Policy Brief on Home-Based Businesses to the OECD published

We worked with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and stakeholders in economic development in business organisations and national and local governments to identify policy interventions that support home-based businesses and derive from these conclusions for policy support. We are pleased that the report is now published in …

ERC WORKANDHOME in the media

Our research into home-based co-working has recently featured in the Guardian newspaper and in a website specialising in resources for home-based entrepreneurs. In an article entitled Would you let strangers work at your kitchen table?, journalist Emma Sheppard investigates the rise of co-working and the emergence of co-working in homes. …

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. The Local Economic and Employment Development Programme (LEED) in the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development at the OECD, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, is therefore …

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, masseuses, IT consultants, artists, office services or founders of digital enterprises. Accordingly, their home-working spaces are very heterogeneous. Some of them work just with a notebook in different …

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 Spaces (RGCS). The presentation took place at Cass Business School, and the audience included practitioners and academics interested in collaborative spaces, organisational studies, management and economic geography. During the …

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 the influence of city location and running a business from home on microbusiness growth, based on empirical analysis of panel firm-level data over a four-year period. The analysis …