Yael Inbar

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Introduction Crowdfunding, the process of directly financing projects and ventures over the internet, is gaining momentum. Industry reports estimate that sums raised on crowdfunding platforms have nearly doubled in 2012, totaling close to US$3.0B. 1 Initially, crowdfunding was performed using social media such as mailing lists or social networks. The(More)
Many digital platforms, regardless of their business domain, follow the common practice of incorporating social and community features in order to increase their user engagement and expand their online community. Although this practice is advocated by the literature and clearly makes sense, its implications are not well understood. In this research, we(More)
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