Emergence for the need of new legal and regulatory issues on mobile workforce

Gururajan, Raj (2004) Emergence for the need of new legal and regulatory issues on mobile workforce. International Journal of Applied Management and Technology, 2 (1). pp. 71-87. ISSN 1554-4740

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[Abstract]: Many CEOs and enterprise executives are interested to gain insights into
existing and emerging legal frameworks for Mobile workforce. The main objective of
gaining such insights is in order to develop enterprise’s management strategies as these
legal frameworks have profound impact on organisations. In recent months, the
behaviour of the workforce has come under scrutiny because of the increased usage of
mobile devices. As these devices provide mobility to the workforce, they remove the
distinction between private and professional workplaces. For example, employees use
organisational resources such as laptop computers at home for their private use. Due to
‘globalisation’, workforce is made to switch roles between private and professional
lives with short lead time according to various conditions such as differing time zones
dictated by external conditions. The mobility and flexibility offered by the mobile
devices facilitate the current workforce to adapt their work styles according to these
external conditions. These ‘flexible’ aspects have forced enterprises to support their
mobile 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 mobile domain, these issues also
vary by regions and depend upon varying legal frameworks, economic conditions and
cultural attitudes. This paper provides a theoretical framework on these emerging legal
and regulatory issues specific to mobile workforce.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2004 by The International Journal of Applied Management and Technology and Walden University. Additional copyrights are held by authors and credited content creators.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2009 05:03
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobile workforce, wireless technology
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1899 Other Law and Legal Studies > 189999 Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5919

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