Academic research - Case study into the use of freelance marketplaces - survey or interview

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I would like to invite you to take part in an academic research project.

I am currently conducting a case study into the use of freelance marketplaces such as [url removed, login to view] and hope that you will share your expertise in this regard with me.

The main point of the case study is the employer’s motivation in using freelance marketplaces as well as possible success factors in the relationship between employer and freelancer.

The case study is part of my bachelor thesis at the Georg-August-University in Goettingen, Germany. The thesis is titled “IT-Outsourcing to a Virtual Global Workforce”.

In regard to this I would like to ask you to participate in a short online interview. The interview will not take more than 30 minutes – in all likelihood considerably less.

In addition I have prepared a survey. The survey consists of only 18 short questions and it should not take up much of your time, if you decide to participate in it.

You can find the survey under the address: [url removed, login to view]

If it should be possible for you to participate in the interview, please get back to me and let me know any settings and times that might suit you for this purpose.

You can contact me anytime, also if there should be any questions or concerns.

I assure you that all data or intelligence gathered through the survey or the interview will only be used anonymously and that there will be no way to connect any of the findings as they appear in the case study or thesis paper to you or your company.

I realize that participating in either way means taking time and effort on your part, but it would be a great help and very much appreciated, if you could still find the time for it.

At last, I apologize for contacting you this way, but there has been no other possibility for me to connect with relevant employers.

Please help me through taking part in the survey at [url removed, login to view] or agreeing to take part in a short interview.

Thank you for any help and assistance.

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