i-share – The Future of Work

In a changing world of work, freelancing has become increasingly attractive. While freelancing work can lead to greater job satisfaction and a better work-life balance, this form of work can also lead to social isolation of freelancers and make it considerably more difficult for them to build up and use a network.

Aim of project:
The project sheds light on the work of freelancers in Germany on the basis of a qualitative study. A special focus is on working conditions in and potentials of coworking spaces for freelancing work, especially regarding the creation of opportunities for networking and collaboration.

Principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Indre Maurer, Dr. Clarissa E. Weber
Project team: Dr. Jennifer Klutt

Cooperation partners:

  • Institute for SME Research (ifm), University Mannheim
  • Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
  • Chair of ABWL, Public & Nonprofit Management, University Mannheim
  • Chair of Information Systems and Management, University Augsburg

Exemplary publication from the research field:

Further information:.
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Logo BMBFThe research project "i-share: The Future of Work" receives funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) from November 01, 2018 to December 31, 2019.