Recent developments in technology and regulation have led to new forms of entrepreneurial finance. New players and new ways to finance entrepreneurial firms have emerged or will emerge (Block et al., 2018). Some financial instruments like crowdfunding in its various forms have found their way into the entrepreneur’s toolbox and are on their way of getting mature, whilst others like initial coin offerings (ICOs) are only now becoming available but have a huge potential to shape the entrepreneurial finance landscape in the future. This special issue intends to increase our understanding of these new forms of entrepreneurial finance, with a particular focus on crowdfunding, blockchain technology and initial coin offerings (ICOs).
Submissions to the special issue should be sent electronically with the subject line “SBE Crowdfunding and blockchain Special Issue” to firstname.lastname@example.org before October 31, 2018. All submissions will be subject to the standard review process followed by Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal. All manuscripts must be original, unpublished works that are not concurrently under review for publication elsewhere. All submissions should conform to the SBEJ manuscript submission guidelines.