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Volume 1
Issue 1
Online publication date 2010-04-01
Title Empirical research findings on telework: Management experiences and attitudes
Author Tamas Forgacs
Abstract Based on the technological progress and the complex work processes of our increasingly globalised world, novel ways of organising work can be seen everywhere. The EU has defined atypical forms of employment as breakthrough points in improving employment indices.
Telework is probably the the most innovative atypical working form, offering huge amount of benefits for the employer, employee and the society. Gaining a deeper understanding of employment trends and employers’ decision-making mechanisms, we can understand the specifics of this spreading working form, and we can use this knowledge to stimulate the employment trends.
This study summarises the finding of an empirical research among medium and large enterprises in Hungary using telework.
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Keywords Telework, employment, regional development.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.15208/beh.2010.02
Pages 6-13
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