volume 24, issue 4, P475-494 2020
DOI: 10.1108/mbe-02-2020-0031
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Ciro Troise, Diego Matricano, Elena Candelo, Mario Sorrentino

Abstract: Purpose This paper aims to investigate whether and to what extent equity crowdfunding (ECF) is able to build enduring businesses. This research explores the post-campaign growth of equity-crowdfunded companies and analyses the impact of intellectual capital (IC) on their growth. To achieve the above aim, we provide a theoretical framework that includes the three well-known dimensions of IC – i.e. human, structural and relational capital – as independent variables and company growth, meant as sales and employm…

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