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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Rossen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMawson, Suzanneen_UK
dc.contributor.authorRowe, Alexanderen_UK
dc.description.abstractEquity crowdfunding is an increasingly important source of entrepreneurial finance for new ventures. However, empirical research and theoretical development have struggled to keep pace with its growth. This paper outlines findings from a large-scale interview study of start-ups who obtained equity crowdfunding in the UK. It explores the personal and business networks involved in the equity crowdfunding process, taking a processual perspective. The empirical findings show that networks and social capital play a critical role in the crowdfunding process. Start-ups leverage, build and drawn upon a complex array of network actors and “ties” as they move through the different stages of their crowdfunding journey. The paper concludes that equity crowdfunding is a highly “relational” form of entrepreneurial finance requiring holistic forms of investigation. The implications for further research are outlined.en_UK
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrewsen_UK
dc.relationBrown R, Mawson S & Rowe A (2016) Networking with the Crowd: Start-Ups, Networks and Equity Crowdfunding. Working papers in responsible banking and finance, 16-001.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking papers in responsible banking and finance, 16-001en_UK
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dc.subjectEquity Crowdfundingen_UK
dc.subjectAlternative financeen_UK
dc.subjectUnited Kingdomen_UK
dc.titleNetworking with the Crowd: Start-Ups, Networks and Equity Crowdfundingen_UK
dc.typeWorking Paperen_UK
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dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of St Andrewsen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationManagement, Work and Organisationen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of St Andrewsen_UK
rioxxterms.typeWorking paperen_UK
local.rioxx.authorBrown, Ross|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMawson, Suzanne|0000-0003-1983-514Xen_UK
local.rioxx.authorRowe, Alexander|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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