The ERC WORKANDHOME Mobile Survey

Beginning October 2018, the WORKANDHOME team, with the help of outside consultants, embarked upon an ambitious mobile survey. Our objective was to use GPS location tracking to capture participant movement and a real-time survey questionnaire to ask questions about peoples’ activities and feelings throughout the day. Participants were instructed to …

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 …