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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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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.

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.