Morena Rivato - 2nd year PhD presentation

Career trajectories and performance of individuals seeking crowdfunding for their research projects

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Wednesday 17 August 2022,  at 10:00 - 10:45




Department of Management

Supervisors: Michael Zaggl & Lars Frederiksen
Discussants: Carsten Bergenholtz & Irene Pollach

Crowdfunding of science is a new way to obtain funding for scientific work where scientists seek funding by proposing research projects to an online crowd to attract donations. Crowdfunding represents an institutional change to the more traditional stream of funding research with the potential of influencing the type of research conducted and the researchers who undertake it.

In his paper, we empirically investigate how participation in crowdfunding campaigns affects the fund-seekers production of knowledge and their career trajectories.

We collected data from (the world’s largest crowdfunding of science platform) of 1477 fund-seeker from 2012 and 2019 and linked this information to their Scopus and LinkedIn accounts.

We suggest that winning a campaign is a signal of support in pursuing a career in academia for early-stage researchers. Yet, it has a marginal impact on output performance for experienced scholars due to the limited funding amount.

Everyone is welcome!