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The rise and rise of the gig economy

By: James Duggan, Ultan Sherman, Ronan Carbery and Anthony McDonnell | Posted on: 01 Jun 2018

The rise and rise of the gig economy

Currently, an estimated 162 million people in Europe and the United States, or 20 to 30 percent of the working-age population, engage in some form of independent work and this figure is only expected to rise. Researchers in the HR Research Centre explore the issues on RTÉ Brainstorm.

James Duggan is a PhD candidate in Management at the Cork University Business School at UCC. Dr Ultan Sherman lectures in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at the Cork University Business School at UCC, Dr Ronan Carbery lectures in Human Resource Management and Human Resource Development in the School of Management and Marketing at the Cork University Business School at UCC. Professor Anthony McDonnell is Professor of HRM and Head of the Department of Management & Marketing at the Cork University Business School, UCC and is a former Irish Research Council awardee.  

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