Call for Chapters: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Crowdfunding Platforms

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Call for Papers
March 7, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Business History / Studies, Economic History / Studies, Educational Technology, Social Sciences

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: March 7, 2019
Full Chapters Due: July 5, 2019
Submission Date: October 28, 2019


During recent years, the number of crowdfunding platforms has increasead in worldwide. In order to discuss ideas, problems, challenges, and solutions for changes in society and organizations to improve crowdfunding platforms, we prepare this book. This book has an important role to play in providing knowledge for researchers, experts, and practitioners of crowdfunding platforms in the global digital economy. It also intends to provide guidelines for economists, managers, entrepreneurs, consultants, policy makers, and technology developers.


This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area. It will be written for professionals who want to improve their understanding of crowdfunding at different levels of the knowledge. 

The overall objectives of this book are: 
• To explore the latest crowdfunding trends; 
• To present the current state of crowdfunding; 
• To explore/examine challenges, opportunities, limitations, and risks of crowdfunding; 
• To help readers understand crowdfunding platforms; 
• To aim to publish the latest research findings; 
• To provide emerging research on the use of crowdfunding platforms; 
• To understand the Law about crowdfunding.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of crowdfunding in various disciplines. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support for scholars, academics, researchers, economists, managers, entrepreneurs, consultants, sociologists, teachers, policy makers, and technology developers interested in crowdfunding platforms.

Recommended Topics

Recommended topics for chapters include, but are not limited to: 
• Crowdfunding mobile 
• Crowdfunding and e-commerce 
• Crowdfunding innovations 
• Risk and security 
• Crowdfunding industry 5.0 
• Crowdfunding business models 
• Crowdfunding platforms 
• Education crowdfunding 
• crowdfunding projects 
• Crowdfunding business intelligence 
• IoT crowdfunding 
• Digital literacy crowdfunding 
• Crowdfunding for digital entrepreneurship 
• Crowdfunding for economic development 
• Crowdfunding for startups 
• Crowdfunding success 
• Crowdfunding sustainability; 
• Future Trends in crowdfunding 
• Crowdfunding and Laws

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 7, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by April 6, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 5, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. 

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Multidisciplinary Approaches to Crowdfunding Platforms. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. 
All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.

Important Dates

March 7, 2019: Proposal Submission Deadline 
April 6, 2019: Notification of Acceptance 
July 5, 2019: Full Chapter Submission 
September 2, 2019: Review Results Returned 
October 14, 2019: Final Acceptance Notification 
October 28, 2019: Final Chapter Submission

Contact Info: 

Carla Negrão, PhD -

João Brito, PhD, Professor -

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