Employer attitudes and stated preferences toward telecommuting: an exploratory analysis

Jin Ru Yen*, Hani S. Mahmassani, Robert Herman

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Abstract

The adoption of telecommuting involves two principal categories of decision makers: the employee and the employer. Employee participation in telecommuting programs is in general considered to be voluntary; however, approval from supervisors is required. The employer's decision therefore plays a decisive role in the initiation of a telecommuting program. An exploratory analysis of executives' attitudes and stated preferences toward telecommuting, which are essential to the employer's adoption of telecommuting, are presented. The results indicate that management issues such as employees' productivity, executives' abilities to supervise telecommuters, and data security remain barriers to the employer's adoption of telecommuting. The comparison between the stated preferences of executives and those of employees also shows that executives are more reluctant than employees to adopt telecommuting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-25
Number of pages11
JournalTransportation Research Record
Issue number1463
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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