AN OLD-NEW CHALLENGE FOR HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT: BUILDING A FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING THE COMMUTING-RELATED PROBLEMS IN THE WORKPLACE


Emre O., Kalkan V. D.

19th International-Business-Information-Management-Association Conference, Barcelona, İspanya, 12 - 13 Kasım 2011, ss.58-63

  • Basıldığı Şehir: Barcelona
  • Basıldığı Ülke: İspanya
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.58-63

Özet

This paper presents an overview of the effects of the daily worktrips of the workers to their workplace and its individual and organizational consequences drawing upon transportation and urban economics literature. Often described with the term "commuting", daily trips to and from work is more salient in modern, industrialized society and especially in metropolitan residences. It is consequential for workers with undesired levels of commuting, in terms of costs and negative attitudes towards work It is also consequential for organizations with its effects on recruitment processes, motivation, job performance and absenteeism. The paper identifies the main commuting-related problems and research areas that are managerially relevant and potentially useful for future human resource and organizational behavior studies.