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作者 Schneider, Lori Kathleen
書名 At home in the global work place: Remote workers' experience of local place in global corporations
國際標準書號 9781109144642
book jacket
說明 311 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 70-05, Section: A, page: 1801
Adviser: Valerie Malhotra Bentz
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Fielding Graduate University, 2009
This hermeneutic phenomenological study explored how remote workers in global corporations experience and interpret the local places where they live and work, based on Heidegger's thinking about space, place, and dwelling, Giddens' conception of globalization as "time-space distanciation," research on remote work, and concepts from architectural theory. The 8 study participants are knowledge workers in the United States and Europe who work full time from home as employees of three large global corporations
The study began with my personal phenomenological reflection about the experience of place as a remote worker. Phenomenological interviews with the study participants then revealed that remote workers' place experience is complex and variable. Some remote workers have difficulty managing the threshold between work and home and creating spaces for interaction at work; others find creative solutions that suggest best practices for remote workers and their organizations. Some relocate across large distances to places of their choosing; others prefer to stay in place. Without the daily commute, remote workers spend more time in their communities; some become involved in volunteer activities. These global/local citizens become more connected to their communities and may help communities become more globally-connected while retaining unique local qualities
This research suggests that the essential phenomenological nature of place is both spatial and temporal. A place is a specific location within physical space that acquires personal meaning, arising from a person's past history and evolving with ongoing or repeated experience. Individuals make meaning of place as Center (groundedness or rootedness), Setting (activity, convenience or purpose), and Source (generativity, inspiration or transcendence). Each facet of place experience contains, reflects, and tends toward the others; all contribute to the meanings of place. We shape and respond to places based on these lived meanings; places shape us as our lives take place within them
Keywords. Remote work, place, phenomenology, Heidegger, globalization, architecture
School code: 1503
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 70-05A
主題 Philosophy
Sociology, Organizational
0422
0703
Alt Author Fielding Graduate University
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