Work-Life Strategies & Solutions

On the Evolution of Work Systems in the Digital Economy

Source Materials

Here are reading materials I’ve attained off the Internet. I’ve posted links to them for your convenience. Scholarly source materials are preceded with an asterisk (*) and all others with a dash (-). If you don’t find what you’re looking for, check back again as I will continue to update this list. Feel free to make requests also, and I’ll see what I can find.

Organizational Development

Evolution and Revolution as Organizations Grow (Greiner, L. E., 1972)

– Organizations Evolving (Aldrich, H. E., 1999)

Employee Engagement

– The Boredom Boom by Sandi Mann

Workplace Boredom Among University Faculty Members in Pakistan (Sohail, Ahmad, Tanveer, & Tariq, 2012)

A Review of Behavioral and Biological Correlates of Sensation Seeking in Pakistan (Roberti, 2004)

When the Bored Behave Badly: An Interest Enhancement Model of Counterproductive Work Behavior (Skoronski, 2008)

– Employee Engagement: Maximizing Organizational Performance by Right Management

– Effects of Country & Age on Work Engagement, Job Satisfaction & Organizational Commitment Among Employees (Sarkisian, Pitt-Catsouphes, Bhate, Lee, Carpinha, & Minnich, 2011) in the United Statesin Brazilin Japanin Mexico, and in the Netherlands

Chapter 11: Knowledge Worker Productivity and the Practice of Self-Management by Hunter & Scherer

Rewarding Knowledge Worker Productivity Beyond the Corner Office by Brand

– Employee Engagement: Best Practices for Employers by Research Works (2009)

Evolution of Work

*Heying, Charles H., “Brew to Bikes : Portland’s Artisan Economy” (2010). Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations. Paper 52. Available at

*The Impact of Technological Change on Older Workers: Evidence from Data on Computers (Friedberg, L.; 1999)

– Talent Mobility 2020 The next generation of international assignments (PriceWaterhouseCoopers)

– The Future of Work A New Approach to Productivity and Competitive Advantage by Cognizant

– Virtual Worlds, Real Leaders: Online games put the future of business leadership on display (IBM, Seriousity; 2007)

– The Information Age Mindset: Changes in Students and Implications for Higher Education by Jason L. Frand

[Book] – Chapters 8 & 9 of Future Work (Maitland & Thomson, Palgrave Macmillan 2011) – Chapter 8 is How to break free of the old model and Chapter 9 is Putting it into practice.

The Work-Life Evolution Study (Harrington, 2007)

The Evolution of Socio-Technical Systems: A Conceptual Framework and an Action Research Program (Trist, 1981)

– Redesigning Your Organization for the Future of Work (Erickson, 2008)

– The Future of Work — Trends and Implications (Rand Corporation, 2004)

– Future Work and Work Trends (O’Neill, 2009)

– The Changing World of Work: Trends and Implications for Leaders (Sullivan, 2009)

– Future Work Skills 2020 (Davies, Fidler, & Gorbis, 2011)

– Flexible Working: Goodbye to the Nine to Five (Institute of Leadership & Management)

The Digital Economy

[Book] Great Transition: The Promise and Lure of the Times Ahead by by Paul Raskin; Tariq Banuri; Gilberto Gallopin; Pablo Gutman; Al Hammond

– Job Opportunities in the Information Society: Exploiting the Potential of the Information Revolution (European Commission, 1998)

– The Future of the Internet Economy by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Policy Brief (2008) & A Statistical Profile (2011)

– The Information Age: An Anthology on Its Impact and Consequences (Alberts & Papp, 1997)


– Chapter 3 The Diverse Workforce: Individual Differences, Personality, and Career Development (

Personality Type and Workforce Diversity as Predictors of Ethical Behavior and Job Satisfaction among Nigerian Policeman (Afolabi & Omole, 2011)

Mapping Individual Variations in Learning Capacity (Mercado, 2011)

Is there a genetic contribution to cultural differences? Collectivism, individualism and genetic markers of social sensitivity (Way, B. M. & Lieberman, M. D., 2010)

When Personality and Culture Clash: The Psychological Distress of Allocentrics in an Individualist Culture and Idiocentrics in a Collectivist Culture (Caldwell-Harris, C.L. & Ayçiçegi, A., 2006)

Variation in the μ-opioid receptor gene (OPRM1) is associated with dispositional and neural sensitivity to social rejection (Way, B. M., Taylor, S. E., & Eisenberger, 2009)

The Forced Choice Dilemma : A Model Incorporating Idiocentric/Allocentric Cultural Orientation (Jung, J. Y., McCormick, J., & Gross, M. U. M., 2012)

Idiocentric and allocentric differences in emotional expression, experience, and the coherence between expression and experience (Matsumoto, D. & Kupperbusch, C., 2001)


– Self-Employment in the United States: An Update (Hipple, 2004)


Digital Entrepreneurship and its Sociomaterial Enactment (Davidson & Vaast)

Telework (or Workshifting)

“Are You a Trustworthy Partner in a Cross-cultural Virtual Environment?” – Behavioral Cultural Intelligence and Receptivity-based Trust in Virtual Collaboration (Li, Y.; Li, H.; Madche, A.; & Pei-Luen, P. R.; 2012)

Virtual Teams: Effects of Technological Mediation on Team Performance (Driskell, J. E.; Radtke, P. H.; & Salas, E.; 2003)

– Managing a Remote Workforce: Proven Practices from Successful Leaders (TheWorkDesign Collaborative, LLC; 2010)

The Health and Wellbeing of Remote and Mobile Workers (Crawford, 2009)

– Legal Issues Abound in the World of Telecommuting Including: Workers’ Compensation, Tax Issues, and Compliance with ADA and OSHA Regulations (Winters, 2007)

Telecommuting and Environmental Policy: Lessons from the ecommute Program (Walls, Nelson, & Safirova, 2005)

Telecommuting and Emissions Reductions: Evaluating Results from the ecommute Program (Walls & Nelson, 2004)

A Review of Telework Research: Findings, New Directions, and Lessons for the Study of Modern Work (Bailey & Kurland, 2002)

– Knowledge Worker Productivity: Challenges, Issues, Solutions (GSA Enterprise Transformation, 2011)

– Set Up Remote Workers to Thrive (Mulki, Bardhi, Lassk, & Nanavaty-Dahl, 2009)

Remote Work: An Examination of Current Trends and Emerging Issues (Busch, Nash, & Bell, 2011)

– The World of Virtual Work: Facts and Statistics (Manpower)

– Guide to Telework in the Federal Government (U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 2011)

– Implementing & Managing a Telework Program: A Complete Guide to Properly Managing Telework Employees (Viack Corporation)

– Bringing Work Home: Advantages and Challenges of Telecommuting (Hamilton)

– The State of Telework in the U.S.: How Individuals, Business, and Government Benefit (Lister & Harnish, 2011)

– The Business Case for Telecommuting (WFC Resources, Inc.)

– The Reality of Virtual Work: Is Your Organization Ready? (Thompson & Caputo, Aon Consulting, 2009)

– The Virtual Work Environment: Strategies for Success (Aon Insurance Services, 2011)

– Making Virtual Work “Business as Usual” It’s all been said, so how do we get it done? (Mclnerney, Idehen, & Goodman at Deloitte Development LLC, 2012)

– Workspace Utilization and Allocation Benchmark (U.S. General Services Administration, 2011)

Managing a Virtual Workplace (Cascio, 2000)

– The Unique Challenges of Virtual Teams (McKinnon, 2003)

Five Challenges to Virtual Team Success: Lessons from Sabre, Inc. (Kirkman, Rosen, Gibson, & Tesluk, 2002)

Virtual Teams: A Literature Review (Ebrahim, Ahmed, & Taha, 2009)

– Telework: The Advantages and Challenges of Working Here, There, Anywhere, and Anytime (Kurland & Bailey, 1999)

Comparing Telework Locations and Traditional Work Arrangements: Differences in Work-Life Balance Support, Job Satisfaction, and Inclusions (Morganson, Major, Oborn, Verive, & Heelan, 2010)

– Managing Virtual Teams (Intranet Focus Ltd, 2012)

– The Challenges of Working in Virtual Teams (RW3 CultureWizard LLC, 2012)

– Virtual Teams: Challenges and Opportunities (HRCgroup 2010)

– Workshifting Benefits: the Bottom Line (Lister, 2010)

Virtual Work Environments in the Post-Recession Era (Bullock & Klein)

– The Workplace Revolution: Six Steps to Build a Successful Virtual Workforce (Haid)

2 responses to “Source Materials

  1. Alex Hagan April 7, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Wow, this is a very comprehensive and useful list, thanks for sharing!

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