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The Many Faces of Crowdfunding: A Brief Classification of the Systems and a Snapshot of Kickstarter

  • Marco CampennìEmail author
  • Marco Benedetti
  • Federico Cecconi
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Abstract

In this chapter, we present the complex phenomenon of crowdfunding and its origin, briefly providing some useful definitions and concepts. We then present two different types of analysis: (i) a simple descriptive statistics showing interesting results about the most successful categories of Kickstarter campaigns; (ii) the potentials of adopting a time-series analysis approach to better understand trends in Kickstarter and to perform a simple forecast of future trends of successful campaigns.

Keywords

Crowdfunding Kickstarter Time-series analysis Reward-based Multi-actor system 

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Campennì
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marco Benedetti
    • 2
  • Federico Cecconi
    • 3
  1. 1.BiosciencesUniversity of ExeterPenrynUK
  2. 2.University of Rome SapienzaRomeItaly
  3. 3.LABSS ISTC-CNRROMEItaly

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