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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

CRSE at the Annual ISBE Conference 2019: Freelancing, Solo Self-Employment and Gig Economy Working

22 Nov, 2019

Professor Marc Cowling, Head of Research & Innovation at University of Derby College of Business, Law and Social Sciences and member of CRSE’s Steering Committee chaired a track on Fr

EURAM 2020 Conference: Call for Papers - Solo Self-Employment and Freelancing in the Modern Economy

22 Nov, 2019

The European Academy of Management (EURAM) 2020 conference The Business of Now: the future starts here is currently seeking papers for a special track focused on solo se

Policy Dilemmas Regarding the Distinctiveness of the Solo Self-Employed - Jerzy Cieślik

11 Nov, 2019

New to the research library is a video of Jerzy Cieślik discussing his recent research presented at the Annual Global Research Workshop on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2018.