On the economic and social benefits of direct selling

Peterson, Patterson and Critteden, Victoria and Albaum, Gerald,(2019), On the economic and social benefits of direct selling. , Business Horizons, UNSPECIFIED

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The labor market has long included individuals seeking nonemployee, alternative work arrangements. Now, alternative work arrangements such as freelancing, independent contracting, and temporary contracts have entered the lexicon through the following terminology: the gig economy, the sharing economy, the YouEconomy, agile workforce, and contingent workers. There are currently an estimated 18.6 million independent contractors engaged in direct selling. This article reports the first attempt to empirically investigate and document both the economic and social impacts of direct selling in the U.S. Our findings suggest that direct selling has a consequential impact on the U.S. economy and that the direct selling experience fosters a variety of skills that benefit professional activities as well as the personal lives of millions of independent workers
Keywords : Direct selling; Economic impact; Social impact; Gig economy, UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title: Business Horizons
Volume: 62
Number: 3
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Manajemen
Depositing User: Endhar Priyo Utomo
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2019 02:14
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2019 02:14
URI: https://repofeb.undip.ac.id/id/eprint/772

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