Department of Management, Society and Communication
- CBS Sustainability
Sustainable entrepreneurs and small start-ups face a myriad of challenges in terms of pursuing their sustainably-oriented ventures not least the locked-in nature of the current regime which they inhabit and intend to change. These lock-ins consequently also translate into constrained funding opportunities for these "niche innovators", especially in the early "seed funding" stage as they often perceived as a less attractive investment compared to traditional entrepreneurial ventures.
The emergence of crowdfunding could, however, signal a shift in financing opportunities for these small sustainable innovators brought on by a shift in prospective financiers of innovation from professional investors to now ordinary citizens (i.e. crowdfunders). Especially since the early literature on crowdfunding has found that rather than focusing on economic gains and feasibilities, the crowdfunders put much more emphasis on the core values and legitimacy of a project (Lehner & Nicholls 2014). Leading some scholars to suggest that crowdfunders are more likely to invest in sustainable ventures (see Lehner 2013; Calic & Mosakowski 2016; Vassallo 2016) others, however, question this contention instead noting that there is no positive connection between for example environmental orientation and crowdfunding success (Hörisch 2015).
My research strives to examine what, if any, potential role the "crowd" could have in driving, financing and enabling sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation. Seeking to uncover what role the consumer could have in enabling and financing sustainable innovation.
- Consumer behaviour
- Sustainable consumption
- Sustainable innovation
- User innovation
- Consumer Behaviour and Culture
- Comprehending Consumers across Cultures
- Quantitative Methods
- Responsible Management
I can supervise Masters students interested in my area of research. Write me an email or drop by my office and we can discuss your ideas.
- Consumer Behaviour and Social Marketing
Caleb Gallemore; Kristian Roed Nielsen; Kristjan Jespersen / The Uneven Geography of Crowdfunding Success: Spatial Capital on Indiegogo. In: Environment and Planning A, 13.4.2019
Kristian Roed Nielsen / Crowdfunding Through a Partial Organization Lens : The Co-dependent Organization. In: European Management Journal, Vol. 36, No. 6, 12.2018, p. 695-707
Paper presented at Global Good Congress, 2019
In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 141, 4.2019, p. 66-73
In: Environment and Planning A, Vol. 51, No. 6, 9.2019, p. 1389-1406
In: European Management Journal, Vol. 36, No. 6, 12.2018, p. 695-707
Paper presented at The 47th EMAC Annual Conference 2018, 2018
Paper presented at The 13th Nordic Conference on Behavioural and Experimental Economics, 2018
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2018, 45 p.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [Phd] 2017, 247 p. (PhD series, No. 35.2017)
Paper presented at 4th Crowdinvesting Symposium, 2016
Paper presented at The International Conference on Business, Policy and Sustainability, 2016
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2016, 152 p.
Brussels : EU-InnovatE 2016, 33 p. (EU-InnovatE. Sustainable Lifestyles 2.0 Project Deliverables, No. D5.5)
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2016, 45 p.
In: Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 133, 10.2016, p. 65-77
Paper presented at The 23rd Nordic Academy of Management Conference. 2015, 2015
Abstract from 13th International Open and User Innovation Conference 2015, 2015
Paper presented at ABIS Annual Colloquium 2015, 2015
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2014, 78 p.
In: Kurage, No. 28, 2018, p. 32-34
Debat: Klimaopråbets medunderskrivere
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