The technological potential for separating work from the workplace is constantly increasing. Mobile devices, mobile internet access and remote access to firms’ internal networks and data allow for working anywhere at any time, i.e. Ubiquitous Working (UW). An interdisciplinary network of scholars is using theory-based empirical research to explore the opportunities and challenges arising from UW. For this purpose, the project makes use of rich data on both, employees and employers, in order to examine the diverse dimensions of UW that are relevant from the perspective of the disciplines involved – economics, work psychology, media psychology, occupational medicine, and sociology. The project’s objective is to bring together these disciplines in a closely collaborating network of institutions and scholars in order to gain deeper insights into the phenomenon of UW.

Selected Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals

Discussion and Working Papers

Arntz, Melanie, Sarra Ben Yahmed and Francesco Berlingieri (2019), Working from Home: Heterogeneous Effects on Hours Worked and Wages, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 19-015, Mannheim. Download