Mobile E-Work to Support Regional and Rural Communities

Sirkka Heinonen

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Telework, or e-work as it is now more frequently called in Europe, means working outside one’s regular workplace, utilising sophisticated ICT. E-work is an alternative form of organising work, a “love child” of the information society. E-work manifests itself in numerous forms and modes. These various solutions emerge as an evolutionary process along with the technological developments, economic pressures, and changes in socio-cultural patterns such as new information-age lifestyles (e.g., Castells, 1996; Heinonen, 2000). E-work can be carried out at home, in a telework centre or at any other facility. It can also be done as a mobile mode on a train, bus or some other vehicle, as well as at airports, railways and bus stations-in other words on the move from one place to another. Such mobile e-work is primarily increasing, owing to technological and social developments. ICT has become smaller in size, more portable and more efficient.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities with Information and Communication Technology
EditorsSteward Marshall, Wal Taylor, Xinghuo Yu
PublisherIGI Global
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-591-40791-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-591-40575-7, 1-591-405-750
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


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