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Should we do away with teleworking? An examination of whether teleworking can be defined in the new world of work

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This empirical paper analyses data gathered from self‐employed teleworkers, matching this against teleworking's defining characteristics, which appear in the literature. Our evaluation leads us to question whether the term ‘teleworking’ has lost much of its value in today's working world. We therefore suggest the new term ‘home‐anchored worker’ as a less complex and more useful replacement.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Wilks, L. & Billsberry, J. (2007). Should we do away with teleworking? An examination of whether teleworking can be defined in the new world of work. New Technology, Work and Employment, 22 (2), 168-177.

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 168

End Page


  • 177

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • This empirical paper analyses data gathered from self‐employed teleworkers, matching this against teleworking's defining characteristics, which appear in the literature. Our evaluation leads us to question whether the term ‘teleworking’ has lost much of its value in today's working world. We therefore suggest the new term ‘home‐anchored worker’ as a less complex and more useful replacement.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Wilks, L. & Billsberry, J. (2007). Should we do away with teleworking? An examination of whether teleworking can be defined in the new world of work. New Technology, Work and Employment, 22 (2), 168-177.

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 168

End Page


  • 177

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 2