Making a contribution to entrepreneurship research by studying crowd-funded entrepreneurial opportunities

Jeffrey M. Pollack, Markku Maula, Thomas H. Allison, Maija Renko, Christina C. Günther

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This editorial outlines our perspective on the state of literature as well as suggestions for new contributions to entrepreneurship research in the area of crowd-funded opportunities. Our aim is, first, to outline what we see as best practices for research on crowd-funded entrepreneurial opportunities. Second, we aim to solicit additional articles for the Virtual Special Issue (VSI) on “Crowd-Funded Entrepreneurial Opportunities” in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. In contrast to typical editorial articles associated with special issues, we take a prospective approach and outline what we hope (and expect) to see in the literature in the future. Put differently, we are not going to summarize a subset of articles that have been accepted for publication—rather, we are going to delineate the subset of articles to be written that we would, ideally, like to see submitted to top-tier entrepreneurship journals in order to advance the literature. Along the way, we will describe best practices that we anticipate can elevate research in this burgeoning area of inquiry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-262
Number of pages16
JournalEntrepreneurship Theory and Practice
Issue number2
Early online date6 Dec 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021
MoE publication typeB1 Non-refereed journal articles


  • crowd
  • crowdfunding
  • crowd-funded
  • ventures
  • opportunities


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