In this video Matthijs den Besten discusses his recent research presented at the Annual Global Research Workshop on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2018.
His research examines the access to bank credit by consultants and the impact of elements like gender, citizenship and marital status.
He finds that personal characteristics matter when banks decide whether to lend money to consultants. For instance, his research finds that women are required to send stronger signals of trustworthiness than their male peers when accessing finance.
Den Besten, M (2018), 'Bank Lending to Solo Self-Employed Consultants' [Online Video], 26 April 2018, Available from: http://www.crse.co.uk