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Foundations and Current Issues in IR/HR (IRE 2001)

This subject guide is meant to assist students, particularly those enrolled in IRE 2001, with research papers and assignments.

Telecommuting - Books Avaialble Through U of T Libraries

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Telecommuting - Selected Books in the IRIHR Library

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"remote work"


"working from home"

"work from home"

Databases for searching:

Summons     ProQuest     Google Scholar (articles available through the UofT catalogue)

Getting You Started

HBR, November 10, 2014: Let Employees Choose When, Where, and How to Work

Stanford University, November 2014: Does Working From Home Work? evidence from a Chinese experiment.

HBR, January 2014: To Raise Productivity, Let More Employees Work from Home

Quartz, September 22, 2014: The complete guide to flexible work that doesn’t kill your career," by Max Nisen

Business Insider, October 10, 2014: Why Reddit Might Actually Benefit From Killing Its Work-From-Home Policy

Ipsos Reid & Canadian Employee Relocation Council, April 2014: "Canadians on the Move: Measuring Opinions of Career Mobility Among Canadians" (22 pages, PDF)

Deloitte, January 17, 2014: Beyond Yahoo: Breaking down the “virtual” versus “campus” debate (17 pages, PDF)

Forbes, January 17, 2014: Work From Home: The Top 100 Companies Offering Flexible Jobs In 2014

Working Nowhere: your window on the world of virtual work in all its forms website/blog

Bank of Montreal, April 26, 2013: News Release: "BMO Poll: Canadian Businesses Report Significant Divide on the Benefits of Telecommuting"

The Globe and Mail, February 26, 2013: "Telework or teamwork? Yahoo and the evolution of the office," by [includes the transcript of a chat with University of Toronto sociology professor Scott Schieman of the topic of telecommuting]

The Globe and Mail, February 6, 2013: "Mobile workers are the ‘new norm’," by Wallace Immen

Monthly Labor Review, June 2012: "The hard truth about telecommuting,"  by Mary C. Noonan and Jennifer L. Glass (8 pages, PDF) For additional insight on telecommuting issues, also see:  “Flex-Work: ISO Work-Life Balance,” a three-part series from NPR; “Does Working From Home Work? Evidence from a Chinese Experiment,” from Stanford University; and “Why Showing Your Face at Work Matters,” from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Boston College - Center for Work and Family, 2002: "Bringing Work Home: Advantages and Challenges of Telecommuting," by Elizabeth Hamilton (32 pages, PDF)