Study of teleworkers' media use

Bongsik Shin, Olivia R. Liu Sheng, Kunihiko Higa, Aurelio Jose Figueredo

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An empirical study was performed to examine the role of individual-, contextual-, and social-level factors on the media choice of geographically distributed teleworkers. Relevant data were gathered from teleworkers of a company, who were distributed throughout several satellite offices. Data analysis indicated that teleworkers' choice of a medium resulted from the dynamics of individual-, contextual, and social-level variables. Management support as a social influence showed the strongest impact on teleworkers' media use. The study confirmed that, though regarded as a lean medium, email could become an effective and rich communication tool through an active social structuration process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-187
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 31st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Part 1 (of 7) - Big Island, HI, USA
Duration: Jan 6 1998Jan 9 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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