|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|555664||1451433||2015||15 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• Entrepreneurs’ resistance to crowdfunding is considered in terms of impression management.
• A case study of entrepreneurs in the Republic of Ireland is performed.
• Fears around disclosure, visible failure, and projecting desperation are identified.
• A refined model of entrepreneurs’ resistance to crowdfunding is presented.
• The complex and dialectical strategic implications of crowdfunding are discussed.
Crowdfunding has been a topic of much excitement for scholars of entrepreneurialism. Onlookers and early adopters have noted the new strategies afforded when funding bottlenecks can be bypassed and members of the public can be engaged early in development. Yet if crowdfunding is to prove truly disruptive for entrepreneurs then greater efforts must be made to understand non-adopters. This study models entrepreneurs’ resistance to crowdfunding using an impression management perspective. A case study of 20 entrepreneurs suggests that resistance is influenced by entrepreneurs’ fear of disclosure, fear of visible failure, and fear of projecting desperation.
Journal: The Journal of Strategic Information Systems - Volume 24, Issue 4, December 2015, Pages 219–233