Teleworking: Advantages, disadvantages and socio-economic aspects, Social Science Tribune, 50: 5-30,2007

Teleworking: Advantages, disadvantages and socio-economic aspects, Social Science Tribune, 50: 5-30 (2007)

In this study, we present and discuss the historical evolution and the international experience from the materialization of telework applications. Emphasis is given to the economic and social issues arising from distance work both from the side of employees as well as from the side of enterprises or organizations in which they are employed. The advantages and disadvantages as well as the prerequisites and difficulties for an efficient application are analyzed. Finally, it is for the first time attempted to empirically investigate, measure and model the willingness of both employees and enterprises to adopt Teleworking programs in various sectors of economic activities. For this reason we analyze the important parameters of this matter such as productivity as well as the determinants of restraining factors which influence their successful application.