This document is a collection of the presentations provided at the Global Research Workshops on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2018, held 26-27 April 2018 at Grange City Hotel, London, UK. Over two days, leading international scholars presented new research on freelancing and self-employment.
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.
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.
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.
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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