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About the CRSE

The CRSE is the leading international think tank working to improve the understanding of the self-employment sector and its impact on the economy. We deliver leading edge, robust and multidisciplinary research in collaboration with academics from around the world who are at the forefront of self-employment studies.

Key to the CRSE’s work is promoting the knowledge acquired through our research and providing comprehensive analysis into the sector to inform public policy and add value to practitioners. This is achieved through strong collaboration with a network of academics and experts in the field, alongside a dedicated steering committee who exist to set the agenda for future research.

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Latest News

Leading academic advises Taylor Review against ‘one-size-fits-all’ self-employment policies

15 Mar, 2017

Broad one-policy-fits-all approaches for self-employment are very dangerous and run the risk of damaging the UK economy, Professor Andrew Burke, Chair of the Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE), told the Taylor Review into modern employm

Landmark research demystifies what it means to be self-employed

14 Mar, 2017

New research is to be conducted on what it means to be self-employed in a significant academic-led project undertaken by the Centre for Research on Self Employment (CRSE) in conjunction with the Institute for Employment Studies (IES).

CRSE expert releases new book about entrepreneurship in emerging economies

05 Mar, 2017

Jerzy Cieslik from Kozminski University, Poland, has published a new book – ‘Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies: Enhancing its Contribution to Socio-Economic Development. Unlike other publications on entrepreneurship, the book directly addresses the issue of self-employment, recommending segmentation of the microenterprise sector into distinct categories.