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Introduction: A Freelancing and Self-Employment Research Agenda

November, 2015
This introduction chapter to The Handbook of Research on Freelancing and Self-Employment provides an overview of the content of the book and outlines a research agenda on freelancing.

Independent Professionals: Legal Issues and Challenges

November, 2015
Although independent professionals have until recently been generally neglected by the academic community, including by specialists in both management and entrepreneurism, IPros cannot avoid being subject to key areas of regulation, such as fiscal policy, especially personal taxation, the law relating to business associations, employment law and social protections. This is chapter 9 of the Handbook of Research on Freelancing and Self-Employment.

Organising Freelancers: A Hard Case or a New Opportunity?

Michael Wynn
November, 2015
Freelance workers present a special challenge in terms of collective labour organisation. As an individualistic and highly dispersed workforce, they are both difficult to recruit and represent. This paper explores the operational and legal difficulties that freelancers pose for trade unions in terms of collective representation. This is chapter 10 of the Handbook of Research on Freelancing and Self-Employment.

What’s in a Name? The Value of ‘Entrepreneurs’ Compared to ‘Self-Employed’... But What about ‘Freelancing’ or ‘IPro’?

November, 2015
This paper is concerned with those individuals who do not fit easily or comfortably into traditional notions of employment. It explores some of the important implications and consequences that this blurring of boundaries has for social as well as government interest and their support of the individual operating as a nano-business. This is chapter 11 of the Handbook of Research on Freelancing and Self-Employment

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