Wireless support for mobile distributed work: A taxonomy and examples

Stuart Barnes

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Individually, the penetration of distributed networks and mobile telecommunications in the developed world has evoked considerable change in our daily lives - how we work, live and learn. Combined, the potential impact of the wireless networks and related applications is immense. Although the literature on wireless applications has predominantly focused on business-to-consumer markets, following the patterns in the media and e-commerce research, it is now becoming clear that mobile networking will provide a tremendous impetus to the development of other strategic applications for businesses. This paper explores this emerging area of wireless applications in the business. It provides a background to conceptual ideas of mobile distributed work (MDW), and a framework for understanding the development of MDW in organizations. The paper also begins to apply these conceptual ideas in a number of case studies. The paper rounds off with a summary and some conclusions regarding the future of MDW.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberDTMCC03
Pages (from-to)1241-1250
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventHawaii International Conference on System Sciences - Big Island, United States
Duration: 5 Jan 20048 Jan 2004


  • Automation
  • Celluar telephone systems
  • Computational methods
  • Data communication systems
  • Electronic commerce
  • Electronic mail
  • Internet
  • Mobile telecommunication systems
  • Personal computers
  • Personal digital assistants
  • Speech recognition
  • Business-to-consumer markets
  • Mobile distributed network (MDW)
  • Mobile networking
  • Wireless networks
  • Telecommunication networks

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