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An Industrial Organization Framework to Understand the Strategies of Crowdfunding Platforms

International Perspectives on Crowdfunding

ISBN: 978-1-78560-315-0, eISBN: 978-1-78560-314-3

Publication date: 20 July 2016

Abstract

This chapter shows how the theory of industrial organization can help us understand some important aspects of crowdfunding that go beyond the finance sphere of the firm. A special attention is devoted to the role and behavior of crowdfunding platforms, which intermediate between entrepreneurs and contributors.

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Belleflamme, P. and Lambert, T. (2016), "An Industrial Organization Framework to Understand the Strategies of Crowdfunding Platforms ", Méric, J., Maque, I. and Brabet, J. (Ed.) International Perspectives on Crowdfunding, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78560-315-020151001

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