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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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Exploring the UK Freelance Workforce in 2016

March, 2017
Produced by IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed), this report looks at the trends in independent working over the last eight year to present a contemporary picture of the UK’s freelance workforce. It also features a profile on freelancers living in Greater London – the fastest growing region for those working independently in Great Britain.

Self-Employment as a Career Choice

Marcus Dejardin
February, 2017
In this video Marcus Dejardin from University of Namur and Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, discusses his research presented at the Annual Global Research Workshop on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2016.

Determinants of expansion plans of solo self-employed at the time of start-up

February, 2017
In this video Jerzy Cieslik from Kozminski University, Poland, discusses his research presented at the Annual Global Research Workshop on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2016.

Global Research Workshops on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2016 Presentations

December, 2016
This document is a collection of the presentations provided at the Global Research Workshops on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2016, held 24-25 November 2016 at Brighton Business School, UK.

Freelancer Wellbeing: A Case for More Research

July, 2016
Filmed at IPSE’s 2016 Policy Conference, this video with Michel Syrett focuses on freelancers’ wellbeing.

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