Crowdfunding in Europe

State of the Art in Theory and Practice

  • Dennis Brüntje
  • Oliver Gajda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ralf Beck, Dennis Brüntje, Ali Dardour, Oliver Gajda, Dan Marom, Ivana Pais et al.
    Pages 1-4
  3. Status Quo of an Emerging Research Field

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Michael M. Gierczak, Ulrich Bretschneider, Philipp Haas, Ivo Blohm, Jan Marco Leimeister
      Pages 7-23
    3. Alexandra Moritz, Joern H. Block
      Pages 25-53
  4. Regional Examinations on Crowdfunding

  5. Analysis of Specific Application Areas in Crowdfunding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Sebastiaan N. Hooghiemstra, Kristof de Buysere
      Pages 135-165
    3. Dieter W. Joenssen, Thomas Müllerleile
      Pages 193-199
    4. Arash Gholamzadeh Nasrabadi
      Pages 201-208
  6. Selected Case Studies on Crowdfunding Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Fabien Risterucci
      Pages 241-248
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 249-251

About this book


Crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly popular method to finance projects of every kind and scale. This contributed volume is one of the earliest books presenting scientific and research-based perspectives of crowdfunding, its development, and future. The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) and its scientific work group, together with FGF e.V., invited both researchers and practitioners to contribute to this first state-of-the-art edited volume on crowdfunding in Europe. This book contributes to a better comprehension of crowdfunding, encourages further fundamental research and contributes to a systematization of this new field of research. The book also features expert contributions by practitioners to enhance and complement the scientific perspective. This book can be used as a guideline and shall advance classification in an emerging research field.                                                                     


Business administration Crowdfunding Entrepreneurial finance Innovation management Media management Startups

Editors and affiliations

  • Dennis Brüntje
    • 1
  • Oliver Gajda
    • 2
  1. 1.Technische Universität IlmenauIlmenauGermany
  2. 2.European Crowdfunding NetworkBrusselsBelgium

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