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.
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities with Information and Communication Technology|
|Editors||Steward Marshall, Wal Taylor, Xinghuo Yu|
|ISBN (Print)||978-1-591-40575-7, 1-591-405-750|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|MoE publication type||A3 Part of a book or another research book|
Heinonen, S. (2005). Mobile E-Work to Support Regional and Rural Communities. In S. Marshall, W. Taylor, & X. Yu (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities with Information and Communication Technology (pp. 497-500). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59140-575-7.ch088