An Empirical Examination of the Antecedents and Consequences of Contribution Patterns in Crowd-Funded Markets

@article{Burtch2013AnEE,
  title={An Empirical Examination of the Antecedents and Consequences of Contribution Patterns in Crowd-Funded Markets},
  author={Gordon Burtch and Anindya Ghose and Sunil Wattal},
  journal={Inf. Syst. Res.},
  year={2013},
  volume={24},
  pages={499-519}
}
Crowd-funded markets have recently emerged as a novel source of capital for entrepreneurs. As the economic potential of these markets is now being realized, they are beginning to go mainstream, a trend reflected by the explicit attention crowdfunding has received in the American Jobs Act as a potential avenue for economic growth, as well as the recent focus that regulators such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission have placed upon it. Although the formulation of regulation and policy… 
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