Whereas the work-life interface has been well-researched for employed people, research about independent workers, including any sort of entrepreneurs, small-business owners, the self-employed and freelancers, is in its infancy. This omission is particularly salient in times when traditional employment relations are no longer the default. Current research shows contradictory results in terms of positive or negative work-life experiences for independent workers. This heterogenous group shares one communality: independence. But what does this independence mean and entail for each member of this group? How does this independence affect their management of the so-called work-life interface and vice-versa? This special issue aims to expand our understanding of the work-life interface of independent workers as a continually evolving multi-actor, multi-perspective, multi-level interface.
For this special issue, we welcome papers that discuss one or more of the following:
We welcome both empirical and theoretical papers without being bounded by any particular definition of independent workers, as long as the definition is made explicit in the manuscript. We also welcome papers from diverse and multiple academic disciplines, as long as papers are well-anchored in the work-life field. Diverse methodological approaches, in particular, mixed methods, are welcome. In line with Community, Work and Family journal we look for regular papers, policy notes, research notes and voices articles (see below).
Special Issue Editors
Dr. Jean-Charles E. Languilaire, Affiliate Researcher, Centre for Family Enterprise and Ownership, Jönköping University, Sweden & Work-life Co-active Coach, JCL Humanistic Consulting, Sweden. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Konjit Hailu Gudeta, School of Commerce, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & Post Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands. email@example.com
Dr. Katherina Kuschel, Dirección de Investigación. Vicerrectoría de Investigación y Postgrado, Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana, Chile. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Nicholas J. Beutell, LaPenta School of Business, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY 10801, USA. email@example.com
When preparing your submission, please check the website for guidelines on style and paper: https://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=ccwf20&page=instructions
Types of submission accepted in this special issue
Submission deadline full paper: 15 October 2019First revisions due: 15 January 2020Final revisions due: 30 March 2020Expected publication date: mid-2020
You may contact any editors to get more information about the call.More specific inquiries should be sent by email to the Jean-Charles E. Languilaire, firstname.lastname@example.org
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