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In the 1990s, Europe is facing increasing demographic imbalances and skill shortages, rural and urban development problems and the prospect of significant employment shifts. Teleworking has been identified as one way in which technology can address such challenges. This report provides an overview of the state of the art of teleworking in Europe and North America. The phenomenon of teleworking, in terms of motivations, forms, opposition and prospects is discussed, as are managerial, social and psychological factors. The core of the report is based around detailed case studies, each chosen to illustrate different objectives, forms and varying degrees of public and private sector involvement, as well as different levels of technology. The technological background of teleworking and the impact of new multi-media technologies on its development are also investigated.

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Authors: BRAIN D J, Systems Synthesis Ltd., Bristol (GB);PAGE A C, Protocol Communications Ltd., Totnes (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1991) 122 pp.
Availability: Available from the ORA Programme Office, CEC/DG XIII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
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