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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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Understanding Independent Professionals in the EU, 2015

Lorence Nye
June, 2016
This report is an update to the IPSE commissioned research by Economist Stéphane Rapelli conducted in 2012, looking into ‘I-Pros’ - independent professionals - across Europe. This new report outlines independent professionals demography and the countries they are concentrated in, as well as exploring the trends and drivers of their growth within the EU.

Exploring the UK Freelance Workforce in 2015

April, 2016
This report provides a quantitative ‘snapshot’ of the UK freelance workforce and important constituent sub-groups in early 2015. Building on previous publications (Kitching and Smallbone 2008, 2012), this report presents data drawn from official UK government sources to develop a contemporary picture of the UK freelance workforce.

Expert Perspectives on Self-Employment: Forces Driving the Growth of Freelancers in the UK (Part 2)

April, 2016
Filmed at the Annual Global Research Workshop on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2015, this is part two of a video series of exclusive interviews with a panel of experts on freelancing and self-employment.

Expert Perspectives on Self-Employment: The Value of Freelancing (Part 1)

March, 2016
Filmed at the Annual Global Research Workshop on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2015, this is part one of a video series of exclusive interviews with a panel of experts on freelancing and self-employment.

The Handbook of Research on Freelancing and Self-Employment

Various
November, 2015
The Handbook of Research on Freelancing and Self-Employment is a single source book providing researchers, practitioners, managers, policy makers and students with key research on freelancing and self-employment by the leading scholars in the field across business studies, law and economics.

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