WORKANDHOME

Reshaping society and space: home-based self employment and business

WORKANDHOME

Working in the home: alone or together

WORKANDHOME

WORKANDHOME

WORKANDHOME is a 5-year research project funded by the European Research Council with an ERC Starting Grant awarded to Dr Darja Reuschke from the University of Southampton (ERC-StG-2014 639403). The project started in October 2015 with partners in three countries (United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Germany).

WORKANDHOME investigates how home-based self-employment is currently reshaping societies and space. The motivation for the project is that working from home as a self-employed worker or entrepreneur is growing in importance in many countries and is a fundamental indicator of the growing complexities of modern life, where the boundaries between work and home domains are blurring. The research explores how this transformation of work has implications on the meaning of the home, cities, neighbourhoods and residential choices.

The research links economic geography, urban geography, housing studies and geoinformatics. It investigates:

Why home-based self-employment and business have increased and in what areas?

How do home-based businesses grow?

Why collaborative forms of home-working such as Hoffice or Jelly are becoming more attractive, and to whom?

 

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Calling home-based businesses in Olfen
Currently, the ILS Dortmund is recruiting interview participants in Olfen in Münsterland, Germany. We are looking to speak to self-employed workers and...
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We work with the OECD
Home-based businesses have different needs than ‘traditional’ businesses in commercial premises and this is why policy makers need to know about them....
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Interviews with home-based self-employed people in Dortmund-Kreuzviertel
In the course of the interviews, Cornelia has spoken to people from a broad range of different professions, including scene builders, therapists,...
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Seminar on homeworking and coworking, Cass Business School, London
On February 25th, Annabelle Wilkins presented her research on homeworking and coworking at a seminar hosted by the Research Group on Collaborative...
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New paper: City economies and microbusiness growth
Darja Reuschke has a new paper on city economies and microbusiness growth, published in Urban Studies (online before print): http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0042098016680520 This paper assesses...
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Work and Workplace Transformations: Between Communities, Doing, and Entrepreneurship
On 16th December 2016, Annabelle Wilkins participated in the 2016 Symposium of the Research Group on Collaborative Spaces (RGCS) at the emlyon...
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