Remote working and its facilitative nuances: visualizing the intellectual structure and setting future research agenda

Jain, Shanu, Devi, Sarita and Kumar, Vibhash (2023) Remote working and its facilitative nuances: visualizing the intellectual structure and setting future research agenda. Management Research Review. ISSN 2040-8269 (In Press)

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, remote working (RW) has emerged as a viable alternative to working employees in general and knowledge workers in particular. However, previous researchers have worked on the concept, development and facilitation of RW since the 1970s. Therefore, this study aims to review the existing literature on RW to ascertain the evolution of the concept in the business and management domain and provide for requisite arguments to extend the settings for future research agendas.

The authors based this study on a bibliometric analysis of articles (n = 349) retrieved from the Web of Science database published between January 1990 and October 2021. The authors have used a bibliometric toolbox comprising performance analysis, science mapping and network analysis in various software namely, VOSviewer, Gephi and Biblioshiny package in R.

The study’s results accentuated important themes like work–life balance, strengthening digital infrastructure, performance and productivity, hybrid work models and well-being and clustered them under four heads with proposed future research questions.

Research limitations/implications
The study is based on a single database; the authors have used an extensive but not exhaustive list of keywords to retrieve the articles. The analysis employs certain threshold limits while using the science mapping technique.

Practical implications
This study would enable managers and academics to comprehensively understand remote work and offer logical implications to appreciate its nuances.

This study is unique as it recognizes the intellectual structure in the existing literature on RW and traces the advancements and exponential growth post-COVID-19. The authors recapitulated the literature as network analysis of the RW facilitation model comprising the antecedents, outcomes, mediators and moderators

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Remote working | Teleworking | Telecommuting | Work from home | Bibliometric analysis, Intellectual structure, Review, Future research, Emerging trends, Pandemic
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Business, Management and Accounting > Business and International Management
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Subhajit Bhattacharjee
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2024 05:10
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2024 05:10
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