Crowdfunding Social Ventures

A model and research agenda

Authored by: Othmar M. Lehner

Routledge Handbook of Social and Sustainable Finance

Print publication date:  June  2016
Online publication date:  June  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138777545
eBook ISBN: 9781315772578
Adobe ISBN: 9781317678830


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Media and public alike recognize the promise of crowdfunding (CF) for social entrepreneurs in the news; however, few to none scholarly articles exist that address the inner workings and implications of CF in such a context. The author therefore set out to thematically analyse existing nascent enquiries by reviewing extant literature, draws up a schema as a model and derives an agenda of eight-related research themes from it.

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