ECIS 2013 Seminar – Crowdfunding: Past Research, Future Directions

Crowdfunding: Past Research, Future Directions was a seminar hosted on June 6, 2013 by University College Cork’s Technology-Enabled Organizational Transparency and Openness Project (TOTO), co-located with the European Conference for Information Systems (ECIS) 2013 in Utrecht, NL, and funded by the Lewis Charitable Foundation (USA).

The purpose of the seminar was to stimulate discussion among researchers interested in crowdfunding phenomena. The seminar focused on several key themes:

  1. Defining, conceptualising and bounding crowdfunding phenomena,
  2. Identifying key phenomenological, methodological and theoretical gaps in the crowdfunding literature,
  3. Articulating an agenda for future crowdfunding research (What kinds of crowdfunding should the IS community be researching? What kinds of questions should we be asking? What theoretical lenses should we be using? What methods? etc.),
  4. Sharing experiences of doing crowdfunding research, funding/publication strategies, etc.

Attendees (alphabetically)

  • Barzilay, Ohad
  • Cahalane, Michael
  • Feller, Joseph
  • Gimpel, Henner
  • Gleasure, Robert
  • Morgan, Lorraine
  • Schlagwein, Daniel
  • Teigland, Robin
  • Treacy, Stephen
  • Yayla , Ali Aiper

Download the seminar report (also includes position statements received prior to seminar, and the TOTO discussion paper).