Crowdfunding for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Crowdfunding for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Walter Vassallo (MC Shareable, Monaco)
Release Date: July, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 336
ISBN13: 9781522505686|ISBN10: 1522505687|EISBN13: 9781522505693|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0568-6

Description

Business systems undergo a number of transitions as the needs and demands of society change. With heightened connectivity driven by the development of the Internet, new opportunities for venture development and creation have become available to business owners and entrepreneurs.

Crowdfunding for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research and business practices on the opportunities and benefits gained from the use of crowdfunding in modern society, discussing its socio-economic impact, in addition to its business implications. Featuring current trends and future directions for crowdfunding initiatives, this book is ideally designed for students, researchers, practitioners, entrepreneurs, and policy makers.

New financing models such as crowdfunding are democratizing access to credit, offering individuals and communities the opportunity to support, co-create, contribute and invest in public and private initiatives. This book relates to innovation in its essence to anticipate future needs and in creating new business models without losing revenue. There are tremendous unexplored opportunities in crowdsourcing and crowdfunding; two sides of the same coin that can lead to a revolution of current social and economic models. The reading of this book will provide insight on the changes taking place in crowdfunding, and offer strategic opportunities and advantages.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Co-Creation and Open Innovation
  • Collaborative Social Capitalism
  • Crowdfunding Market Research
  • Crowdsourcing in Different Industries
  • Energy and Environment Sectors
  • Legal Concerns and Regulation
  • Marketing Considerations
  • Policy Development
  • Real Estate Sector
  • Social Inclusion
  • Start-Ups
  • The Crowd Economy

Reviews and Testimonials

This volume consists of 16 chapters on the potential of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing for sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation. Business and entrepreneurship specialists from Europe, New Zealand, the US, and Australia discuss crowdsourcing social innovation, the effects of crowdfunding on banking, the crowdfunding market, crowdfunding platforms and communities, the benefits and validation tools of crowdfunding campaigns, crowdfunding as a marketing tool, legal aspects and regulation, how to launch a campaign, applications to real estate and the energy sector, and other topics.

– ProtoView Reviews

This volume consists of 16 chapters on the potential of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing for sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation. Business and entrepreneurship specialists from Europe, New Zealand, the US, and Australia discuss crowdsourcing social innovation, the effects of crowdfunding on banking, the crowdfunding market, crowdfunding platforms and communities, the benefits and validation tools of crowdfunding campaigns, crowdfunding as a marketing tool, legal aspects and regulation, how to launch a campaign, applications to real estate and the energy sector, and other topics.

– ProtoView Reviews

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Table of Contents
Foreword
Ronald Kleverlaan
Preface
Walter Vassallo
Chapter 1
Epi Ludvik Nekaj
A digital transformation is underway. One that is redefining the essence of human interaction and with ideas, share unused resources and create new... Sample PDF
The Crowd Economy: From the Crowd to Businesses to Public Administrations and Multinational Companies
$37.50
Chapter 2
Domenico Rossetti di Valdalbero, Bogdan Birnbaum
This chapter focuses on the transition towards a new economy, where Europe can find untapped sources of growth and employment, renewing the... Sample PDF
Towards a New Economy: Co-Creation and Open Innovation in a Trustworthy Europe
$37.50
Chapter 3
Priti Ambani
The very essence of the new entrepreneur is shattering tradition. On the heels of the new social internet, we are seeing the rise of the... Sample PDF
Crowdsourcing New Tools to Start Lean and Succeed in Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship in the Crowd Economy
$37.50
Chapter 4
Emanuele Musa
The growing awareness of humanity's finite resources and recognition of the limitations of one-off projects are prompting step changes in... Sample PDF
Crowdsourcing Social Innovation: Towards a Collaborative Social Capitalism
$37.50
Chapter 5
Steven A. Cinelli
Modern banking found its roots during the Renaissance period casted by the European merchant banks. Their success was due in large part to their... Sample PDF
The World's Oldest Profession - Now and Then: Disruption of the Commercial Banking Model
$37.50
Chapter 6
Melek Demiray, Sebnem Burnaz, Yonca Aslanbay
The changing structure and intensity of competition on one hand, the ongoing pressure on creating differentiated offerings lead to seek out new ways... Sample PDF
The Crowdfunding Market, Models, Platforms, and Projects
$37.50
Chapter 7
Tomaso Greco
In recent years arose a multitude of crowdfunding platforms of different nature and with different goals. In this chapter some peculiar aspects of... Sample PDF
Horizontal Crowdfunding Platforms: Socio-Economic Impact and Exogenous/Endogenous System of Rules
$37.50
Chapter 8
Tomaso Greco
If the inherent nature of the horizontal crowdfunding platforms makes the relationship between campaign creator and backers basically without... Sample PDF
Vertical and Community-Based Crowdfunding Platforms
$37.50
Chapter 9
Melek Demiray, Yonca Aslanbay
For a sustainable future, the actors of the market need a change in spirit that will elevate the life-chances of people by being an “empowered part”... Sample PDF
The Crowdfunding Communities and the Value of Identification for Sustainability of Co-Creation
$37.50
Chapter 10
Paul Morrell Niederer
This chapter provides the key benefits of a crowdfunding campaign together with a rich variety of validation tools provided to enhance the chance of... Sample PDF
Principles in Crowdfunding Benefits and Validation Tools: How to Ensure Campaign Success
$37.50
Chapter 11
Fabio Allegreni
Most people, at a first sight, perceive Crowdfunding as a specific and exciting process to raise money. Of course, this is correct, but it is not... Sample PDF
Crowdfunding as a Marketing Tool
$37.50
Chapter 12
Alessandro Maria Lerro
Crowdfunding started with the donation-based and reward-based models, but soon its disruptive capacity to innovate the traditional approach to... Sample PDF
Legal Aspects and Regulation in Crowdfunding: Comparisons across Countries
$37.50
Chapter 13
Ronald Kleverlaan
This chapter provides insights into the important characteristics of a successful crowdfunding campaign. It starts with providing the fundamentals... Sample PDF
How to Launch a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign
$37.50
Chapter 14
Steven A. Cinelli
Like a juggernaut, “crowdfunding” has hit the media, the financial markets and the common narrative by storm. Incipient in many ways, the... Sample PDF
Real Estate Crowdfunding: 2015 and Beyond
$37.50
Chapter 15
Chiara Candelise
Crowdfunding in energy begins as a response to reduced investments (both governmental and private) into the transition to decarbonized energy... Sample PDF
The Application of Crowdfunding to the Energy Sector
$37.50
Chapter 16
Payal Jain
Crowd-funding is used by business and social entrepreneurs to fund projects that impact society in many ways. Although crowd-funders fund and... Sample PDF
A Crowd-Funder Value (CFV) Framework for Crowd-Investment: A Roadmap for Entrepreneurial Success in the Contemporary Society
$37.50
About the Contributors

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Walter Vassallo (MSc, MBA, PhD) is an economist and entrepreneur with vast professional experience in overall company coordination over multidisciplinary teams. His work is linked to his vision to translate trends and changes into opportunities, to move the way we think in order to act and implement sustainable solutions. Decade experience in policies, research, startups during which he has been involved in developing, acquiring, managing and coordinating innovative projects. He implemented assignments commissioned by private and public entities, including University teaching and mentoring. Currently he is co-founder of MC Shareable, disruptive company based in Monaco. In 2016 he created and launched Letyourboat, a website for people to list, find, and rent accommodations onboard of boats, which mission is to revolutionize the traditional recreational boating charter sector and make it accessible and affordable to everyone. Author of articles, publications and books.