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Arlene Nicholas, Ph.D.

Arlene Nicholas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Faculty Fellow, Graduate Program Coordinator
Business Studies and Economics | Healthcare Administration and Management

It is Dr. Arlene Nicholas' great fortune to have a career at her alma mater. Her past work in management, including profit and nonprofit sectors, as well as consulting complements her teaching, research and writing. Educating students about critical management methods in a variety of areas is an exciting challenge. Today’s global and technological environment requires extensive communication and management skills. Enhancing students’ abilities in analytical thinking and writing while instilling the importance of continuous learning is her mission.

Dr. Nicholas also keeps engaged by presenting papers at national and international scholarly conferences and speaking to international businesses and professional organizations. Some of her works have been published as a book, a chapter in an encyclopedia, and in scholarly journals. 

Her research interests include electronic monitoring in the workplace, benefit corporations, generational studies with a particular focus on Millennials, e-book and e-textbook usage, best practices in learning management systems and online education, human resource management, knowledge management, social responsibility and teleworking.

Featured Spring/Fall 2018

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology

Fourth Edition

Edited by Mehdi Khosrow-Pour

Chapter 64 | Motivational Factors of Telework

Arlene J. Nicholas

Abstract:   Telework is a growing method of employment with a variety of benefits. Telework enables work from anywhere, anytime through information communication technologies (ICT) (Garett & Danziger, 2006). A recent Gallup poll of 1011 adults in the U.S. shows a steady increase in telework, with a short term dip caused by the 2008 economic crash. Forbes analyzed 40,000 jobs posted on Flexjobs 2015 to create the Top 100 Companies for Remote Jobs list. The 36% increase of listings from the previous year included jobs in IT, medical and health, sales, administration, customer service, education and training, and marketing (Shin, 2016). The variation of jobs permitting telework include full time, part time, contract and seasonal workers. Unexpected were some positions, such as Director of Community Advancement - full time, Physiotherapist - part time, Expert Wellness Coach - part time, and Vice President of Communications and Development - full time (FlexJobs, 2016).

In recent years, our world has experienced a profound shift and progression in available computing and knowledge sharing innovations. These emerging advancements have developed at a rapid pace, disseminating into and affecting numerous aspects of contemporary society. This has created a pivotal need for an innovative compendium encompassing the latest trends, concepts, and issues surrounding this relevant discipline area. During the past 15 years, the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology has become recognized as one of the landmark sources of the latest knowledge and discoveries in this discipline.

The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition is a 10-volume set which includes 705 original and previously unpublished research articles covering a full range of perspectives, applications, and techniques contributed by thousands of experts and researchers from around the globe.

APA Citation

Nicholas, Arlene J. “Motivational Factors of Telework.” In Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition. edited by Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., 740-753. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2018.  doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch064


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