AF 2023 : Call for Book Chapters: Alternative Finance - A Framework for Innovative and Sustainable Business Models
Call For Papers
Language - English.
Chapter proposal submission- Please submit your chapter proposal on or before November 30, 2023.
This will be a brief description (200-300 words maximum) as to how the proposed book chapter fits the scope and vision of this book.
Submissions should be emailed to:
Dr. Hasnan Baber at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Prof. Habil. Mina Fanea-Ivanovici at email@example.com
Submission or Publication Fees - None. There will be no submission, publication, or translation fees.
Number of Words- 3000 – 6000 words (Shorter contributions will be accepted for case studies)
Proposal Submission Deadline November 30, 2023.
Feedback on Proposals December 31, 2023
Full Chapters Submission March 01, 2024
Peer Review Results Returned to Authors April 01, 2024
Revised Chapter Submission June 01, 2024
Submission to publisher June 30, 2024
Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for chapters in their area of expertise.
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About the Book
The alternative financing space has grown exponentially in the last few decades, namely as a consequence of the financial crisis, technological advancement, niche customer segments, and more recently the pandemic. Now, with the inclusion of Fintech, online lenders, crowdfunding, accelerators, venture capitalists, or angel investors, this funding channel is no longer seen as a substitute for formal financing, but rather a core one.
This book is a comprehensive guide to alternative financing methods, offering insights into emerging trends, the role of FinTech, and the intersection of finance with sustainability and entrepreneurship. It fills a knowledge gap by exploring innovative financing channels such as crowdfunding and venture capital as well as other non-traditional ways of raising funds, which have become crucial for startups and businesses. It discusses the impact of financial technology (FinTech) on these methods and their function in supporting entrepreneurship and sustainable business, while also examining the implications of these technological advancements in the wider financial sector. It addresses challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs and explores how alternative financing options can support growth and innovation, particularly in the context of environmentally and socially focused ventures, including how to integrate economic, social, and environmental considerations. The emphasis on sustainability and green finance aligns with the growing global concern for responsible business practices and the Sustainable Development Goals.
While the primary audience for the book is scholars, researchers and students, the inclusion of case studies, and the exploration of various financing options, extends practical cues for policymakers and practitioners, and contributes to the understanding of how finance, entrepreneurship, and sustainability intersect in real-world business scenarios.
Alternative financing method of entrepreneurship
2. Alternative financing method of sustainable business models
2.1 Sustainable business model archetypes
2.2 Environment-centred archetypes include:
Lower content for products and packaging
LEAN manufacturing principles
Increased functionality of products
Moving from non-renewable to renewable energy sources
Local energy solutions
2.3 Socially responsible archetype examples are:
Product durability and longevity, e.g., durable outdoor clothing designed to last, such as Patagonia
Marketplaces for second-hand goods, e.g., eBay, clothing swaps
Responsible for product distribution/ promotion
3. Alternative financing method for civic engagements and initiatives
4. Alternative Funding Options:
Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors
Fintech (Online Lenders)
5. Crowdfunding as an alternate method of financing start-ups and sustainable
ventures and business models
Equity Crowdfunding (Crowd-investing)
Debt Crowdfunding (Peer-To-Peer Lending or Crowdlending)
6. Case studies
Case studies on any of the above themes are invited and encouraged to be submitted. Case studies can be either proposed for the relevant theme or a dedicated chapter will be created if cases are received in good numbers.
For more information, please, don’t hesitate to contact:
Dr. Hasnan Baber at
Prof. Habil. Mina Fanea-Ivanovici at