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Is regular work at fixed places fading away? The development of ICT-based and travel-based modes of work in Sweden

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  • Bertil Vilhelmson
  • Eva Thulin

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Information and communication technologies (ICT) may increase people's freedom to decide when, where, and how they wish to work and travel. With the aid of data from national surveys on the use of ICT by the Swedish population, our objective is to investigate the overall spread of ICT-based modes of work such as telework, mobile work, and teleconferences in an emerging informational society. The concepts of home-based, commuting-based, and mobile work form a starting point. The numbers and proportions of teleworkers are estimated using different criteria regarding the role of ICT. The current diffusion of telework is at a low and constant level, although general access to computers and telecommunication equipment is widespread, high, and increasing. Gender, type of profession, type of employment, and possession of a driver's license influence group-level differences between those who do telework and those who do not. Income and computer access are the dominating factors of influence at the individual level. In the main finding we contrast expectations of a rapid replacement of travel-based modes of work by ICT-based modes. An activity-based framework for a better understanding of the acceptance of ICT-based activities and their effects on the employment - travel landscape is outlined.

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  • Bertil Vilhelmson & Eva Thulin, 2001. "Is regular work at fixed places fading away? The development of ICT-based and travel-based modes of work in Sweden," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 33(6), pages 1015-1029, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:33:y:2001:i:6:p:1015-1029
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    1. David Denkenberger & Julia Way & Joshua M. Pearce, 2015. "Educational Pathways to Remote Employment in Isolated Communities," Journal of Human Security, Librello publishing house, vol. 11(1), pages 34-44.
    2. de Graaff, Thomas & Rietveld, Piet, 2007. "Substitution between working at home and out-of-home: The role of ICT and commuting costs," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 41(2), pages 142-160, February.
    3. Bertil Vilhelmson & Eva Thulin, 2008. "Virtual Mobility, Time Use And The Place Of The Home," Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, Royal Dutch Geographical Society KNAG, vol. 99(5), pages 602-618, December.
    4. Aguilera, Anne & Lethiais, Virginie & Rallet, Alain & Proulhac, Laurent, 2016. "Home-based telework in France: Characteristics, barriers and perspectives," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 92(C), pages 1-11.
    5. Ben-Elia, Eran & Alexander, Bayarma & Hubers, Christa & Ettema, Dick, 2014. "Activity fragmentation, ICT and travel: An exploratory Path Analysis of spatiotemporal interrelationships," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 68(C), pages 56-74.

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