Journal article

Does more Crowd Participation Bring more Value to Crowdfunding Projects? The Perspective of Crowd Capital

CX Yin, LB Liu, K Mirkovski

Internet Research | Emerald Publishing Limited | Published : 2019

Abstract

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to focus on investigating the impact of crowd participation on degree of project success, which is defined as the total amount of funds a project can obtain after it reaches its initial funding goal threshold. Design/methodology/approach Drawing on the theory of crowd capital, this study develops six hypotheses about the impact of crowd capability of a fundraiser (i.e. project updates, goal setting, reward levels and social media usage) and crowd participation (i.e. namely, funds pledge and on-site communication) on degree of project success. The hypotheses are tested using data sets of successful projects collected from two popular crowdfunding websites...

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