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Self-Employment as Precarious Work

A European Perspective

Wieteke Conen and Joop Schippers

Since the 1970s the long term decline in self-employment has slowed – and even reversed in some countries – and the prospect of ‘being your own boss’ is increasingly topical in the discourse of both the general public and within academia. Traditionally, self-employment has been associated with independent entrepreneurship, but increasingly it has become a form of precarious work. This book utilises evidence-based information to address both the current and future challenges of this trend as the nature of self-employment changes, as well as to demonstrate where, when and why self-employment has emerged as precarious work in Europe.
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Contributors

Dominique Anxo is a Professor of Labour Economics at Linnaeus University, Sweden.

Hanneke Bennaars is an Assistant Professor at the Social Law department of Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Stefan Berwing is a Researcher at the Institute for SME research, University of Mannheim, Germany.

Dieter Bögenhold is a Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Klagenfurt, Austria.

Paolo Borghi is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Milan, Italy.

Wieteke Conen is an Assistant Professor in the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Maarten Debets is a PhD candidate at the research group Professional Performance and Compassionate Care, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Thomas Ericson is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at Linnaeus University, Sweden.

Uwe Fachinger is a Professor of Economics and Demographic Change at the Institute of Gerontology, University of Vechta, Germany.

Andrew Isaak is Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the SolBridge International School of Business, South Korea and affiliated with the Institute for SME Research, University of Mannheim, Germany.

Giedo Jansen is Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Administration at the University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Florian Kandutsch is a Researcher at the Department of Economics, University of Klagenfurt, Austria.

Andrea Klinglmair is a Project Manager at Diakonie de La Tour and Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Klagenfurt, Austria.

René Leicht is Head of the Research Area “Self-Employment” at the Institute for SME research, University of Mannheim, Germany.

Nigel Meager is a Principal Associate Fellow of the Institute for Employment Studies, United Kingdom.

Annalisa Murgia is Associate Professor at the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Milan, Italy.

Zulaicha Parastuty is a Researcher at Department of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, University of Klagenfurt, Austria.

Joop Schippers is a Professor of Labour Economics at Universiteit Utrecht, Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance and Affiliated Researcher, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, the Netherlands.

Karin Schulze Buschoff is Head of the Research Unit ‘Labour market policy’ at the Institute of Economic and Social Research (WSI) and affiliated to the Free University Berlin, Germany.

Roderick Sluiter is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Management Research at Radboud University, the Netherlands.