Emergence of new legal and regulatory mechanisms for the internet workforce

Gururajan, Raj (2004) Emergence of new legal and regulatory mechanisms for the internet workforce. Internet Business Review , 1. pp. 1-15. ISSN 1832-1151


[Abstract]: Gartner Research suggests that many CEOs are interested to gain insights into existing and emerging legal frameworks for the Internet workforce. The main
objective of gaining such insights is in order to develop enterprise’s management strategies suited to these legal frameworks that have a profound impact on
organisations. In recent months, the behaviour of the workforce has come under scrutiny because of the increased use of various devices used to enable connecting to
the Internet, and the cost associated with such connectivity. As these devices provide mobility to the workforce, they remove the distinction between private and
professional workplaces, and facilitate the workforce to adapt their work styles according to external conditions in a flexible manner. These ‘flexible’ aspects have
forced enterprises to support their work force with devices, tools, processes and collaborative internal and external frameworks in order to achieve efficiency.
However, in real life environment, some of these frameworks may conflict with domestic and international laws, union agreements and other individual employment
contracts. In the Internet domain, these issues also vary by regions, economic conditions and cultural attitudes. This paper provides a theoretical framework on
these legal and regulatory issues specific to the Internet workforce.

© 2004 The Internet Business Review

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2009 05:19
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:25
Uncontrolled Keywords: internet; workforce; legal frameworks
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180199 Law not elsewhere classified
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0899 Other Information and Computing Sciences > 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5830

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