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Creative and knowledge-intensive teleworkers' relation to e-capital in the Helsinki metropolitan area

Merisalo, M, Makkonen, T, Makkonen, T and Inkinen, T (2013) Creative and knowledge-intensive teleworkers' relation to e-capital in the Helsinki metropolitan area International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 4 (3). pp. 204-221.

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Abstract

This paper examines the extent to which teleworkers in the Helsinki metropolitan area (HMA) fit the profile of knowledge or creative workers. Furthermore, the concept of electronic capital (e-capital), referring to the use of ICT, electronic services and social media, is redefined and applied in relation to teleworkers. The data were gathered through a stratified postal survey (n = 971) conducted in the HMA in 2010. Statistical testing indicated no difference in terms of knowledge intensity, creativity and e-capital between 'home-anchored' workers and mobile or part-time teleworkers. However, a significant difference was noted between teleworkers and non-teleworkers. The results reveal the complexity of telework in both a theoretical and empirical context. The paper also points to the significance of e-capital in relation to telework, networking and the creating and maintaining of social relations, supporting the theoretical proposition of e-capital. Copyright © 2013 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Merisalo, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Makkonen, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Makkonen, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Inkinen, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 January 2013
Identification Number : 10.1504/IJKBD.2013.055870
Additional Information : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Inderscience in International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development on August 14, 2013, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 204–221. Available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJKBD.2013.055870
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 20 Oct 2015 16:21
Last Modified : 20 Oct 2015 16:21
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/808844

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