False Self‐Employment: The Case of Ukrainian Migrants in London's Construction Sector

17 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2018

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Natalia Vershinina

University of Birmingham

Peter Rodgers

University of Sheffield

Monder Ram

De Montfort University - School of Business; University of Birmingham - Birmingham Business School

Nick Theodorakopoulos

Aston University

Yulia Rodionova

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)

Date Written: January 2018

Abstract

This article, presenting qualitative accounts of Ukrainian business owners, highlights how migrants engage in false 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.

Suggested Citation

Vershinina, Natalia and Rodgers, Peter and Ram, Monder and Theodorakopoulos, Nick and Rodionova, Yulia, False Self‐Employment: The Case of Ukrainian Migrants in London's Construction Sector (January 2018). Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 49, Issue 1, pp. 2-18, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3137292 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/irj.12199

Natalia Vershinina (Contact Author)

University of Birmingham ( email )

Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Peter Rodgers

University of Sheffield ( email )

17 Mappin Street
Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DT
United Kingdom

Monder Ram

De Montfort University - School of Business ( email )

Department of Corporate Strategy
Leicester LE1 9BH
United Kingdom
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University of Birmingham - Birmingham Business School ( email )

Edgbaston Park Road
Birmingham, B15 2TY
United Kingdom

Nick Theodorakopoulos

Aston University

Aston Triangle
Birmingham, B4 7ET
United Kingdom

Yulia Rodionova

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) ( email )

Vernadskogo Prospect 82
Moscow, 119571
Russia

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