Crowdfunding and bank financing: Substitutes or complements?

Miglo, Anton (2022) Crowdfunding and bank financing: Substitutes or complements? Small Business Economics, 59 (3). 1115–1142. ISSN 0921-898X

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In this paper, we analyze a firm choice between crowdfunding and bank financing. For many entrepreneurs, it is an important issue. We analyze a model where the choice of financing is affected by moral hazard problem regarding the choice of production scale that favors bank financing, and by the uncertainty about market demand that favors crowdfunding. We argue that long crowdfunding campaigns or campaigns with large targets usually are less efficient in mitigating moral hazard problem than small/short campaigns. We also argue that high-quality firms and firms with potentially large markets will tend to select bank financing while projects with largest amount of investment should select mixed financing where the firm uses a short crowdfunding campaign and a bank loan. Most of our model empirical predictions have not been directly tested so far while they are indirectly consistent with available evidence.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: crowdfunding, debt financing, moral hazard, reward-based crowdfunding, demand uncertainty,debt financing,crowdfunding,reward-based crowdfunding,demand uncertainty,moral hazard,economics, econometrics and finance(all),business, management and accounting(all),economics and econometrics ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2000
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
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Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2021 09:32
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2023 01:17
DOI: 10.1007/s11187-021-00571-9


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