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Telework and the Nature of Work: an Assessment of Different Aspects of Work and the Role of Technology

  title={Telework and the Nature of Work: an Assessment of Different Aspects of Work and the Role of Technology},
  author={S. Boell and D. Cecez-Kecmanovic and John Campbell},
Engagement in work through information and communication technology from places other than a corporate office, often referred to as telework, is simultaneously transforming work and life. In order to support successful adoption of telework by organizations it is important to move away from research stacking up evidence for or against telework. Instead what is required is a more nuanced examination that seeks to contribute to better understanding of work practices and the support for successful… Expand

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