Venture Work

Employees in Thinly Capitalized Firms

  • Alexander Styhre

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Part I

  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Alexander Styhre
      Pages 105-144
    3. Alexander Styhre
      Pages 145-191
    4. Alexander Styhre
      Pages 193-233
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 235-251

About this book


‘What motivates contemporary workers who can no longer rely on a stable employment in corporations? Alexander Styhre offers unique insights into this question in his book.  Having taken a close look at venture work, contract work and freelancing, Styhre throws a new light on the changing patterns of work and employment.’
Sabina Siebert, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, UK

This book contributes to the ongoing discussion around so-called precarious or venture work, as the proportion of those employed by start-ups and thinly-capitalized firms continues to grow. Filling a gap in literature, the author explores the relationship between venture co-workers and examines how they cope with economic uncertainty, moving away from the previous focus on entrepreneurs and investors. Presenting rich empirical data from several life science start-ups in Sweden, this book illustrates the impact of institutional and regulatory changes in the finance industry, and demonstrates how these effects can ultimately reshape the meaning of employment.


market risk start-up firms undercapitalized companies career choice Swedish Life Sciences venture workers employment relations co-workers

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexander Styhre
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Business, Economics and LawUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

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