Books and Chapters

Upcoming Book

Palgrave MacMillan

Forthcoming 2020

Advances in Crowdfunding: Research and Practice

The book represents the most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of knowledge on the state of crowdfunding research and practice from multiple perspectives. It equips readers with deep understanding on the different models of crowdfunding and their different manifestations in a variety of geographies, while accommodating for economic, historical, regulatory and ethical considerations.

The book balances presentations of conceptual, theoretical, empirical and factual works as collected from a wide list of influential researchers in the area. In addition, it presents new themes not covered in earlier publications such as issues of sustainability, community, platform operations, education, and ethics. Finally, the book is authored by experts from a variety of backgrounds including those working closely with academic, industry, user and government circles addressing all aspects related to crowdfunding.

Manuscript not yet available.

Shneor, R., Zhao, L., and Flåten, B.-T. (Forthcoming/2020). Advances in Crowdfunding: Research and Practice. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.

Published Book Chapters

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Entrepreneurial Challenges in the 21st Century


Opportunities for Entrepreneurial Development and Growth through Online Communities, Collaboration and Value Creating and Co-creating Activities

The Web 2.0 era brought with it a proliferation in applications providing ample opportunities for online exchanges, sharing and collaboration among Internet users. Much of these exchanges take place within online communities. The purpose of the current chapter is to review some of the core manifestations of value creating activities in the new network economy, in particular with respect to their potential influences on entrepreneurial firms. Acknowledging the unique circumstances under which entrepreneurs operate, the current chapter suggests a framework highlighting ways in which entrepreneurs can tap into resources that are available through online communities. In particular the framework addresses online community-enabled product development (including crowdsourcing), marketing (including brand communities and online word-of-mouth) and financing (including crowdfunding) activities with respect to the three core attributes of entrepreneurial processes – opportunity recognition, marshaling of resources and capacity development.

For a copy please contact Dr. Rotem Shneor. Limited access download available HERE

Shneor, R. & Flåten, B.-T. (2015). Opportunities for Entrepreneurial Development and Growth through Online Communities, Collaboration, and Value Creating and Co-Creating Activities. In: Kaufmann, H. R. & Shams, S. M. R. (eds.) Entrepreneurial challenges in the 21st century. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.

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