Telecommuting in Singapore: Current Status and a Comparison with Other Countries

Telecommuting in Singapore: Current Status and a Comparison with Other Countries

Lai Lai Tung (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Shailendra Palvia (Long Island University, CW Post Campus, USA), Lee Chia Huei (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Ye-Meng Loy (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) and Teng Min Yee (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Copyright: © 1997 |Pages: 9
DOI: 10.4018/jgim.1997010103
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Abstract

Telecommuting is a possible solution to several problems faced by employees in large congested cities around the world. These problems include time wasted in commuting, environmental pollution caused by gas guzzling automobiles, rising costs of day care for children, and deterioration in the quality of family life. With excellent IT infrastructure in place and a high number of computer-literate workers, Singapore is well suited to the use of telecommuting technology. This empirical study documents several advantages (motivators) and drawbacks of telecommuting for computer professionals and their employers in the Singapore environment. The study goes on to rank these motivators and drawbacks in order of importance as perceived by these respondents. Finally, results of this study are compared with those of similar studies conducted in other countries.

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