Crowdfunding platforms as focal actors in an entrepreneurial ecosystem: An interdisciplinary value perspective

Othmar M. Lehner, Theresia Harrer

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Abstract

Research into Crowdfunding (CF) rarely uses a holistic view on the role of relevant actors and their activities. We thus demonstrate this gap and need from literature and apply an ecosystem perspective to study the influence of crowdfunding platforms (CFPs) as focal actors on the field from a neo-institutional perspective. We look at the structure (focus on interaction through activities) and affiliation (focus on interconnectedness of actors) of multiple case studies of CFPs and ventures to develop five propositions that enable us to build early theory on CF as an entrepreneurial ecosystem that includes an apt conceptualization of the interconnectedness between actors and activities, positions and links in order to create value - with CFPs as powerful central actors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 52nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2019
EditorsTung X. Bui
Number of pages10
PublisherIEEE computer society press
Publication date2019
Pages5370-5379
ISBN (Electronic)9780998133126
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
Event52nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2019 - Maui, United States
Duration: 08.01.201911.01.2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume2019-January
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Sustainable Development Goals

  • GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality

Areas of Strength and Areas of High Potential (AoS and AoHP)

  • AoS: Financial management, accounting, and governance

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