|Title:||Distributed Work and Travel Behaviour: The Dynamics of Interactive Agency Choices between Employers and Employees|
|Authors:||Brewer, Ann M.|
Hensher, David A.
|Abstract:||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. Ideas in discrete choice theory and game theory are combined to define a set of choice experiments in which employees and employers interact in arriving at a choice path in a distributed work context. A stated 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 and 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 environmental sustainability. The paper identifies the types of incentives that an employee/er has to offer the employer/employee in securing effective telecommuting.|
|Type of Work:||Working Paper|
|Appears in Collections:||ITLS Working Papers 1998|
|ITS-WP-98-1.pdf||166.65 kB||Adobe PDF|
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