False self-employment:The case of Ukrainian migrants in London’s construction sector

Vershinina, Natalia, Rodgers, Peter, Ram, Monder, Theodorakopoulos, Nicholas and Yulia Rodionova (2018). False self-employment:The case of Ukrainian migrants in London’s construction sector. Industrial Relations Journal, 49 (1), pp. 2-18.

Abstract

This article, presenting qualitative accounts of Ukrainian fake business owners, highlights how migrants engage in bogus self-employment in the UK. Their experiences problematise notions of legality and binary depictions of migrant workers as “victims or villains”, demonstrating that migrants see their illegal status as a transient stage before gaining legal status.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/irj.12199
Divisions: Aston Business School > Work & organisational psychology
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Vershinina, N. A., Rodgers, P., Ram, M., Theodorakopoulos, N., and Rodionova, Y. (2018) False self-employment: the case of Ukrainian migrants in London's construction sector. Industrial Relations Journal, 49: 2–18, which has been published in final form at https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/irj.12199.  This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
Uncontrolled Keywords: work informality, illegality, fake self-employment,migrants, vulnerability
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Published Date: 2018-03-09
Authors: Vershinina, Natalia
Rodgers, Peter
Ram, Monder
Theodorakopoulos, Nicholas
, Yulia Rodionova

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