The Wharton Crowdfunding Study is starting up and there are some papers posted-
The Wharton Crowdfunding Study is the largest academic effort seeking to understand how crowdfunding works, how effective the Kickstarter community is at bringing new creative projects to life, and what the economic and social impact of those projects are on culture. We are surveying many of the project creators on Kickstarter, as well as some of their backers, to find out the answer to these and many more questions.
Read more and visit the research papers so far (free copies of the articles on the Social Science Research Network)-
- Crowdfunding democratizes access to funding
- The crowd looks for signals of quality
- Fraud is rare, though delays are common
- The crowd and experts often agree/li>
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