Assessing a moderating effect and the global fit of a PLS model on online trading

This paper proposes a PLS Model for the study of Online Trading. Traditional investing has experienced a revolution due to the rise of e-trading services that enable investors to use Internet conduct secure trading. On the hand, model results show that there is a positive, direct and statistically significant relationship between personal outcome expectations, perceived relative advantage, shared vision and economy-based trust with the quality of knowledge. On the other hand, trading frequency and portfolio performance has also this relationship. After including the investor’s income and financial wealth (IFW) as moderating effect, the PLS model was enhanced, and we found … Czytaj więcej »

Latest trends and directions of development of crowdfunding

The article discusses the latest trends and directions of development of crowdfunding on selected examples of English-language websites.The scope of work includes topics such as aggregates of crowdfunding sites, local investing, franchise, pre-sales platforms, open source sites and leveraging the competitive advantages of e-commerce platforms which offer product crowdfunding.

This article aims to discuss the latest trends and directions of crowdfunding, assess their usefulness and the chances of popularising the ideas presented.

The article provides an overview of the literature on the subject and an analysis of the selected sites, comparison sites and crowdfunding search engines.

Joanna Pieniążek, MSc., Institute Czytaj więcej »