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 self-employment with a paper submission deadline 14 January 2020. The conference will take place in Dublin, Ireland on 10-12 June 2020.

The share of solo self-employed (those working on their own account without employing other people) is very high in developing countries and rapidly increasing in developed economies. Yet, this segment of the labour force receives relatively little attention in scientific literature.

The conference track on this special topic invites papers related to any aspect of solo self-employment and freelancing, including (but not limited to) papers that deal with:

  • the benefits and challenges of solo self-employment in the ‘gig’ economy
  • ‘hybrid’ self-employment (self-employment in addition to a wage job)
  • social aspects as antecedents of self-employment
  • transitioning from solo self-employment to self-employment with employees
  • solo self-employment in the context of gender or age
  • solo self-employment and migration
  • challenges and problems of definitions and statistical classifications of solo self-employment and freelancers
  • solo self-employment, freelancing and the organization of labour
  • solo self-employment, freelancing and their embeddedness in an individual’s “personal situation”

The track will be chaired by Dieter Bögenhold, from the Klagenfurt University and member of CRSE's Steering Committee, André van Stel from Kozminski University and Martha O’Hagan-Luff from Trinity College Dublin.

The EURAM conference will be chaired by Andrew Burke, Dean of Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin and Chair of the CRSE.

Deadline for paper submission

The deadline for paper submission is 14 January 2020 (2pm Belgian time), via the EURAM website. Please find more information about the submission guidelines here.

For more information on the conference visit the EURAM website.