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 two distinct categories: (solo) self-employed and micro employers. In the proposed holistic framework of the National Entrepreneurship System, the self-employed have been identified as a distinct target of entrepreneurship, labour market and social policies.

You can buy the book here.

At the annual Global Research Workshop on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2016, Jerzy presented his research about the determinants of expansion plans of solo self-employed at the time of start-up. Examining factors such as new self-employed workers’ job creation ambitions, motives for becoming self-employed and employment status before becoming self-employed, among other background characteristics, Jerzy presented an overview of those who are more or less likely to move from classic self-employment to employer status.   

Watch the video of Jerzy discussing his research below or in the research library