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dc.contributor.authorFarr-Wharton, Benjamin Stuart Rodney
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Kerry
dc.contributor.authorKeast, Robyn
dc.contributor.authorShymko, Yuliya
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-02T14:52:58Z
dc.date.available2017-12-02T14:52:58Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/MD-05-2014-0269
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12127/5070
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of organisational business acumen and social network structure on the earnings and labour precarity experienced by creative industry workers. Design/methodology/approach: Results from a survey that collected data from a random sample of 289 creative workers are analysed using structural equation modelling. Mediating effects of social network structure are explored. Findings Results support the qualitative findings of Crombie and Hagoort (2010) who claim that organisational business acumen is a significant enabler for creative workers. Further, social network structure has a partial mediating effect in mitigating labour precarity. Research limitations/implications: This exploratory study is novel in its use of a quantitative approach to understand the relationship between labour and social network dynamics of the creative industries. For this reason, developed scales, while robust in exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, warrant further application and maturity. Practical implications: The organisational business acumen of creative workers is found to mitigate labour precarity and increase perceived earnings. Social implications: The results from this study call for policy and management shifts, to focus attention on developing business proficiency of creative workers, in an effort to curb labour precarity in the creative industries, and enhance positive spillovers into other sectors. Originality/value: The paper fills a gap in knowledge regarding the impact of organisational business acumen and social network structure on the pay and working conditions of people working in a sector that is dominated by self-employed and freelance arrangements.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectCreative Industries
dc.subjectEntrepreneurship
dc.subjectSocial Networks
dc.subjectLabour Precarity
dc.titleReducing creative labour precarity: beyond network connections
dc.identifier.journalManagement Decision
dc.source.volume53
dc.source.issue4
dc.source.beginpage857
dc.source.endpage875
dc.source.numberofpages19
vlerick.knowledgedomainEntrepreneurship
vlerick.typearticleJournal article with impact factor
vlerick.vlerickdepartmentEGS
dc.identifier.vperid187454
dc.identifier.vperid187451
dc.identifier.vperid187455
dc.identifier.vperid150201
dc.identifier.vpubid6299


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