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My PhD research investigated the allocation of time to self-employment and how self-employment experience is associated with facets of well-being over time. Using work histories information from Waves 1 to 9 of the UK Household Longitudinal Study survey (UKHLS), I calculate the proportion of individuals' employment time that was allocated to self-employment, compared to the proportion allocated to wage-employment. This method allows the measuring of self-employment in an alternative way as a continuous employment experience. Using this method, I also investigate how individuals who live or migrate to urban and rural areas allocate time to self-employment, as well as differences between women and men in different age groups. The findings show that self-employment experience affects facets of well-being in a non-monotonic fashion. Moreover, the analysis indicates that these effects not only differ across levels of experience, but also that the effect of self-employment experience differs across the various facets of well-being and between women and men.
I am an associate lecturer of Business Management and Entrepreneurship. I completed my PhD research under a full scholarship from KBS. My interest is in entrepreneurship, innovation, well-being, and the dynamics between men and women.
Litsardopoulos, N., Saridakis, G., & Hand, C. (2021). Does the accumulation of self-employment experience impact life satisfaction?. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 16, e00259.
Litsardopoulos, N., Saridakis, G., & Hand, C. (2020). The Effects of Rural and Urban Areas on Time Allocated to Self-Employment: Differences between Men and Women. Sustainability, 12(17), 7049.
Litsardopoulos, N., & Saridakis, G. (2021). The harmony and conflict arising from couples' employment status. Applied Economics Letters, 1-4.
N. Litsardopoulos, G. Saridakis, Y. Georgellis, and C. Hand (2021), Self-employment experience effects on well-being: A longitudinal study, in: ISBE 2021, Cardiff, Wales.
N. Litsardopoulos, G. Saridakis, C. Hand, and Y. Georgellis (2020), Is the relationship between time in self-employment and job satisfaction linear? A longitudinal analysis of the job satisfaction of men and women, in: Understanding Society Scientific Conference 2019, Colchester, Essex.
N. Litsardopoulos, G. Saridakis, C. Hand, and Y. Georgellis (2019), Is the relationship between time in self-employment and job satisfaction linear? Differences between men and women, in: European University Network on Entrepreneurship, ESU 2019 Conference, Napoli, Italy.