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The CRSE maintains a complete library of academic and other multidisciplinary research. Here you will find research, reports and publications which explore all areas of self-employment. It provides a comprehensive overview of the latest thinking on freelancing and self-employment, as well as serving as a platform of knowledge to enable more research on the area.

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Freelancers and Solo Self-Employment: Towards the Real World of Independent Work and the Case of Social Media Entrepreneurs - Dieter Bögenhold

Dieter Bögenhold
January, 2018
In this video Dieter Bögenhold discusses his research presented at the Annual Global Research Workshop on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2016.

The roles and characteristics of ‘Gigs’ – Creating beneficial relationships between freelancers and their hiring organisations - Arjen van Witteloostuijn

Arjen van Witteloostuijn
December, 2017
In this video Arjen van Witteloostuijn discusses his research presented at the Annual Global Research Workshop on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2016.

The True Diversity of Self-Employment

CRSE, Institute for Employment Studies
November, 2017
The True Diversity of Self-Employment has been produced by the CRSE in conjunction with the Institute for Employment Studies. The research found that there are nine distinct segments which make up the UK’s solo self-employed population, defined by their economic wellbeing, independence and security.

From social support to capabilities for the work-life balance of independent professionals - Anne Annink

Anne Annink
November, 2017
In this video Anne Annink discusses her research presented at the Annual Global Research Workshop on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2016.

Freelance Working: Mobile Technology and Social Media - Executive Summary

Dr Darja Reuschke and Dr Annabelle Wilkins
November, 2017
This study has revealed the diverse ways in which mobile devices are used by freelancers and the significance of social media for networking, marketing and forming new contacts.

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