Share:


Exploring economic effects of work out of company office based on bibliometric analysis

    Monica Aureliana Petcu Affiliation
    ; Irina Daniela Cișmașu Affiliation

Abstract

Increasing the incidence of work out of company office (WOCO) by transforming it from a more limited and circumstantial practice into a predominant work option requires a special attention of social partners and political decision-makers in order to harmonize economic and social performances. The aim of this research is to evaluate the effects of WOCO from the economic perspective – resources allocation and performance, developing the previous studies through the approach of the broad area of WOCO, extending the analysis at the microeconomic and macroeconomic level, in order to harmonize the objectives of sustainable economic growth. Using bibliometric techniques, the 289 scientific publications from the Web of Science platform were analysed, highlighting the conceptual and intellectual structure of the research, in the field. The research themes related to economic topic consist of: the degree of employment, technology and digital infrastructure development, economic performance and productivity, and carrying out economic activities from the perspective of WOCO. The results of this broad-spectrum research reveal a holistic view of the network, constituting a relevant reference to develop a comprehensive understanding of the impact of WOCO, useful to researchers, managers, and regulatory bodies, and identifying the potential research gaps and future research direction.

Keyword : telework, remote work, work from home, economic, remote job, bibliometric analysis

How to Cite
Petcu, M. A., & Cișmașu, I. D. (2023). Exploring economic effects of work out of company office based on bibliometric analysis. Journal of Business Economics and Management, 24(4), 676–695. https://doi.org/10.3846/jbem.2023.20247
Published in Issue
Nov 8, 2023
Abstract Views
272
PDF Downloads
236
Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

References

Aleem, M., Sufyan, M., Ameer, I., & Mustak, M. (2023). Remote work and the COVID-19 pandemic: An artificial intelligence-based topic modeling and a future agenda. Journal of Business Research, 154, Article 113303. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2022.113303

Althoff, L., Eckert, F., Ganapati, S., & Walsh, C. (2022). The geography of remote work. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 93, Article 103770. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2022.103770

Anakpo, G., Nqwayibana, Z., & Mishi, S. (2023). The impact of work-from-home on employee performance and productivity: A systematic review. Sustainability, 15(5), Article 4529. https://doi.org/10.3390/su15054529

Anwar, M. A., & Graham, M. (2021). Between a rock and a hard place: Freedom, flexibility, precarity and vulnerability in the gig economy in Africa. Competition & Change, 25(2), 237–258. https://doi.org/10.1177/1024529420914473

Arunprasad, P., Dey, C., Jebli, F., Manimuthu, A., & El Hathat, Z. (2022). Exploring the remote work challenges in the era of COVID-19 pandemic: Review and application model. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 29(10), 3333–3355. https://doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-07-2021-0421

Awada, M., Becerik-Gerber, B., Hoque, S., O’Neill, Z., Pedrielli, G., Wen, J., & Wu, T. (2021). Ten questions concerning occupant health in buildings during normal operations and extreme events including the COVID-19 pandemic. Building and Environment, 188, Article 107480. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.107480

Bartsch, S., Weber, E., Büttgen, M., & Huber, A. (2020). Leadership matters in crisis-induced digital transformation: How to lead service employees effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Service Management, 32(1), 71–85. https://doi.org/10.1108/JOSM-05-2020-0160

Belostecinic, G., Mogoș, R. I., Popescu, M. L., Burlacu, S., Rădulescu, C. V., Bodislav, D. A., Bran, F., & Oancea-Negescu, M. D. (2021). Teleworking – An economic and social impact during COVID-19 pandemic: A data mining analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(1), Article 298. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19010298

Belzunegui-Eraso, A., & Erro-Garcés, A. (2020). Teleworking in the context of the Covid-19 crisis. Sustainability, 12(9), Article 3662. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12093662

Bhattacharya, S., & Basu, P. K. (1998). Mapping a research area at the micro level using co-word analysis. Scientometrics, 43(3), 359–372. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02457404

Bieszk-Stolorz, B., & Markowicz, I. (2022). The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the situation of the unemployed in Poland. A study using survival analysis methods. Sustainability, 14(19), Article 12677. https://doi.org/10.3390/su141912677

Callon, M., Courtial, J.-P., Turner, W. A., & Bauin, S. (1983). From translations to problematic networks: An introduction to co-word analysis. Social Science Information, 22(2), 191–235. https://doi.org/10.1177/053901883022002003

Cetrulo, A., Guarascio, D., & Virgillito, M. E. (2022). Working from home and the explosion of enduring divides: Income, employment and safety risks. Economia Politica, 39(2), 345–402. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40888-021-00251-7

Choudhury, P. (Raj), Foroughi, C., & Larson, B. (2021). Work-from-anywhere: The productivity effects of geographic flexibility. Strategic Management Journal, 42(4), 655–683. https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.3251

Clarivate Analytics. (n.d.) Web of Science. Retrieved March 10, 2023, from https://www.webofknowledge.com

del Carpio, X., Cuesta, J. A., Kugler, M. D., Hernández, G., & Piraquive, G. (2022). What effects could global value chain and digital infrastructure development policies have on poverty and inequality after COVID-19? Journal of Risk and Financial Management, 15(2), Article 43. https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm15020043

del Rio-Chanona, R. M., Mealy, P., Pichler, A., Lafond, F., & Farmer, J. D. (2020). Supply and demand shocks in the COVID-19 pandemic: An industry and occupation perspective. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 36(Supplement_1), S94–S137. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxrep/graa033

Dingel, J. I., & Neiman, B. (2020). How many jobs can be done at home? Journal of Public Economics, 189, Article 104235. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2020.104235

Dogra, P. & Parrey, A.H. (2022). Work from home amid black swan event (Covid-19): A bibliometric analysis from a social science perspective. Kybernetes. https://doi.org/10.1108/K-09-2022-1348

Dubrovskaya, J., & Kosonogova, E. (2021). The impact of digitalization on the demand for labor in the context of working specialties: Spatial analysis. St Petersburg University Journal of Economic Studies, 37(3), 395–412. https://doi.org/10.21638/spbu05.2021.302

Forsythe, E., Kahn, L. B., Lange, F., & Wiczer, D. (2020). Labor demand in the time of COVID-19: Evidence from vacancy postings and UI claims. Journal of Public Economics, 189, Article 104238. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2020.104238

Gajendran, R. S., Harrison, D. A., & Delaney-Klinger, K. (2015). Are telecommuters remotely good citizens? Unpacking telecommuting’s effects on performance via i-deals and job. Personnel Psychology, 68(2), 353–393. https://doi.org/10.1111/peps.12082

Gareis, K. (2002). The intensity of telework in 2002 in the EU, Switzerland and the USA.

Gupta, Y. P., Karimi, J., & Somers, T. M. (1995). Telecommuting: Problems associated with communications technologies and their capabilities. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 42(4), 305–318. https://doi.org/10.1109/17.482081

Gurstein, P. (1996). Planning for telework and home-based employment: Reconsidering the home/work separation. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 15(3), 212–224. https://doi.org/10.1177/0739456X9601500305

Haddon, L., & Brynin, M. (2005). The character of telework and the characteristics of teleworkers. New Technology, Work and Employment, 20(1), 34–46. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-005X.2005.00142.x

Handwerker, E., Meyer, P., Piacentini, J., Schultz, M., & Sveikauskas, L. (2020). Employment recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Monthly Labor Review. https://doi.org/10.21916/mlr.2020.27

Herrera, J., De las Heras-Rosas, C., Rodríguez-Fernández, M., & Ciruela-Lorenzo, A. M. (2022). Teleworking: The link between worker, family and company. Systems, 10(5), Article 134. https://doi.org/10.3390/systems10050134

Hunter, P. (2019). Remote working in research: An increasing usage of flexible work arrangements can improve productivity and creativity. EMBO Reports, 20(1). https://doi.org/10.15252/embr.201847435

Hynes, M. (2014). Telework isn’t working: A policy review. The Economic and Social Review, 45, 579–602.

Kesselring, S. (2015). Corporate mobilities regimes. mobility, power and the socio-geographical structurations of mobile work. Mobilities, 10(4), 571–591. https://doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2014.887249

Kessler, M. M. (1963). Bibliographic coupling between scientific papers. American Documentation, 14(1), 10–25. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.5090140103

Kuzior, A., Kettler, K., & Rąb, Ł. (2021). Digitalization of work and human resources processes as a way to create a sustainable and ethical organization. Energies, 15(1), Article 172. https://doi.org/10.3390/en15010172

Mirakyan, A., & Berezka, S. (2021, June). Management and COVID-19: Digital shift to remote work and remote management. In International Conference on Digital Transformation and Global Society (pp. 446–460). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-93715-7_32

Moglia, M., Hopkins, J., & Bardoel, A. (2021). Telework, hybrid work and the United Nation’s sustainable development goals: Towards policy coherence. Sustainability, 13(16), Article 9222. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169222

Monusova, G. A. (2021). Working at home and outside: Working conditions and non-working hours. Voprosy Ekonomiki, 12, 118–138. https://doi.org/10.32609/0042-8736-2021-12-118-138

Munawar, H. S., Khan, S. I., Qadir, Z., Kouzani, A. Z., & Mahmud, M. A. P. (2021a). Insight into the Impact of COVID-19 on Australian transportation sector: An economic and community-based perspective. Sustainability, 13(3), Article 1276. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031276

Munawar, H. S., Khan, S. I., Qadir, Z., Kiani, Y. S., Kouzani, A. Z., & Mahmud, M. A. P. (2021b). Insights into the mobility pattern of Australians during COVID-19. Sustainability, 13(17), Article 9611. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13179611

Nappo, N., Fiorillo, D., & Lubrano Lavadera, G. (2022). Subjective job insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy. Italian Economic Journal. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40797-022-00209-z

Nayak, S., & Pandit, D. (2021). Potential of telecommuting for different employees in the Indian context beyond COVID-19 lockdown. Transport Policy, 111, 98–110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2021.07.010

Olson, M. H. (1983). Remote office work: Changing work patterns in space and time. Communications of the ACM, 26(3), 182–187. https://doi.org/10.1145/358061.358068

Peters, H. P. F., & Van Raan, A. F. J. (1991). Structuring scientific activities by co-author analysis: An expercise on a university faculty level. Scientometrics, 20(1), 235–255. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02018157

Russo, D., Hanel, P. H. P., Altnickel, S., & van Berkel, N. (2021). Predictors of well-being and productivity among software professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic – a longitudinal study. Empirical Software Engineering, 26(4), Article 62. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10664-021-09945-9

Salazar, M. (2021). Implementation of tax incentives to avoid unemployment caused by the economic situation due to the COVID-19 health emergency in Mexico. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, 13(4). https://doi.org/10.21659/rupkatha.v13n4.64

Santana, M., & Cobo, M. J. (2020). What is the future of work? A science mapping analysis. European Management Journal, 38(6), 846–862. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emj.2020.04.010

Schulz, J., Robinson, L., McClain, N., & Reisdorf, B. C. (2023). Gig work, telework, precarity, and the pandemic. American Behavioral Scientist. https://doi.org/10.1177/00027642231155371

Shearmur, R. (2021). Conceptualising and measuring the location of work: Work location as a probability space. Urban Studies, 58(11), 2188–2206. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098020912124

Shipman, K., Burrell, D. N., & Huff Mac Pherson, A. (2021). An organizational analysis of how managers must understand the mental health impact of teleworking during COVID-19 on employees. International Journal of Organizational Analysis. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOA-03-2021-2685

Stephens, K. K. (2023). Mobile work, mobility, and mobile devices: Responding to a societal shift. Mobile Media & Communication, 11(1), 118–124. https://doi.org/10.1177/20501579221126956

Sullivan, C. (2003). What’s in a name? Definitions and conceptualisations of teleworking and homeworking. New Technology, Work and Employment, 18(3), 158–165. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-005X.00118

Urbaniec, M., Małkowska, A., & Włodarkiewicz-Klimek, H. (2022). The impact of technological developments on remote working: Insights from the Polish managers’ perspective. Sustainability, 14(1), Article 552. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14010552

Venkatesh, A., & Vitalari, N. P. (1992). An emerging distributed work arrangement: An investigation of computer-based supplemental work at home. Management Science, 38(12), 1687–1706. https://doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.38.12.1687

Vishwanathan, S. S., Garg, A., Tiwari, V., & Shukla, P. R. (2018). India in 2 °C and well below 2 °C worlds: Opportunities and challenges. Carbon Management, 9(5), 459–479. https://doi.org/10.1080/17583004.2018.1476588

Yaish, M., Mandel, H., & Kristal, T. (2021). Has the economic lockdown following the Covid-19 pandemic changed the gender division of labor in Israel? Gender & Society, 35(2), 256–270. https://doi.org/10.1177/08912432211001297

Yang, D., Kelly, E. L., Kubzansky, L. D., & Berkman, L. (2023). Working from home and worker well-being: New evidence from Germany. ILR Review, 76(3), 504–531. https://doi.org/10.1177/00197939221148716

Yuan, Y., Archer, N., Connelly, C. E., & Zheng, W. (2010). Identifying the ideal fit between mobile work and mobile work support. Information & Management, 47(3), 125–137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.im.2009.12.004

Zamfir, A.-M., & Aldea, A. B. (2020). Digital skills and labour market resilience. Postmodern Openings, 11(1Sup2), 188–195. https://doi.org/10.18662/po/11.1sup2/151

Zenkteler, M., Foth, M., & Hearn, G. (2021). The role of residential suburbs in the knowledge economy: Insights from a design charrette into nomadic and remote work practices. Journal of Urban Design, 26(4), 422–440. https://doi.org/10.1080/13574809.2020.1860673

Zhang, R., & Zhang, J. (2021). Long-term pathways to deep decarbonization of the transport sector in the post-COVID world. Transport Policy, 110, 28–36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2021.05.018

Zhang, T., Gerlowski, D., & Acs, Z. (2022). Working from home: Small business performance and the COVID-19 pandemic. Small Business Economics, 58(2), 611–636. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-021-00493-6