Which Telework? Defining and Testing a Taxonomy of Technology-Mediated Work at a Distance

@article{Garrett2007WhichTD,
  title={Which Telework? Defining and Testing a Taxonomy of Technology-Mediated Work at a Distance},
  author={R. Kelly Garrett and James N. Danziger},
  journal={Social Science Computer Review},
  year={2007},
  volume={25},
  pages={27 - 47}
}
Telework has been the subject of study for longer than a quarter century, yet its causes and consequences are poorly understood. [] Key Result Using data collected in a national telephone survey of more than 1,200 U.S. computer-using workers, the authors empirically demonstrate that the three types of teleworkers are unique along key dimensions regarding their individual characteristics, organizational and technological contexts, and the impacts on their work.

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