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.
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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.
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