Crowdfunding: A Literature Review and Research Directions

  • Alexandra MoritzEmail author
  • Joern H. Block
Part of the FGF Studies in Small Business and Entrepreneurship book series (FGFS)


Crowdfunding has become important in recent years. However, there is no comprehensive overview of the economic literature on this topic. This paper provides an overview of crowdfunding literature, classified in terms of the main actors (capital seekers, capital providers, and intermediaries), and presents important research questions for future research.


Crowdfunding Crowdinvesting New venture financing 


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  1. 1.Trier UniversityTrierGermany
  2. 2.Erasmus University RotterdamRotterdamNetherlands

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