Siebert, S., and Wilson, F. (2013) All work and no pay: consequences of unpaid work experience in the creative industries. Work, Employment and Society, 27 (4). pp. 711-721. ISSN 0950-0170 (doi:10.1177/0950017012474708)
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This research note evaluates the benefits and pitfalls of unpaid work as an entry route into employment in the creative industries and investigates the consequences of this practice for those who already work in the sector. Based on a qualitative study of perspectives of stakeholders in unpaid work, this article argues that the social capital thesis, often used as a rationale for unpaid work, inadequately explains the practice of unpaid work experience, primarily because it does not take cognisance of the consequences of this practice for other people working in the sector. The study also highlights methodological issues that need to be considered in the future. As well as the importance of a plurality of stakeholder perspectives, the study emphasizes the need to consider the perspectives of those who are excluded from unpaid work and those who are potentially displaced by it.
|Glasgow Author(s):||Siebert, Dr Sabina and Wilson, Prof Fiona|
|Authors:||Siebert, S., and Wilson, F.|
|College/School:||College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management|
|Journal Name:||Work, Employment and Society|
|Published Online:||20 May 2013|