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Three generations of Telework: New ICTs and the (R)evolution from Home Office to Virtual Office
Int Labor Org, Working Condit Grp, Geneva, Switzerland.;Int Labor Org, Condit Work & Equal Dept, Geneva, Switzerland..
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2016 (English)In: New technology, work and employment, ISSN 0268-1072, E-ISSN 1468-005X, Vol. 31, no 3, 195-208 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

New ICTs', such as smartphones and tablet computers, have revolutionised work and life in the 21st Century. Crucial to this development is the detachment of work from traditional office spaces. Today's office work is often supported by Internet connections, and thus can be done from anywhere at any time. Research on detachment of work from the employer's premises actually dates back to the previous century. In the 1970s and 1980s, Jack Nilles and Allan Toffler predicted that work of the future would be relocated into or nearby employees' homes with the help of technology, called Telework'. Analysing technological advancementsthe enabling forces of change in this contextover four decades sheds new light on this term: they have fostered the evolution of Telework in distinct stages or generations'. Today's various location-independent, technology-enabled new ways of working are all part of the same revolution in the inter-relationship between paid work and personal life.

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2016. Vol. 31, no 3, 195-208 p.
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Telework, telecommuting, work from home, mobile work, New ICTs, new ways of working
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-311403DOI: 10.1111/ntwe.12073ISI: 000387874200001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-311403DiVA: diva2:1060062
Available from: 2016-12-27 Created: 2016-12-27 Last updated: 2016-12-27Bibliographically approved

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