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Announcing release of Journal of Management & Organization special issue on working as a self-employed professional

29 Sep, 2016

The Journal of Management & Organization will launch its special issue, with contributions from the CRSE network, on “Working as a self-employed professional, freelancer, contractor, consultant … issues, questions …and solutions?” at the ANZAM 2016 conference in December. 

Call for papers: Global Workshop on Freelancing & Self-Employment Research

23 Jul, 2016

The Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE), in association with IPSE, is currently seeking papers for the fourth annual Global Workshop on Freelancing and Self-Employment Research, taking place 24-25 November 2016 at Brighton Business School, UK.  

The wellbeing of a freelancer

15 Jul, 2016

Michel Syrett, an established journalist, researcher, Director of The Cairn of Mental Health and CRSE member, lives with bipolar. He has been one of the few to study the differences between how the self-employed and employees feel about work. Michel argues that to understand the wellbeing of a freelancer, you have to look into four main areas: Financial Security, Mental Health, Social Support and General Wellbeing.

Independent professionals driving Europe’s employment revolution

09 Jun, 2016

The number of independent professionals, commonly referred to as freelancers, in the EU-28 rose by a quarter (24%) from 7.7 million to 9.6 million between 2008 and 2015.

This is according to new research published by IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed.

Networking Event: Entrepreneurship, Solo Self-Employment and Flexible Work, 2 June, Paris

12 May, 2016

As part of the EURAM annual conference in Paris, the CRSE will be hosting a special networking event for researchers in the areas of entrepreneurship, solo self-employment and micro-business, as well as HR related to flexible work, on Thursday 2 June 2016. 

New Report Exploring the UK Freelance Workforce in 2015

03 May, 2016

There were 1.91 million freelancers in 2015, a rise of 36 per cent since 2008, according to new research conducted by Kingston University and commissioned by IPSE - now available in the Research Library. 

Call for Papers: Building Sustainable Entrepreneurial Ecosystems - SEAANZ Conference 2016

07 Apr, 2016

The 29th Annual SEAANZ (Small Enterprise Association Australia and New Zealand) Conference is currently seeking papers for its workshop, 10-12 August 2016, Melbourne Australia.

Call for Papers: Entrepreneurship, Culture, Financial and Economic Development – Fifth International Workshop, University of Lyon, France 2016

30 Mar, 2016

The Fifth International Workshop Entrepreneurship, Culture, Financial and Economic Development is currently seeking papers for its workshop 23-24 June 2016, at the University Lumière Lyon 2, France.

‘Expert Perspectives on Self-Employment’ Video Series: Andrew Burke on the value of freelancing

15 Mar, 2016

Today the CRSE launches a video series titled: ‘Expert Perspectives on Self-Employment’.