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dc.contributor.authorBurke, A
dc.contributor.authorCowling, M
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-06T15:37:40Z
dc.date.available2019-08-06T15:37:40Z
dc.date.issued11/2015
dc.identifier.citationBurke, A. and Cowling, M., (2015). 'The Use and Value of Freelancers: The Perspective of Managers'. International Review of Entrepreneurship, 13(1), pp. 1-14.
dc.identifier.isbn9780954667399
dc.identifier.issn20092822
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624065
dc.description.abstractIn 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 research on users of freelancers in large and small firms across industries in Great Britain. The evidence comprises a mix of case study and survey data. The results illustrate that managers perceive freelancers as a relatively high value added segment of the labour force which is particularly useful in dynamic and innovative business environments. In essence, freelancers are less of a cheap shadow precariat workforce and more a skilled specialised workforce that enable businesses to reduce: barriers to entry, risk and financial requirements while enhancing: business agility, flexibility and efficiency. Freelancers are viewed as important inputs that enable an innovation driven and entrepreneurial economy to perform.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSenate Hall Academic Publishing
dc.relation.urlhttp://crse.co.uk/sites/default/files/The%20Handbook%20of%20Research%20on%20Freelancing%20and%20Self-Employment_0.pdf#page=16
dc.relation.urlhttp://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/16444/
dc.titleThe use and value of freelancers: The perspective of managers.
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Brighton
dc.identifier.journalInternational Review of Entrepreneurship


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