On-demand work in the so-called ‘gig economy’ is increasingly commonplace, but very little is known about how such workers experience careers.
Kent Business School academics Dr Michael Koch and Dr Sarah Park set out to find out more by interviewing gig economy workers in the United Kingdom and Germany to understand the motives and constraints behind the career choice.
Their findings illustrate a wide variety of experiences of temporary work and short contracts. On one hand, gig work helps many people to achieve work-life balance, develop new skills and fulfil their career goals. On the other hand, gig work can also be financially insecure, stressful and unsatisfying.
Join this KBS interactive event to explore the research findings from the project, based on interviews with fifty gig economy workers. This will be a great opportunity to engage with other experts and practitioners and participate in roundtable discussions.
This event is hosted by:
Dr Michael Koch, Lecturer in HRM and Organisational Behaviour
Dr Sarah Park, Senior Lecturer in Innovation & Enterprise
Date: Tuesday 7 December 2021
Time: 13:00 – 14:30 UK Time (Including Networking Opportunity at the End)
14:00 – 15:30 German Time (Including Networking Opportunity at the End)
This event is funded by the British Academy Leverhulme Small Research Grant in partnership with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.