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Telework - Telecommuting

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Telework is the partial or total substitution of telecommunications technology for the trip to and from the primary workplace along with the associated changes in policy, organization, management, and work structure. It's moving the work to the workers, instead of the workers to work.

Telework is the partial or total substitution of telecommunications technology for the trip to and from the primary workplace along with the associated changes in policy, organization, management, and work structure. It's moving the work to the workers, instead of the workers to work.

 

Worldwide

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  • Computers in the work place
    Information on the future of work, job design, workplace rights. Presented by the Computer Professionals for Social Responsability (CPSR). A global organization promoting the responsible use of computer technology. Originally founded by U.S. computer scientists, CPSR now has members in 26 countries on six continents.
  • Cybercafes all over the world
    A database of > 4.200 cafes in 141 countries. You can click on the map for quick access to regional listings, or search by city or country name for a list of cafes found in that location.

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Jala International
An international group experts in the field of telework, telecommuting, and applied research. Their mission is to help organizations make effective use of information technology and to better cope with the accellerating rate of change in the business environment. JALA’s activities are in four main areas: telework, applied futures research, technology assessment and regional telecommunications planning. Co-founder and president of Jala is Jack Nilles, who coined the terms telecommuting and teleworking in 1973 during the first documented pilot telecommuting project.

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Mobile Office Technology Guide
The About.com Guide to Telecommuting. Editor: Melanie Pinola.

U.S.A.

  • American Telecommuting Association (ATA)
    How to join ATA. Including good information and encouragement.
  • Bélanger, France [1996] (Information Systems and Decision Sciences, University of South Florida, USA)
    Distributed Work Arrangements: Impacts of Advanced Information Technologies, Work Coordination Mechanisms, and Communication Requirements
    Recent developments in information technology have enabled downsizing, globalizing and virtualizing of organizations. One such trend is the creation of new distributed work structures and arrangements. These new work arrangements and organizational designs (from supplemental work at home to completely virutal organizations) have met with varying success. This study investigated whether various types of infomration system and communication technologies have differing impacts on the success of distributed work arrangements, given the work coordination and communication required for a work group.
  • Belsen, David [1994]
    Network Nation Revisited
    A thesis presented to the faculty of Stevens Institute of Technology. In 1978 Starr Roxanne Hiltz and Murray Turoffo wrote a seminal text on Computer Mediated Communication, "The Network Nation". They prognosticated what the future of Computer Mediated Communication would be. Belsen examines each of the 14 predictions made by Hiltz and Turoff, and evaluates each of them relative to the developments that have taken place with regard to Computer Mediated Communication over the past 16 years.
  • Broadband Forum (BBF)
    A forum that wants to help telephone companies and their suppliers develop and market broadband wireline technology.
  • California Department of Personnel Administration: Telework Policy
    Documentation of the California government telework program.
  • Clark, Stanley D. [1998]
    The decision to telework: a synthesized model
    A study on the factors that are important to telework adoption. The decision models that are discussed are: the decomposed theory of planned behavior, the technology acceptance model, the expected utility theory, the prospect theory, the agency theory, and the institutional theory.
  • CNN
  • Extreme Telecommuting
    An office Odyssey by Sid and Kristianne. “Extreme Telecommuting is when you telecommute from every place all the time. Not only are you not tied to the corporate office, you’re not even tied to a house. You fire up the laptop, grab the Acoustic Koupler, jump into the van, and head out on the highway. You’ve got maps, your fly rod, a cell phone, cigarette-lighter adapters up the yazoo, and all you need is the odd Kinko’s, a payphone here and there, and a good friend to do it with.”
  • Foster, Wade [2013]
    How to Manage a Remote Team
    A detailed how-to guide for companies interested in jumping on the telework bandwagon. Written by one of the co-founders of the web data-syncing firm Zapier.
  • Georgetown University Telework Study
    The study by the Georgetown University School of Business for Bell Atlantic surveyed telecommuters at several companies -- including American Express, Marriott International, Fannie Mae and Bellcore -- over a period of several months. The telecommuting study was designed and conducted for Bell Atlantic by Dr. Lamar Reinsch. It was among the first of its kind to examine the "human dimension" of telecommuting. Three quarters of the workers surveyed reported that their work was more productive when telecommuting and 83 percent said that telecommuting had changed their home lives for the better. Overall, the results indicated that companies can anticipate enormous success from telecommuting programs if management makes a commitment to support teleworkers with training, technology and flexibility.
  • Gil Gordon Associates - Telecommuting
    A great page that consolidates a wide variety of information on the subjects of telecommuting, teleworking and flexible work. The objective is to provide a "one-stop service" for practitioners, researchers, policy-makers and others interested in this rapidly evolving field.
  • Goluboff, Nicole Belson [2001]
    The Law of Telecommuting
  • Hamilton, Joan O'C./Baker, Stephen/Vlassic, Bill [1966]
    The New Workplace
    A paper on the office of the future: work anywhere, anytime. How some companies are making it all happen, through means such as telecommuting and hoteling. In: BusinessWeek.
  • Hard@Work: Concentrate
    How to concentrate on your work. Tips that will help you "stay focused" and get rid of distractions.
  • International Workplace Studies Program - Cornell University
    Major research program on the Office of the Future. Some pioneering studies of hoteling and non-territorial offices; telework centers-satellite offices; home-based telecommuting; collaborative workplace strategies; new placemakers (unconventional workplace providers).
  • Institute for the Study of Distributed Work (ISDW)
    A non-profit organizational learning and research center dedicated to the furthering of increased worker productivity, efficient use of physical space, appropriate design and use of technology, improved employee contentment through distributed work, telecommuting, and distance learning. The site provides research reports on distributed work and a library of resources.
  • International Homework Association (IHA)
    The Homeworkers Association's services for homeworkers in the United States and Canada, including insurance, information, a place to share strategies, and discounted tools for your business. Potential employers can list job openings.
  • International Telework Association & Council (ITAC)
    A non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the growth and success of work independent of location. Their members share information about the telecommuting program and policy design, development of the U.S. telecommuting sector, implementation of telecommuting programs and telecommuting research.
  • June Langhoff's Telecommuting Resource Center
  • Krumme, Gunter - University of Washington, Seattle
    Telecommuting, Telework & Telelifestyles
  • Mahoukou, Marcel-Lucas -Office National des Postes et Télécommunications du Congo, Africa
    Telecentre Communautaire, Une Solution Pour Le Rural
    A paper on telecenters and rural development (in French)
  • Marcus, Jason [1995] -University of California, Santa Cruz
    Environmental and Social Impacts of Telecommuting and Teleactivities
    A senior thesis that concentrates on the effects of communication and transportation technologies on urban form and function. Do developments in transportation and communication technologies produce urban settlements that are considerably more dispersed, varied, and space-consuming than they ever were in the past? Will the advances in computing and telecommunications technologies fuel further urban sprawl and capital flight from central cities? Will advanced technologies reduce or increase urban density? Marcus argues that it is more likely that the centralizing effects of teleactivities will prevail, producing more compact urban areas composed of many small neighborhoods linked by transit to other neighborhoods and to the central city.
  • Mead, Walter Russell [2013]
    Here’s How You Telework
    In: Via Media, 30.6.2013
  • Mobile Work Exchange
    A public-private partnership focused on demonstrating the value of mobility and telework, and serving the emerging educational and communication requirements of the Federal mobile/telework community. The organization facilitates communication to more than 33,000 Federal IT directors/managers, CIOs, CHCOs, telework managing officers, and key stakeholders – all focused on building a sustainable and effective mobile workforce. Read the 3rd Annual Telework Week Report: The Telework Revolution: Bringing Theory to Practice
  • Mokhtarian, Patricia L. (Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis)
    Telecommunications & Travel Research Program
  • Niles, John S.
    Beyond Telecommuting: A new paradigm for the Effect of Telecommunications on Travel
    An informative discussion of why telecommunications tends to favor suburban development patterns.
  • Quay, Ray [1993]
    Telecommuting: Possible Futures for Urban and Rural Communities
    Telecommuting is one of the numerous changes resulting from the socialization of information technologies. This new wave of technology socialization has the potential to change completely all facets of our current society. This potential change is so fundamental that there are a variety of possible futures, good and bad, that could be created.
  • Reymers, Kurt - Department of Sociology, SUNY at Buffalo
  • Robertson, Ken
  • SOHO Central
    "SoHo" is an acronym which stands for Small Office/Home Office. The SOHO Central is the official WWW address of the Home Office Association of America (HOAA), the national and local organization for full-time home-based professionals, telecommuters, and those who use a home office so they can spend more time with their families. The site includes a newsletter for those who work at home.
  • Statewide Telework (Telecommuting) - California
    Appropriately planned and managed, telework is a viable work option that can benefit managers, employees, and customers of the State of California. Telework, called telecommuting in statute, is also an important means by which we can help reduce air pollution, traffic and parking congestion, and demand for office space. The California Department of General Services (DGS) has statutory authority to coordinate and facilitate the inter-agency exchange of telework information, as well as develop and update policy, procedures, and guidelines to assist agencies in their efforts to implement telework.
  • Suomi, Reima / Jackson, Paul [2002]
    Evaluating Telework Practices in Organizations - Ontological and Methodological Aspects
    In: Prodeedings of the International Congress New Work 2002 "Sustainability in the new economy: Designing a New Work Space. Sustainability and ethica, 2002.
  • Suomi, Reima / Sirkemaa, Seppo [2008]
    Serving the Teleworker: Creating Added Value with Wireless Technology in the Travel Industry
    In: Journal of eWorking 2(2): 122-143.
    Analysis of the importance of making wireless services available that will allow travellers to access information through wireless terminal devices. The research question discusses whether wireless technology can be used in order to create added value for customers.
  • Telecommuter Resumes
    A source to simplify your recruiting process. A compilation of the resumes of candidates who are interested in pursuing careers as Telecommuters / Remote Workers. Compiled from "Remote Work" list members and presented by: IndyTrax Internet Promotions.
  • Telecommuting Guide - Pacific Bell
    The guide explains the basics of telecommuting, how to implement a program, tips for managing telecommuters, and technological considerations.
  • Telecommuting Knowledge Center (TKC)
    A comprehensive sourcebook & information center for telecommuting technologies. TKC participants have access to an extensive resource of telecommuting literature, vendors, consultants, products, services and events.
  • Telecommuting in Massachusetts
    A Synopsis of the Massachusetts Telecommuting Initiative by Paul C. Boyd (MCK Communications). During 1994 the Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources and the Massachusetts Highway Department undertook a project to study the impacts of telecommuting on the Commonwealth. The project became known as the Massachusetts Telecommuting Initiative. This research was conducted with the participation of over 300 respondents from 51 employers. The conclusions drawn from this research reveal a number of arguments that support and promote the use of telecommuting.
  • Telecommuting Safety & Health Benefits Institute (TSHBI)
    The mission of the institute, which was founded by Rick Johnson, is to advocate telecommuting as a means to save lives, reduce injuries, and improve health, thereby enhancing the quality of life for workers and the general public.
  • Telework Coalition (TelCoa)
    A nonprofit telework education and advocacy organization, based in Washington DC, that was established in 2002 by a group of professionals with experience in addressing the benefits, adoption, and implementation of telework and telecommuting programs. This was in response to a growing need for a single, reliable source of reference material about technology’s impact on our economy, environment, energy usage, and our society in general. TelCoa focuses on how this technology is changing our lifestyles, organizational structures and workplace management, along with the policies, processes and procedures that support them.
  • Teleworks - A Telework Program Works Well In Tapping of Talent and Skills
  • Transportation Implications of Telecommuting
    A report, addressing the potential cost and benefits of telecommuting. It has been prepared by the Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. Although the estimates of the future level and impacts of telecommuting are highly uncertain, telecommuting has the potential to provide significant transportation-related public benefits in this decade. "The congestion and air quality improvements potentially attainable through telecommuting could be substantially diminished if telecommuters removed from the highways are replaced by the emergence of latent travel demand."
  • U.S. Department of Labor
    Telework and the New Workplace of the 21st Century
    An online volume that presents the work of twelve scholars as an attempt to contextualize and to explicate many of the dynamics involved in telework.
  • Xenakis, John [1997]
    Workers of the World, Disperse!
    In: CFO Magazine, 1.12.1997
    Telecommuting can help boost productivity and morale -- if you work out the management challenges first.

Canada

  • Adams, Sharon [2007]
    Telework is a winning business initiative - But Canada lags behind other nations in recognizing its value
    In: BusinessEdge, 7(2)
  • Greve, Arent / Salaff, Janet, W. / Wellman, Barry / Dimitrova, Dimitrina [2003]
    Going Virtual: Some sources of teleworking success and failure
    In: The Journal of the IBM Institute for Business Value, 1(1): 18-29.
  • Hardwick, Deborah / Salaff, Janet W. [1997]
    Fragmented Lives: How Do Teleworking Parents Juggle Work and Children Care?
    In: Proceedings of The Thirtieth Annual Hawwaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) Volume 4: Information Systems Track - Internet and the Digital Economy, 1997
    Teleworking is not a unitary pattern of work, and the ways people do their work greatly affects how they take care of their children. The structure of their job, their interdependence and communication with coworkers and clients affect the control over the time and place of paid work. Those employees with more control over their immediate work conditions can do a wider range of child work than can those whose work is controlled by others in their work network. In sum, control over the time and place of paid work determines the ways they do their child care work.
  • InnoVisions Canada
    Canada's premier telework and flexible work consulting organization together with the Canadian Telework Association. A great site for anyone searching for authoritative and pertinent information about telework and other flexible work arrangements.
  • Telecommuting Consultants International Inc.
  • Telecommuting Survey - KPMG (Canada)
    A survey in 1,600 large and medium-sized companies in the private sector and 435 in the public center. It shows that telework occurs in almost all areas of the organizations, and that the teleworkers perform jobs at many levels, from senior management to clerical and administrative roles. The greatest increases are expected in professional, technical and middle management roles. The leading reason for initiating telework is to improve employee lifstyle. The most significant disadvantage is the lack of face-to-face contact. Therefor most respondents consider communication to be one of the most important factors in managing teleworkers. Employees reported no significant difference in performance management with respect to teleworkers as compared to on-site employees.
  • Telework Policy [1999]
    This Canadian program, representing over three years of research and consultation, was developed in the Policies and Procedures Group of the Treasury Board Secretariat, under the direction of Rod Grainger, and under the project leadership of Bob Fortier. See the Teleworkers Survey.

Australia

Asia

  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  • Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT)
    A regional telecommunication urganization under the auspices of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

India

Mitter, Swasti [2000]
Teleworking and Teletrade in India: Combining Diverse Perspectives and Visions
In: Economic and Political Weekly, June 24, 2000 The rapid spread of information technology combined with the deregulation and upgrading of telecommunications in virtually all countries has given considerable impetus to outsourcing or delocalisation of work. This is happening within and across national boundaries and has been described as teleworking, taking different forms. The development of teleworking represents a convergence between a number of different trends, many of which have major implications for environmental, social and economic policy. How industry, the governments, the policy-makers respond to these changes will seriously impact on the future of the economy, on the employment possibilities as well as the quality of work-life of people.

Japan

Malaysia

  • NG, Cecilia (ed.) []
    Teleworking and Development in Malaysia
    A research project from the United Nations University’s Institute for New Technologies (UNU INTECH). The project aims to identify extent, nature and future possibilities of teleworking and teletrade in Malaysia. The book examines telework within five sectors: telecommunications, software, printing and publishing, banking and finance and airlines. It also includes a chapter dedicated towards reviewing the implications of telework for Malaysian women.
  • Moms Working at Home in Malaysia
    Malaysia’s one-stop work resource for homemakers, homepreneurs and their families.
  • Work from HomeMalaysia
    “We were once employees in corporate rat race, who worked together and got out of it. After some very challenging times, we have established our income by working from home.”

Thailand

Latin America

Argentina

Brazil

Middle East

Israel

Europe

  • Allinclusive@work
    Working from home, nowadays nearly the only form of telework, does offer a solution to the mobility problem, by eliminating the necessity of travelling, but experience shows that it also has its disadvantages. For example: the costs of infrastructure (desk, telecom, etc.), social isolation, lack of a professional work climate and the problematic separation between work and home environment.Therefore alternative forms of telework are pursued in this European project.
  • EIROnline [2010]
    Telework in the European Union
    This report examines the phenomenon of telework in the EU – particularly in the context of the European Framework Agreement on Telework, which was signed by the peak social partners in July 2002. The report first assesses the incidence of telework across the 27 EU Members States and Norway, highlighting the overall increase in telework usage. It goes on to examine the regulatory framework for telework, with a particular focus on the European Framework Agreement’s implementation in the context of national industrial relations systems and given the unique nature of this autonomous agreement. The report also looks at issues concerning the employment and working conditions of teleworkers – such as health and safety, data protection, access to training and the voluntary nature of telework. It concludes with an overview of the social partners’ position on telework.
  • Electronic Commerce and Telework Trends (ECATT)
    Up-to-date information on telework in the UK and other countries including its distribution and penetration in different European countries can be obtained from this site. It provide the results from a project entitled "Benchmarking progress on electronic commerce and telework in Europe" carried out by a consortium of many partners from different European countries and subcontractors from the USA and Japan led by empirica. See also Statistical Indicators Benchmarking the Information Society (Sibis).
  • Ethos - European Telematics Horizontal Observatory Service
    The major aim is to monitor and assess: the deployment of applications of information and communication technologies; developments in market trends, state of deployment of telematics applications and user needs; developments in both computer and telecommunications technologies that present a potential for telematics applications.
  • European Commission
    Information Society
    The A guide through various aspects of the information society. It covers the impact of the information society on citizenship, education, culture, business and much more. The site also presents information on relevant programmes and initiatives of the European Commission.
  • European Telework
    A resource and information exchange on telework, teletrade and telecooperation. Supported by European Telework Development (ETD) it is an initiative supported by the European Commission (DGXIII). The site provides information on telework, teletrade and telecooperation, news on the telework front, and a great collection of links. And you can read it in all the European languages. The site includes a very useful directory to European Country Specific Telework Pages.
  • Euro-Telework
    Euro-Telework is supported by the European Commission (DG Employment and Social Affairs) and is co-ordinated by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). The project brings together organizations in all member states of the EU. The site offers information on projects and project partners, reports, telework agreements and contracts, cases and resources.
  • International Workshop on Telework (2)
    Building Actions on Ideas. Amsterdam (Netherlands) - sept 2-5, 1997. The workshop will be designed to provide the opportunity for in-depth discussion of key contemporary issues in Teleworking, Alternative Officing, Virtual Organisations, Internet-based Working and Computer-Supported Distributed Work. In particular, the workshop aims to draw together: the latest conceptual, theoretical and empirical work of researchers and academics; the practical experiences and problems of practitioners and policy-makers.
  • International Workshop on Telework (3)
    Following the first two international workshops in London and Amsterdam, a third event took place september 1-4, 1998 in the Finnish archipelago city of Turku. The theme was: "Telework environments".
  • International Workshop on Telework (4)
    Telework Strategies for the New Workforce. Japan 1999.
  • International Workshop on Telework (14)
    Turku Centre for Computer Science, 2009.
  • Models of Industrial Relations in Telework Innovation (MIRTI)
    A EU-funded research project intended to view telework from the perspective of Europe’s labor unions and their membership. It has set out to develop suggestions and guidelines for a contractual and regulatory framework of industrial relations, based on actual field experience. The results of this are intended to be useful to companies, workers and public agencies involved in telework projects and programs. The five language MIRTI-handbook represents a pioneering cross-border approach to best practice in telework. MIRTI has a follow-up project: Euro-Telework.
  • Periphera [1998]
    Reducing Marginalisation Through Telework [pdf]
    Telework promises a great deal to European citizens through methods and opportunities for access to work, and a number of training organisations have decided to facilitate the success of trainees by providing 'workspace' and management support to launch 'self-help' actions. This paper presents a number of cases where new forms of organisation have been developed around the ideas of teleworking with remarkable success. The cases are presented in terms of the barriers to be overcome, the strategy employed, and the success to date. A summary of key findings is presented to highlight the main issues in providing access to work for marginalised groups. Authors: Frank Wilson & Tony Swash.
  • Telecentre Europe (TE)
    Supports the network of European public ICT learning centres (also called «telecentres») in municipalities, NGOs, libraries & education venues by fostering knowledge sharing and learning amongst its members & to increase the impact and effectiveness of the centres throughout Europe.
  • Telecities
    A European organization of metropolitan cities promoting telematics for urban development. The motto is eCitizenship for All. It stands for the tight of all citizens to have effective access to public services, to participate in local public decision-making processes affecting the quality of life and to equally share the benefits from thr information society, in a secure environment.
  • Telework and people with disabilities
    "See the Ability not the Disability". An opportunity to work with people who have disabilities that may inhibit their participation in conventional work and social activities but whose use of the Internet is empowering them to participate in and shape the development of the Information Society and the emerging Global Networked Economy. Presented by the European Telework Online (ETO).
  • Telework Europa
    A project which supports the European Commission sponsored Telematics Application Programme (TAP). It is also the unofficial web-site of the Telematics for Urban and Rural Areas (TURA) sector of the TAP, and as such it is the central information dissemination point for activities related to the use of telematics in local and regional development.
  • Telework - Penetration, Potential and Practice in Europe by W.B. Korte (Empirica, Bonn) and R. Wynne (Work Research Centre, Dublin).
    Summarizes the results of the TELDET (Telework Developments and Trends). A Compilation of Information on Telework: Case Studies and Trend Analysis.
  • Teleworking Training Methodology (Telmet)
    The TELMET project, part-funded by the European Commission, is creating an open and flexible training methodology in the field of teleworking that suits the needs of training organisations and persons in a variety of occupations that wish to have access to this new method of working. The project is managed by the Union General de Trabajadores (General Workers Trade Union), Madrid, Spain. The site contains information on the TELMET project; contacts and information resources; course curricula and training initiatives; training methodology guidelines handbook; workshops, seminars and conferences; key books and articles; a list with related sites.

Austria

Belgium

Bulgaria

Czech Republic

Denmark

  • Larsen, Trine P. [2008]
    Telework in Denmark - EIROnline
  • Pleased with EU agreement on telework - in: EirOnline, July 2002.
    The framework agreement on telework concluded by the EU-level social partners on 16 July 2002 was greeted with great satisfaction in Denmark (which has the highest level of teleworking in Europe). The agreement is to be implemented by the social partners themselves ragther than via legislation.
  • Qvortrup, Lars - Aalborg University
    • [1997] Community Teleservice Centres
      Community Teleservic Centres (CTSCs) are multipurpose centres who don’t just provide teleworking or telelearning, but ventilate or provide air to a number of different activities. CTSCs provide computers and teleconference services for local communities in geographically or socially remote regions. The survey is based on a questionnaire distributed via national associations (over 200 centres in 11 different countries).
    • [1999] Organisations and Social Complexity: The Case of Telework
    • [2003] The Hypercomplex Society

Estonia

Finland

  • CityWorkLife [2012]
    Teleworking in Finland
  • Heinonen, Sirkka [2000]
    Analysis of the Finnish Telework Potential - Calculation model
    An analysis of the suitability of the Finnish working population to telework. It shows how realization of the telework potential is affected by various prerequisites and benefits of telework as well as looming obstacles and risks.
  • National Telework Day
  • Suomi, Reima [2012]
    Telework in Finland
    In: Journal of Japan Telework Society, 1(1): 44-47.
    Summarizes the intellectual, practical and academic development of telework in Finland during the last 20 years. It is based on the long activity of the writer in telework research in Finland. Telework has never been a hype in Finland, but Finns do teleworking rather actively. The whole concept is at risk, as working at home has become a standard way of working for almost all knowledge workers.

France

Germany

Greece

  • Crete Telework Network (CTN) - Teleworking in the Sum
    Provides the necessary teleworking infrastructure, for businesses and tourists, for demanding or occasional teleworkers who wish to keep in touch with their business while on holidays. Offered by some of the major Hotels on the island of Crete in cooperation with FORTHnet SA.
  • Euro-Telework
    National Reports: Greece
  • Lampousaki, Sofia
    Telework in Greece
  • Telework
    Helps people who want to open an Internet Cafe in setting up. promotion and operation. teleworking network.

Hungary

Ireland

  • Bates, P. /Bertin, I. / Huws, U. [2002]
    E-Work in Ireland
  • Work Life Balance Ireland
    Information and resources on work life balance policies which assist workers in combining employment with their family life, caring responsibilities and personal life outside the workplace, while meeting the employers needs.

Italy

Luxembourg

Lithuania

Malta

Netherlands

Norway

Portugal

  • Associação de lingua Portuguese para o Desenvolvimento do Teletrabalho (APDT)
    The Portuguese Association for Telework Development. This non-profit association, aims to promote telework by giving support to their associates concerning training sessions new communication technologies and information supplying, making the link between associates and companies that can give specific training in the areas which their associates are guided.
  • Lencastre, José Garcêz
    Estudo sobre as Modalidades Distribuídas e Flexíveis de Trabalho no Contexto Empresarial Português – O Teletrabalho
    An in-depth research project about telework in Portugal with the aim of providing recommendations on the implementation and promotion of telework solutions in Portugal. The objectives of the project are: analyse the current state of telework in Portugal; identify trends of the development of telework in Portugal; contribute to policies of employment and professional training by identifying ways in which the potential advantages of telework can be successfully explored. In Portuguese, Spanish, French and English.
  • Telecorreio - Telework in Portugal.
  • TransNet/AutoMail

Romania

Russia

Scotland

  • Highland Telematics — Teleworking
    A management company for over 200 teleworkers. They operate as a virtual company using the latests telecommunications technology to link the management team with the teleworkers and clients.

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

Teleworking Companies and Telecommuting Jobs

Teleworking Companies

Teleworking Jobs

  • European Telework Associates (ETWA)
    A multinational company active with professional telework negotiations. To companies and organizations the ETWA offers the services of self-employed teleworkers in a variety of disciplines. To the teleworkers they offer the possibility of obtaining assignments through the services of WATA from a wide range of companies and institutions.
  • Gigajob
    Telework Jobs in Austria
  • FlexJobs
    A job service that help you find the best flexible jobs available. Works two ways, either enter the job-line to check out jobs available, or enter job-seeker area to provide info on type of work sought together with work experience.
  • JobSite
    Thousands of live job vacancies from Europe's leading recruitment agencies and direct employers.
  • OfficeTec.Com
    A skills-specific database and search engine of over 60,000 Tele-Workers ready and immediately available to work.
  • Search Jobs - CV Library
    Searching a job by industry, job type, location, salary and keywords.
  • Solliciteren - Personeelsnet
    A Dutch collection of resources and articles on how to apply for a job.
  • Would You Like To Telecommute ?
    A listing of over 700 companies who have reported to be Interested in people working from their home as full/part time employees and independent contractors. You can work from home for a company that is located in a completely different state than where you live.

Journals, Magazines and Newsletters

  • Beyond Computing
    An online technology resource for business.
  • Fast Company
    A handbook for the business revolution.
  • Japanese Journal of Telework
  • Telecommuting Review - Gil Gordon Associates.
    A monthly industry newsletter (since 1984) for employers and vendors. Authoritative as it is, online you’ll only get summaries of articles free.
  • U.S.News: Telecommuting
  • Working From Home
    A magazine for people who are already working from home, or just thinking about it. This site wants to help you make the most of the liberating possibilities of telework. You'll find guidance and advice for setting up your home office, as well as resources that can help you from day to day. We also look at the possibilities for flexible working from a corporate viewpoint.
  • Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation

Discussion Lists and NewsGroups

Discussion Lists

  • Community Network listserv at commnet-research@calvin.dgbt.doc.ca.
    Send a standard "subscribe" message to listserv@calvin.dgbt.doc.ca
  • remote-work@Unify.Com
    To subscribe send the message "subscribe" to remote-work-request@unify.com
  • Telelavoro - Italian Telework Discussion List, moderated by Patrizio Di Nicola.
    To join the list send message "subscribe telelavoro" to listserv@fclub.bbs.comune.roma.it
  • Teletrabajo- Spanish telework discussion list, run by Antonio Padilla Meléndez (University of Malaga).
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