Recent Submissions

  • Entrepreneurs, IPros and the Talent Eco-System 

    Syrett, Michel (Senate HallDublin, 2015)
    With independent professionals and budding entrepreneurs now forming the fastest growing proportion of the workforce, large corporations are losing out on the best talent. This article, based on research conducted for ...
  • Job Quality and Self-Employment: Is it (Still) Better to Work for Yourself? 

    Meager, Nigel (Senate HallDublin, 2015)
    There has been a long-standing debate about whether self-employment represents 'good work', but little direct evidence on intrinsic job quality in any detail. This essay reports research using data from the UK Skills and ...
  • Female Solo Self-Employment - Features of Gendered Entrepreneurship 

    Bögenhold, Dieter; Klinglmair, Andrea (Senate HallDublin, 2015)
    This paper focuses on the features of female entrepreneurship; mainly the solo self-employed. Based on a brief review of the existing literature we identify some major lines of argumentation, which treat female self-employment ...
  • The Use and Value of Freelancers: The Perspective of Managers in Large Firms and SMEs 

    Burke, Andrew; Cowling, Marc (Senate HallDublin, 2015)
    In this paper we provide an overview of the various means through which executives and entrepreneurs in Great Britain perceive freelancers as adding value to their businesses. To this end the paper reviews a number of ...
  • Tracking UK Freelance Workforce Trends 1992-2014 

    Kitching, Kitching (Senate HallDublin, 2015)
    Using data from the UK Labour Force Survey, the paper describes the major trends in freelance workforce numbers during the past 20 years. Operationalising a definition of freelancing in terms of Labour Force Survey categories, ...
  • Introduction: A Freelancing and Self-Employment Research Agenda 

    Burke, Andrew (Senate HallDublin, 2015)
    This paper provides an overview of the content of the next two issues of this journal. The need for the research has been driven by the transformation of freelancing over the last two decades from a predominantly precariat ...