Digital multilocality: New modes of working between center and periphery in Switzerland

Bürgin, Reto; Mayer, Heike; Kashev, Alexander; Haug, Sigve (2021). Digital multilocality: New modes of working between center and periphery in Switzerland. Journal of Rural Studies, 88, pp. 83-96. 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2021.09.024

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The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) allows to work in multiple locations. The purpose of this article is to investigate how multilocal knowledge workers engage in work in the interplay of workplaces between cities and mountain regions. We follow a mixed methods approach with intertwined quantitative and qualitative data sources. The results show that working in the periphery using marginality can be beneficial and disadvantageous at the same time. Furthermore, marginality is seldom utilized for creativity but preferably for working undisturbed. This study contributes to the literature on marginality and flexible working between urban centers and rural peripheries in the digital age.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Human Geography > Unit Economic Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Human Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Mathematics and Statistics > Institute of Mathematics
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
11 Centers of Competence > Center for Regional Economic Development (CRED)

UniBE Contributor:

Bürgin, Reto; Mayer, Heike; Kashev, Alexander and Haug, Sigve

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
500 Science > 510 Mathematics
700 Arts > 710 Landscaping & area planning
900 History > 910 Geography & travel

ISSN:

07430167

Language:

English

Submitter:

Carmen Metzler

Date Deposited:

18 Nov 2021 14:52

Last Modified:

18 Nov 2021 14:52

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jrurstud.2021.09.024

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/160780

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/160780

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