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An Analysis of the Factors Influencing the Adoption of Flexible Work Arrangements in Public Agencies

  • Journal of Regional Studies and Development
  • Abbr : JRSD
  • 2015, 24(2), pp.187-217
  • DOI : 10.18350/ipaid.2015.24.2.187
  • Publisher : Institute for Poverty Alleviation and International Development: IPAID
  • Research Area : Social Science > Area Studies > Regional Studies in general > Comparative / Statistical Regional Studies

Kim, Soon Yang 1 배문수 1 Soo Jung Go 2

1영남대학교
2경일대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this article is to analyze the factors influencing the adoption of flexible work arrangements in public agencies. Independent variables are divided into individual variables and institutional ones. While the former includes child rearing, the reduction of commuter time and cost, self-development, and decline in income, the latter contains the establishment of the system to prevent possible disadvantages in personnel management, the necessity of face-to-face approval, a general practice of long hours working, and the possible decline of job quality. Research outcomes are drawn from a logistic-regression analysis on the questionnaire survey targeting the employees in the Road Traffic Authority. In addition, the article conducts cross tabulations, in order to ascertain the differences according to sex, occupation type, and position. As a result of analysis, this article confirmed that such variables as child rearing, the reduction of commuter time and cost, and self-development have a positive influence on the adoption of flexible work arrangements, whereas decline in income exerts a negative influence on the adoption. Based on an empirical analysis, this article suggested the following as the activators of the flexible work arrangements in public agencies: improving organizational culture and managerial routines, dispelling the worries about the possible disadvantages in personnel management, systematic management of working patterns, modifying relevant rules and regulations, and linking the adoption of flexible work arrangements with performance evaluation on public agencies.

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