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Preliminary findings on the commute travel implications of stated preference female teleworkers in Kuala Lumpur

Mustafa, Mootaz Munjid and Kadar Hamsa, Abdul Azeez (2013) Preliminary findings on the commute travel implications of stated preference female teleworkers in Kuala Lumpur. In: 10th Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, 9-12 September 2013, Taipei, Taiwan.

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Abstract

Teleworking has been recognized and promoted as one of the number of strategies for alleviating traffic congestion in urban areas, especially reducing rush-hour traffic. Substantial evidences in the literature suggest that teleworking is more suited to women who when compared to men, experience more work/non-work role conflict and more career interruptions. It is the purpose of this paper to verify and explore the commute travel implications of potential female telecommuters in Kuala Lumpur. Preliminary data analysis indicated an average saving of 312 vehicle-kilometers per teleworker per month as a result of teleworking, and an overall reduction of more than 160,000 commute trips per month. The financial burden of setting up a home office seems to be the biggest barrier preventing the propagation of teleworking among female employees in Kuala Lumpur.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 6229/33709 (Proceedings of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, Vol.9, 2013)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teleworking, Travel, Traffic congestion, Female employees, Kuala Lumpur
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Foundation Studies
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Azeez Kadar Hamsa
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2014 09:47
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2014 09:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/33709

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