The History of Digital Nomadism

Publication by Daniel Schlagwein , , ,
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Abstract in English:

This research essay traces the history of digital nomadism, a form of highly mobile digital work that has emerged as an information technology (IT)-enabled global phenomenon with substantial implications for individuals, businesses and societies (Schlagwein 2017). While definite numbers are not available, my estimate, based on primary research, is that, as of 2018, there are several hundred thousand digital nomads. To gain an appreciation of the history of digital nomadism, we need to trace concurrent developments and interwoven historical trends in technology, business and travel.

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Publication Year 2018

Publisher International Workshop on the Changing Nature of Work (CNOW)

English | Discipline Business