Crowdfunding and Social Entrepreneurship: Spotlight on Intermediaries
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dc.contributor.author Rey Martí, Andrea
dc.contributor.author Mohedano Suanes, Antonia
dc.contributor.author Simón Moya, Virginia
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-01T15:31:47Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-01T15:31:47Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10550/73743
dc.description.abstract This study contributes to the literature by describing how crowdfunding platforms that host social entrepreneurship projects build and preserve legitimacy. We study three intermediaries, analyzing the actions they take to ensure that creators and funders perceive crowdfunding as a trustworthy form of alternative finance. This study shows that the legitimacy that funders ascribe to a project's social and/or environmental aims is also a source of legitimacy for the intermediaries that promote social entrepreneurship projects. These intermediaries act as agents of social change, using a range of mechanisms to promote projects that seek to create social and/or environmental value in addition to economic value. Our study also has practical implications. We highlight the mechanisms used to reduce potential risks for intermediaries, creators, and funders and ensure their trust in crowdfunding.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Sustainability, 2019
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source Rey Martí, Andrea Mohedano Suanes, Antonia Simón Moya, Virginia 2019 Crowdfunding and Social Entrepreneurship: Spotlight on Intermediaries Sustainability
dc.subject Economia d'empresa
dc.title Crowdfunding and Social Entrepreneurship: Spotlight on Intermediaries
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2020-04-01T15:31:48Z
dc.identifier.idgrec 137244

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