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Location, location, location : does place of work really matter ?

Redman, T. and Snape, E. and Ashurst, C. (2009) 'Location, location, location : does place of work really matter ?', British journal of management., 20 (S1). pp. 171-181.


This paper examines the work attitudes of home- and office-based workers. A review of the existing literature finds both pessimistic and optimistic accounts of the impact of homeworking on employee attitudes and behaviours. Drawing on a survey of 749 managerial and professional employees in knowledge-intensive industries, the study finds more support for the optimistic perspective. The findings suggest that homeworking is positively associated with employee well-being and a more balanced work–home relationship. There is no evidence that organizational citizenship behaviours are reduced by homeworking but there is some support for homeworking undermining employees' perception of the organization as supporting their careers and personal development.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Spatial flexibility, Homeworkers, Wellbeing, Work-life balance, Organizational citizenship behaviour, Knowledge workers.
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