By Paul J Jackson

Teleworking is an up to date, groundbreaking and finished overview of teleworking. It comprises * multidisciplinary contributions drawing on sociology, administration technological know-how, economics, philosophy and knowledge know-how* research of post-modern and post-industrial theoretical contexts* a range of empirical reviews from internationally* bills of other modes of teleworking, from homeworking to centre-based operating* exam of the hyperlinks among teleworking and the digital organisationWide-ranging, exact and unique, this ebook is a beneficial creation to teleworking and an incredible contribution to the controversy at the way forward for the labour marketplace.

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Huws et al. 1990: 10) Huws et al. present a number of good arguments for proposing this definition. e. by the substitution of telecommunications for commuting, partly because (according to Huws et al. 1990: 2) a number of surveys have shown that the desire to save on commuting for many teleworkers is not an important motive,1 and partly because many sole employees have no choice to but work from their home (self-employed service and information providers). Second, telework certainly is not covered by ‘electronic homework’.

What is telework? The history of a changing concept The history of telework definitions How do we define telework? This is not just an academic discussion. On the contrary, our understanding of telework has major impacts on the way in which we organise telework, on the identification of potential teleworkers and telework regions, on the specification of pros and cons of telework, and of course on the statistical registration of teleworkers. Only if we know what telework is, is it 21 MAKING SENSE OF TELEWORKI NG possible for us to establish the appropriate organisational frameworks, to identify which geographical regions can and cannot benefit from telework initiatives, and of course to actually count the number of teleworkers.

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