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Contextual factors and contingent reward leadership: employer adoption of telecommuting



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Using a contingency perspective, this paper examines the conditions under which telecommuting is most likely to be adopted with data obtained from a sample of 122 CEOs. We hypothesized that telecommuting fits better in younger organizations, firms with a higher proportion of women and international employees in workforce, and companies that offer variable pay. We found evidence that confirm the prediction that telecommuting, a high proportion of international employees, and the use of variable compensation as an internal control mechanism tend to go hand in hand.

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  • Margarita Mayo & Juan Carlos Pastor & Luis Gomez - Mejia & Cristina Cruz, 2008. "Contextual factors and contingent reward leadership: employer adoption of telecommuting," Working Papers Economia wp08-22, Instituto de Empresa, Area of Economic Environment.
  • Handle: RePEc:emp:wpaper:wp08-22

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