Teleworking houses as key opportunities of jobseekers in the less developed regions of Hungary

Finna, Henrietta and Földi, Flóra: Teleworking houses as key opportunities of jobseekers in the less developed regions of Hungary. Regional Growth, Competitiveness and Development. pp. 47-60. (2013)

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Abstract

The opportunities of employment in the countryside are nowadays limited in the agriculture and in the industries; however, the service sector may foster equal opportunities of employment in the urban and rural areas as well. Non typical forms of employment, such as teleworking, part time working, definite period contracts, hiring out employees might be tools for increasing the level of employment in the disadvantaged regions. Also, distant or remote working is getting more usual at workplaces, as a global trend, and another possible solution for providing employment opportunities in the countryside is teleworking. A teleworking center or teleworking house is a well-equipped office separated from the location of the company and it is independent from the company’s organizational structure as well. The employees perform the work and communicate with the company by using IT assets and electronic channels. The paper aims to answer the question whether teleworking centers have a reason for being based on the experiences with the existing teleworking houses, evaluating the advantages and disadvantages, and finally, whether establishing new teleworking centers would be advantageous and in which region they shall be established in. The methodology includes analyzing the utilization and future potential of the teleworking houses; analyzing project plans of the telework centers and execution, preparing the SWOT analysis and conducting individual interviews with project leaders of the telework houses and the Hungarian Telework Association. The paper concludes on the competitiveness of the teleworking centers and makes recommendations whether establishing new teleworking houses could act as a tool of regional development and for increasing the level of employment in Hungary.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Regional Growth, Competitiveness and Development
Date: 2013
Page Range: pp. 47-60
ISBN: 978-963-306-222-7
Uncontrolled Keywords: Munkanélküliség - Magyarország, Távmunka, Területfejlesztés, Regionális fejlesztés - Magyarország
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 59-60. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2019. May. 23. 08:26
Last Modified: 2019. May. 23. 08:26
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/57925

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