The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), in partnership with CRSE, is currently seeking papers for its new track on Freelancing, Solo Self-Employment and Gig Economy Working as part of ISBE’s annual conference in Birmingham (7-8 November 2018).

This is a new track sponsored by the CRSE, providing further opportunities for our network to extend the reach of their work. It is devoted to the study of the impact of freelancers and solo self-employment on the transformation of careers, entrepreneurship and organisations.

The track will be chaired by Professor Andrew Burke of Trinity College Dublin and the CRSE, and Professor Marc Cowling of Brighton Business School at the University of Brighton.

Aims of the track:

  • To attract contributions that will advance knowledge and understanding of freelancers and the self-employed
  • To uncover the forces that have caused the growth in independent working
  • To shed light on the economic and innovative value the self-employed may have on modern economy
  • To identify gaps in current research on self-employment

Authors who wish to present their research at this year’s conference in Birmingham, UK, (7-8 November), are required to submit for review an abstract detailing their proposed paper. Refer to abstract guidelines on ISBE's website. Please email abstracts to by 31 May 2018.

For further details about the new track, please visit ISBE's website.