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Mobile Virtual Work

A New Paradigm?

  • J. H. Erik Andriessen
  • Matti Vartiainen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Concepts and Prevalence

    1. Erik Andriessen, Matti Vartiainen
      Pages 1-12
    2. Karsten Gareis, Stefan Lilischkis, Alexander Mentrup
      Pages 45-69
    3. Minna Helle
      Pages 71-93
  3. Mobility in Work

    1. Mark Perry, Jackie Brodie
      Pages 95-127
    2. Ludger Schmidt, Holger Luczak
      Pages 153-176
    3. Niklas Johansson, Torbjörn Lind, Bengt Sandblad
      Pages 177-202
    4. Marion Wiethoff, Thierry Meulenbroek, Hans Stafleu, Rogier van Boxtel
      Pages 203-229
    5. Peter Richter, Jelka Meyer, Fanny Sommer
      Pages 231-252
    6. Robert M Verburg, Stefania Testa, Ursula Hyrkkänen, Niklas Johansson
      Pages 267-288
  4. Organisational Strategies

    1. Mariano Corso, Antonella Martini, Luisa Pellegrini
      Pages 291-318
    2. Sven Lindmark, Mats Magnusson, Filippo Renga
      Pages 319-342
    3. Hans Schaffers, Liz Carver, Torsten Brodt, Terrence Fernando, Robert Slagter
      Pages 343-368
    4. Matti Vartiainen, Erik Andriessen
      Pages 369-386
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 387-392

About this book


Dear Reader This is a book about mobile virtual work. It aims at clarifying the basic concepts and showing present practices and future challenges. The roots of the book are in the collaboration of few European practitioners and - searchers, who met each other under the umbrella of the Swedish SALTSA programme (see next page) in January 2002 in Stockholm. The group was first called ‘ICT, Mobility and Work Organisation’ but redefined itself quickly as ‘Mobile Virtual Cooperative Work’ group. The change of the name reflects the development of reasoning in the group. We could not find much material on mobile work, certainly not systematic studies, - though a growing interest in mobile technologies and services could be found. Practices of telework and virtual organizations were better known, but we were convinced that the combination with mobile work was so- thing different and new. Our main target became to understand what it was all about. The next step was an expert meeting in October 2004 at Rånäs Castle again in Sweden. A wider group of experts was invited to present their views on mobile virtual work and ideas about book chapters from different perspectives of working life. Some of the expertise could be found through the network of the AMI@Work family created by the New Working En- ronments unit of the European Commission’s Information Society Dir- torate-General. Also close collaboration was developed with the related MOSAIC program.


Design Information Technology (IT) Mobile Organization Organisation Stress Virtual Work business collaboration human factors knowledge management organization organizations technology usability

Editors and affiliations

  • J. H. Erik Andriessen
    • 1
  • Matti Vartiainen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Work and Organisational PsychologyDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Laboratory of Work Psychology and LeadershipHelsinki University of TechnologyEspooFinland

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