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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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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.

Dynamics of the Digital Work Marketplace - Ekaterina Nemkova

Ekaterina Nemkova
October, 2017
In this video Ekaterina Nemkova discusses her research presented at the Annual Global Research Workshop on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2016.

On your own, but not alone – trade union, co-operative and mutual solutions for the self-employed - Philip Ross

Philip Ross
October, 2017
In this video Philip Ross discusses his research presented at the Annual Global Research Workshop on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2016.

Explaining entrepreneurial performance of solo self-employed from a motivational perspective

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

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.

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