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Gender differences in the contribution patterns of equity-crowdfunding investors
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Centres, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, CESIS. KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.).ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9348-7505
2018 (English)In: Small Business Economics, ISSN 0921-898X, E-ISSN 1573-0913, Vol. 50, no 2, p. 275-287Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This paper is an exploratory attempt to understand gender-related differences in the behavior of investors in firms seeking equity financing. Using data from the Swedish equity crowdfunding platform FundedByMe, we find that female investors are less likely to invest in the equity of firms that are younger and high tech and have a higher percentage of equity offerings. This pattern seems consistent with a greater risk aversion in female versus male investors. Furthermore, female investors are more likely to invest in projects in which the proportion of male investors is higher.

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SPRINGER , 2018. Vol. 50, no 2, p. 275-287
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Equity crowdfunding, Gender, Herding, Observational learning, Risk aversion
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-222407DOI: 10.1007/s11187-016-9825-7ISI: 000423212000003Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85009892677OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-222407DiVA, id: diva2:1186308
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Available from: 2018-02-28 Created: 2018-02-28 Last updated: 2018-02-28Bibliographically approved

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