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Global Research Workshop on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2018 Presentations

May, 2018
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 Economic Role of Freelance Workers in the Construction Industry

Professor Andrew Burke and Dr Samuel Vigne
February, 2018
The Economic Role of Freelance Workers in the Construction Industry has been produced by the CRSE and Hudson Contract. By analysing firms in the construction industry in 2010, 2013 and 2017, the report found that freelancers’ work and flexibility add value to businesses that could not be gained from employee labour.

Freelancers and Solo Self-Employment: Towards the Real World of Independent Work and the Case of Social Media Entrepreneurs - Dieter Bögenhold

Dieter Bögenhold
January, 2018
In this video Dieter Bögenhold discusses his research presented at the Annual Global Research Workshop on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2016.

The True Diversity of Self-Employment

CRSE, Institute for Employment Studies
November, 2017
The True Diversity of Self-Employment has been produced by the CRSE in conjunction with the Institute for Employment Studies. The research found that there are nine distinct segments which make up the UK’s solo self-employed population, defined by their economic wellbeing, independence and security.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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