DISTRIBUTED WORK AND TRAVEL BEHAVIOUR: THE DYNAMICS OF INTERACTIVE AGENCY CHOICES BETWEEN EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES

This paper develops a framework within which multiple agents make discrete choices in respect of a common objective--the determination of participation in distributed work, especially the opportunities and constraints associated with telecommuting. Concepts in discrete choice and game theories are combined to define a set of choice experiments in which employees/employers interact in arriving at a choice path in a distributed work context. A state choice experiment with offers and feedback (known as an "interactive agency choice experiment" [IACE]) is empirically investigated in the context of telecommuting options with an exploratory sample of employees/employers in Sydney, Australia. The approach highlights the role of information and negotiation in breaking down the barriers to more flexible work activity to deliver potential benefits to the transport system such as reduced traffic congestion and greater environmental sustainability. The paper also identifies the types of incentives that employees/employers have to offer one another in securing effective telecommuting.

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    • Special Issue: Travel Behavior Research
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    Kluwer Academic Publishers

    P.O. Box 17
    Dordrecht,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • BREWER, A M
    • Hensher, D A
  • Publication Date: 2000-2

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 117-148
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  • Accession Number: 00792551
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 2000 12:00AM