A Model for the Establishment and Development of Telework in Public Organizations: Using the System Dynamics Approach

A Model for the Establishment and Development of Telework in Public Organizations: Using the System Dynamics Approach

Alireza Hassanzadeh (Tarbiat Modares University, Iran) and Robabeh Sadat Emami Meybodi (Payame-E-Nour Unicersity of Karaj, Iran)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3226-2.ch008
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Abstract

In this chapter, based on systems dynamics approach, efforts have been made to provide a model for the establishment and development of telework in public organizations of the Iran. The main goal of the study is to find a suitable and practical model for the establishment and successful development of telework in the public organizations of the country. Modeling for the establishment and development of telework for the first time in this research has been done using the systems dynamics approach. One of the main findings of this study is the extraction of the factors and main variables that are effective in the establishment and development of telework. Also, the effect and the relationship between the factors and operational variables of the model were revealed and the components of the causal loop were confirmed. Finally, the final model of the research was presented.
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Research Method

The research method of this study is a descriptive-survey. The statistical population of this study consists of two groups of people:

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    Academic experts who have expertise in computer science and have some research in this field, as well as experts in the field of system dynamics.

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    Organizational or industrial experts that include those who have the responsibility of information technology and virtualization in the government organizations, as well as the staff and management of the teleworking department of the public organization.

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