. Demand-driven crowdfunding regulation17. Public policy toward entrepreneurial finance: Spillovers and scale-up18. Regulation and investment in fintech ventures19. Crypto regulation

Part 5: Conclusion20. Summary, conclusion, and looking forward


Douglas J. Cumming DeSantis Distinguished Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship, College of Business, Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL, USA. Douglas Cumming, J.D., Ph.D., CFA, is the DeSantis Distinguished Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship the College of Business, Florida Atlantic University. His research interests include crowdfunding, venture capital, private equity, hedge funds, entrepreneurship, and law and finance. He is the Managing Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Corporate Finance (2018-2020) and the incoming Co-Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Management (2020-2022). He been a guest editor for over a dozen special issues of top journals. He has published over 180 articles in leading refereed academic journals in finance, management, and law and economics, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of International Business Studies, and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. His work has been reviewed in numerous media outlets, including the Chicago Tribune, The Economist, Canadian Business, the National Post, the New York Times, and The New Yorker. Douglas is a regular speaker at academic and industry conferences around the world. He has given recent keynote speeches at the British Academy of Management Corporate Governance Conference, Entrepreneurial Finance Association, Financial Research Network Corporate Finance Conference, French Finance Association, Infiniti Conference on International Finance, Vietnam Symposium in Banking and Finance, the Budapest Liquidity and Financial Markets Conference, and the Humbolt University of Berlin Fintech Conference, among others. Much of Douglas Cumming's work is online at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/author=75390 Sofia A. Johan Assistant Professor of Finance, College of Business, Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL, USA. Sofia Johan, LL.B (Liverpool), LL.M. in International Economic Law (Warwick), Ph.D. in Law and Economics (Tilburg), is an Assistant Professor of Finance and Fellow, Phil Smith Center for Free Enterprise, at the College of Business, Florida Atlantic University. She is also the AFM Senior Research Fellow at the Tilburg Law and Economics Centre (TILEC) in The Netherlands. Her research is primarily focused on law and finance, market surveillance, hedge funds, venture capital, private equity and IPOs. Her recent publications have appeared in numerous journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of International Business Studies, American Law and Economics Review, International Review of Law and Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, European Financial Management, European Economic Review, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, among numerous other journals. Her work has been presented at the American Law and Economics Association, the American Economics Association, European Law and Economics Association, the European Financial Management Association, and other leading international conferences. Prior to winning her Ph.D., she was the head legal counsel at the largest government owned venture capital fund in Malaysia. She has also consulted for a variety of governmental and private organizations in Australasia and Europe. http://ssrn.com/author=370203