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Farr-Wharton, B 2014, 'Improving labour outcomes in the creative industries : the role of creative workers' social network structure and organisational business acumen', PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.

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Individuals who work in artistic, cultural and creative fields are increasingly conceptualised as a labour force. Yet, a growing body of research indicates that ‘creative workers’ experience particularly poor labour outcomes, insofar as they work longer hours, for lower incomes, and have little job security. This thesis examines the impact of creative workers’ organisational business acumen and social network structure on their labour outcomes (exploitation, labour precarity and earnings satisfaction). The study is situated within an Australian context, and a total of three hundred people were involved in the data collection.