Technophobe vs. Techno-enthusiast: Does the Internet Help or Hinder the Balance Between Work and Home Life?

Coget, Jean-Francois
February 2011
Academy of Management Perspectives;Feb2011, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p95
Academic Journal
The article presents an overview of research concerning the Internet's effect on work-life balance from the perspectives of two groups which are technophobes and techno-enthusiasts. Researchers Judy Wacjman of the London School of Economics, Emily Rose of Australian National University, and Judith E. Brown and Michael Bittman of the University of New England surveyed a sample of Australian employees, tracked their use of the Internet, and found support for the techno-enthusiast perspective that the Internet makes balancing work and home responsibilities easier.


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