The Hidden Cost of Accommodating Crowdfunder Privacy Preferences: A Randomized Field Experiment

@article{Burtch2015TheHC,
  title={The Hidden Cost of Accommodating Crowdfunder Privacy Preferences: A Randomized Field Experiment},
  author={Gordon Burtch and Anindya Ghose and Sunil Wattal},
  journal={Management Science},
  year={2015},
  volume={61},
  pages={949-962}
}
Online crowdfunding has received a great deal of attention from entrepreneurs and policymakers as a promising avenue to fostering entrepreneurship and innovation. A notable aspect of this shift from an offline to an online setting is that it brings increased visibility and traceability of transactions. Many crowdfunding platforms therefore provide mechanisms that enable a campaign contributor to conceal his or her identity or contribution amount from peers. We study the impact of these… CONTINUE READING

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