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Financing by and for the Masses: An Introduction to the Special Issue on Crowdfunding
Fleming, Lee , and Olav Sorenson
58/2  (Winter 2016): 5-19

This introduction to the special issue on crowdfunding begins by providing some information about the history and nature of the phenomenon. It then summarizes some of the key advantages and disadvantages of crowdfunding for entrepreneurs and for investors, introducing the various articles in the issue that explore these topics in greater depth. It concludes with some speculations regarding the possible future of the industry and its effects on entrepreneurship, innovation, and inequality.

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