Inclination to opt for teleworking : a comparative analysis of united kingdom versus Hong Kong employees

Yehuda BARUCH, Yuk King, Joan YUEN

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    Abstract

    Teleworking is a developing, practice in an increasing trend towards more flexible forms of work. This study investigates the attitudes of employees who have no experience of teleworking and their willingness to opt for it. The 74 participants, from four United Kingdom and three Hong Kong matched small companies in the high technology industry, represent a 54 per cent response rate. The results were surprisingly similar (in means, but not in standard deviations) and showed that both groups, even though coming from different cultures, tend to have similar diversified distribution of tendency to opt for teleworking, with the Hong Kong people more coherent in their answers. Both populations were willing, to a certain extent, to opt for teleworking given a chance, and preferred to practise it on part-time schemes. However, the reasons for the inclinations comprise different sets of antecedents for both populations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)521-539
    Number of pages19
    JournalInternational Journal of Manpower
    Volume21
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000

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    Personnel
    Industry
    Hong Kong
    Employees
    Teleworking
    Comparative analysis
    Small companies
    Standard deviation
    Willingness
    High technology industry
    Response rate

    Keywords

    • Homeworking
    • Hong kong
    • Telecommuting
    • Teleworking
    • United kingdom

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    Inclination to opt for teleworking : a comparative analysis of united kingdom versus Hong Kong employees. / BARUCH, Yehuda; YUEN, Yuk King, Joan.

    In: International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 21, No. 7, 01.01.2000, p. 521-539.

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

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