Kickstarter study reveals the crowd often prefers to play it safe - Cathy Yang, HEC Paris ©vectortone-Adobestock

The online crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has the reputation of helping innovative start-ups get funding. Cathy Yang and her co-authors find, however, that innovative ideas — products that were both novel and useful — actually receive significantly less funding from this platform than other projects. What are the implications for entrepreneurs?

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CVC is a massive emerging phenomenon in France and worldwide. Although it is less in the spotlight than Venture Capital conceived by independent private funds, it has grown significantly in the past ten years  and prospects of growth (...)

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Research has shown that deregulation of banking markets across the globe increases competition between banks, with many associated advantages. In Johan Hombert and Adrien Matray’s recent study into the effects of deregulation on (...)

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Loneliness and materialism are linked. In a recent study, Elodie Gentina, L.J. Shrum and Tina Lowrey investigate the materialistic coping strategies that can alleviate loneliness and its associated unethical behaviors. They find that (...)

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The cities of today face unprecedented challenges. Rural exodus and urbanization, coupled with environmental issues such as climate change, are highlighting air quality, congestion, failing infrastructure, general wellbeing, loss of social (...)

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