Precarity, Migration and Enterprise Workshop, in partnership with ISBE’s Entrepreneurship Studies Network SIG 25-26 June 2018, University of Birmingham

Precarity, Migration and Enterprise Workshop, in partnership with ISBE’s Entrepreneurship Studies Network SIG, 25-26 June 2018, University of Birmingham

25th to 26th June 2018

Organisers: Geraint Harvey (Dept of Management BBS) and Monder Ram (CREME, BBS)

This workshop brings together a series of papers, each of which deals with the relationship between entrepreneurship, migrant labour and precarious work in order to develop a timely and important understanding of their impact on contemporary work. There will be four papers on each day. Four will be on migrant entrepreneurship (with an emphasis on its precarious nature); and four will look at precarity, self-employment and work. There are 30 places available for this workshop.

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Monday 25th June (Room G05 University House)

12:30 Registration

13:00 Lunch

Workshop Day 1

14:00 Keynote: Professor Paul Edwards (University of Birmingham)

14:45 ‘Kinship and Precarity in (Migrant) Entrepreneurship’, Juliette Koning (Oxford Brookes University) and Michiel Verver (INST)

15:30 Break and refreshments

16:00 ‘Non-Compliance and the National Living Wage’, Monder Ram (University of Birmingham), Paul Edwards (University of Birmingham), Guglielmo Meardi (Warwick University) and Sabina Doldor (University of Birmingham)

16:45 ‘False self‐employment: the case of Ukrainian migrants in London’s construction sector’, Natalia Vershinina (University of Birmingham) and Peter Rogers (Leicester University)

19:00 Dinner VENUE TBC

Tuesday 26th June (Room G06 University House)

Workshop Day 2

10:00 Keynote: Professor Ed Heery (Cardiff University)

10:45 ‘Corrosive Opportunity Self-Employment’, Geraint Harvey (University of Birmingham), Carl Rhodes (University of Technology, Sydney) and Sheena Vachhani (University of Bristol)

11:30 Break and refreshments

12:00 ‘Securities of (Be)longing: beginning and ethnographic examination of alterity, sameness and difference within post industrial communities’, Jocelyn Finniear and Paul White (Swansea University)

12:45 ‘Who works in the migrant economy? The diffuse boundaries of formal and informal work’, Maria Villares-Varela, University of Southampton and CREME Associate Fellow, Monder Ram and Trevor Jones, (CREME, University of Birmingham)

13:30 Lunch


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