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„Crowdfunding” jako oddolne narzędzie realizacji zrównoważonego rozwoju
Crowdfunding as a bottom-up tool for sustainable development

Author(s): Agnieszka Sobol
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego
Keywords: sustainable development; civil socjety; crowdfunding; bottom-up initiatives

Summary/Abstract: The paper presents crowdfunding as a modern tool for supporting sustainable development. Crowdfunding can be perceived as a significantly democratic and market-oriented tool. Without different barriers, especially space limits, helps people support other people's initiatives. This wonder as crowdfunding is sometimes called, carried away in short time millions of people around the world and enabled to realize many of socially desirable projects. The popularity of crowdfunding on one hand can be attributed to technological progress, on the other hand to economic crisis that limited funding from the conventional sources. Social funding is a form of bottom-up initiatives and a way of civil society activity in modern times. It's a sign of changes that appear in technological space as well as in socio-cultural one

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 37/2
  • Page Range: 137-146
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish