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Global Research Workshops on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2016 Presentations

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. Over two days, leading international scholars presented new research on freelancing and self-employment.

The presentations covered four key topic areas:

  • Motivations of being self-employed
  • Welfare support and the role of policy   
  • Performance, impact and contribution to the economy  
  • Employment status and definitions 
  • Technology, gig economy and media
  • Practical implications for the wellbeing of the solo self-employed