Dependent Self-Employment: Workers on the Border between Employment and Self Employment

Hardcover | November 15, 2007

byUlrike Muehlberger

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This book investigates work relationships on the border between employment and self-employment by bringing together economic, sociological and legal research approaches. It answers the following questions: Why do firms deploy dependent self-employed workers? Why do individuals supply this form of work? By which informal and formal mechanism is dependency created? Who are the dependent self-employed workers? How can firms solve the control-flexibility dilemma in these work relationships? Which implications for social and labour market policy do we find?

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This book investigates work relationships on the border between employment and self-employment by bringing together economic, sociological and legal research approaches. It answers the following questions: Why do firms deploy dependent self-employed workers? Why do individuals supply this form of work? By which informal and formal mech...

ULRIKE MUEHLBERGER is a Lecturer in Economics at the Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration, Austria, from where she gained a PhD in Economics. She also holds a PhD in Sociology from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.85 × 5.79 × 0.72 inPublished:November 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230515495

ISBN - 13:9780230515499

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Work on the Border between Employment and Self-employment. * The Institutional Factor: Labour Law and Regulations across Europe.The Supply Side: Identifying Workers on the Border between Employment and Self-employment. * The Organizational Governance of Dependent Forms of Self-employment. * Conclusion