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Turning 'quasi employees' into business managers

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posted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Beth Tennent, Jessie Kennedy, Paul Hyland
Changes in the employment relationship in industrialized countries have resulted in many workers falling into a position of ‘quasi self-employment’. In this situation, these workers must manage the business of selling their skills and time. This study, conducted in Queensland in 2004, reports some findings from a survey of workers in the building industry where many are engaged in short-term contract work that leaves their employment status ambiguous. With recent government intervention, they are being required to adopt more professional management. This paper explores their business attitudes and practices, particularly in relation to accounting and financial management systems, and the differences between those who regard themselves as employed and self-employed.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Start Page

1

End Page

18

Number of Pages

18

Start Date

2005-01-01

ISBN-10

0975697617

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

Publisher

Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand

Place of Publication

Melbourne, Vic.

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • No

External Author Affiliations

Conference; Faculty of Business and Informatics; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Name of Conference

Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand. Conference

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