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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.

New report finds UK economy benefits from £119 billion freelance contribution

27 Feb, 2017

Freelancers’ contribution to the UK economy soared to £119 billion in 2016, an increase from £109 billion in 2015, according to new research published by IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed.

Self-Employment as a Career Choice

15 Feb, 2017

New to the research library is a video featuring Marcus Dejardin from University of Namur and Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

Think Tank event draws map though murky policy waters

07 Feb, 2017

Better known for its iconic pier and pebbled shore, Brighton played host to a cohort of international experts on self-employment late last year where they defined the future of self-employment at the annual Global Workshop on Freelancing & Self-Employment Research.

JMO special issue on self-employment launched with free access throughout February

03 Feb, 2017

The Journal of Management & Organization (JMO) has released its new special issue, ‘Self-employed professionals, freelancers and contractors,’ and is offering free access to the articles until the end of February.

International Conference on Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: Call for Papers

16 Jan, 2017

The firth International Conference on Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, which will take place on May 25 - 26, 2017 at the University of Economics in Prague, is currently seeking papers.

Global think tank event defines future of self-employment research

13 Dec, 2016

Over two days in November 2016, top global scholars and industry experts met at Brighton Business School to define the future of self-employment research as part of the annual Global Workshop on Freelancing & Self-Employment Research.