August 31 - September 3, 1999 in Tokyo, Japan To Japanese
Telework Strategies for the New Workforce
The Fourth International Workshop on Telework - Japan 1999
Workshop Overview
Following on from workshops in London (1996), Amsterdam (1997) and Turku, Finland (1998), the International Telework Foundation (ITF) and International Flexwork Forum (IFF) are pleased to announce that the Fourth International Workshop on Telework, held in Tokyo from August 31-September 3, 1999, was successfully concluded. We were extremely happy to see 50 papers from 14 countries, at the Workshop. On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we would like to thank all of those who made the conference not only possible but a resounding success, including our sponsors, cooperating organizations, general supporters and all participants. We now look forward to a successful Fifth Workshop in Sweden next year.

Workshop Venue

Thanks to the generosity of the Japan Institute of Labor, the Workshop was held at the Linc Plaza in the Shinjuku Monolith Building. The Public Conference was held at the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center.
Workshop Program
Day 1 Tuesday August 31 Start 14:00
Workshop Registration/Workshop Guidance/Welcome Party
Day 2 Wednesday September 1
Workshop Registration/Workshop Sessions/Evening Reception
Day 3 Thursday September 2
Workshop Sessions/Evening Reception
Day 4 Friday September 3 Close17:30 (Party Close 19:00)
AM Final Workshop Session/Public Conference/Closing Party

Tuesday August 31
Wednesday September 1
Thursday September 2
Friday September 3
9:30-11:00 Workshop Registration
Plenary Session
Workgroup Session Final Workshop Session
11:00-11:30 Break Break Break
11:30-13:00 Workshop Session Plenary Session Final Workshop Session
13:00-14:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:00-15:30 14:00-16:30 
Workshop Registration 
Workshop Guidance
Workshop Session Workgroup Session 14:00-17:00 
Keynote Speech
European Telework Report
15:30-16:00 Break Break
16:00-17:30 Workshop Session Plenary Session
18:00- 17:00-19:30 
Welcome Party
Evening Reception Evening Reception Farewell Party

Findings Overview

In keeping with the Workshop's interactive style and philosophy of identifying future key areas of research, papers were discussed in a series of working sessions aimed at teasing out shared and divergent issues. The outcome of this dialogue was reported back to the plenary, after which Paul Jackson, in his inimitable style, wove together a synopsis of the discussion.

Individual Abstracts

Workshop A Human Resources Management:

WG A1: Management cases

WG A2: Tackling Marginalization

Workshop B:Innovative Work Processes

WG B1: New Theoretical Frameworks

WG B2: On the Innovation Frontline

Workshop C Technological & Spatial Platforms

WG C1: IT & Communication

WG C2: Space Alternatives

Workshop D: Regional Development

WG D1: Policy Overviews WG D2: International Cases

WG D2: International Cases

Copies of the Workshop Proceedings are available for purchase. Those interested should remit 5,000 yen per copy FREE OF BANK CHARGES to the bank account below. They should also e-mail Wendy Spinks giving the date of remittance, the financial institution used and a postal address. The Proceedings will be posted as soon as payment has been confirmed.

Bank: Sanwa Bank
Branch: Hatchobori Branch
A/C No.: 3694572
A/C Name: Kokusai Flexwork Forum

International Program Committee 

Victor de Pous International Telework Foundation The Netherlands
Geoff Dick University of New South Wales Australia
Gil Gordon Gil Gordon & Associates USA
Kunihiko Higa  Tokyo Institute of Technology  Japan
Masao Hijikata Waseda University  Japan
Paul Jackson International Telework Foundation 
Brunel University
Lars Qvortrup Aarlborg University Denmark
Birger Rapp Linkoping University Sweden
Wendy A. Spinks
International Flexwork Forum 
Josai International University
Reima Suomi Turku School of Economics &Business Administration Finland
Jos van der Wielen International Telework Foundation The Netherlands

Refer to
An independent book review of the publication generated from the 1st Workshop in London, *Teleworking: International Perspectives*, can be found at:HERE

Hosts The fourth International Workshop, 'Telework99', is hosted by:

The International Telework Foundation (ITF)  International Flexwork Forum(IFF)


Japan Productivity Center For Socio-Economic Development

Ministry of Posts and Telecomunications
Ministry of Labour
The Japan Institute of Labour

Hamamatsu City
Foundation for MultiMedia Communicatons
The Satellite Office Association of Japan


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