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ERIC Number: ED547961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 163
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ISBN: 978-1-2674-2159-3
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Organizational Perceptions of Telecommuting in the Private Sector
Galusha, Repps J.
ProQuest LLC, D.M. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
The Internet has provided more organizations the opportunity to adopt telecommuting as a means to recruit and retain employees, boost productivity, and trim facility costs. This study expands on the work of a previous study by Hoang, Nickerson, Beckman, and Eng, in 2008 which found that private organizations, due to perceptions of organizational culture, are still reluctant to adopt telecommuting as an alternative work environment for their employees. The purpose of the quantitative study was to examine the association between organizational culture, managerial support, and organizational policy and the use of telecommuting programs. Significant literature was compiled that provides a comprehensive review of telecommuting and affects on employee productivity and satisfaction. A quantitative study was devised using an online descriptive survey to investigate three composite variables that examined organizational culture, managerial support, and organizational policy as to their relationship to organizations' use of telecommuting programs. An online Likert survey was conducted, using the same questions used in the 2008 Hoang et al. study, and 433 members of the Financial Executives International (FEI) organization participated. Additional descriptive survey questions related to industry, region, occupation, and company size were also included as part of the Likert survey. Based on the FEI responses, a significant relationship was found to exist between organizational culture, managerial support, and organizational policy and the use of telecommuting programs. After compiling the online survey results, the results indicate since the 2008 Hoang et al. study, a shift in the acceptance of telecommuting occurred as a viable form of work. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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