SHARE - Seizing the Hybrid Areas of work by Re-presenting self-Employment
The ERC project SHARE is a transdisciplinary and multi-method study of the hybrid areas of work carried out by a research team composed of the Principal Investigator and five postdoctoral researchers. The project takes the case of solo self-employed workers, which is an emblematic category within the hybrid areas of work because it challenges the classical employment/self-employment opposition.
The main aim is to explore:
- How solo self-employment is regulated, measured and represented at the European level.
- How the growing of solo self-employment is producing consequences at the level of social protection, as well as at the level of collective representation.
- How these work arrangements are challenging the theoretical framework used so far to interpret work and employment.
The study involves two main phases of data collection. The first phase combines a multi-sited and cross-national ethnography, to be conducted within unions and solo self-employed associations in six European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, the Netherlands and United Kingdom), with a socio-legal perspective and quantitative research methods. In the second phase of the research, the focus will shift from cross-national comparison to the broader European context.
The project leading to this application has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement N. 715950).
Principal Investigator: Annalisa MURGIA