Far away and yet so close: urban-rural linkages in the context of multilocal work arrangements

Bürgin, Reto; Mayer, Heike; Kashev, Alexander; Haug, Sigve (2022). Far away and yet so close: urban-rural linkages in the context of multilocal work arrangements. Regional studies, regional science, 9(1), pp. 110-131. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/21681376.2022.2042370

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Digital technologies allow knowledge workers to work from multiple locations in both urban and rural areas, creating urban–rural linkages. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) play a critical role. We used a novel mixed-methods approach to combine quantitative data from laptop and
smartphone tracking with qualitative data from ethnographic walk-along observations and semistructured interviews to analyse the creation of urban–rural linkages and temporary proximity in multilocal work arrangements. The results show that multilocal knowledge workers create urban–rural linkages on demand, thereby generating temporary proximity between the urban and the rural. Yet, the
economic embedding of these workers in the rural is limited.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Mathematics and Statistics > Institute of Mathematics
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 > 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:

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

ISSN:

2168-1376

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis

Language:

English

Submitter:

Simon Andreas Künzi

Date Deposited:

29 Mar 2022 15:33

Last Modified:

29 Mar 2022 15:33

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/21681376.2022.2042370

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/167009

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/167009

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