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dc.contributor.advisorProwse, Peter J.
dc.contributor.advisorMcBride, Jo
dc.contributor.authorChronopoulos, Andreas*
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-10T14:09:38Z
dc.date.available2018-05-10T14:09:38Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/15853
dc.description.abstractThis study explores Working from Home (WFH) as a model of work in a public organisation in London, which operates in the clinical-trials sector. It argues that WFH is used as a strategy that offers benefits both to the organisation and its employees. WFH is offered to all Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) who work as monitors of the whole process of a clinical trial. Based on a qualitative approach, using semi-structured interviews of 29 CRAs, managers and administrative staff and secondary data, this single-case study focuses on five topics that are part of the CRAs’ everyday life. These are work-life balance (WLB), cost reduction, the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) factor, the performance of the CRAs and the management of remote workers. In particular, the study identified that WFH had a positive effect on CRAs’ WLB. Moreover, it argues that WFH may offer significant assistance to organisational budgets and may reduce personal expenses. It found that existing ICT could cover all employees’ technological needs and reduce the requirement of managers to keep them physically present at a centralised workplace. Additionally, this thesis also identified that WFH improved CRAs’ performance, whilst it also highlighted that results-oriented management was the main managerial approach towards employees who work from a distance. The key contribution of the thesis is the examination of the CRA occupation through a contemporary perspective on the WFH phenomenon.en_US
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dc.rights<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-nc-nd/3.0/88x31.png" /></a><br />The University of Bradford theses are licenced under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/">Creative Commons Licence</a>.eng
dc.subjectWorking from homeen_US
dc.subjectTeleworken_US
dc.subjectHome workingen_US
dc.subjectClinical trialsen_US
dc.subjectClinical Research Associates (CRAs)en_US
dc.subjectWork life balanceen_US
dc.subjectPublicen_US
dc.subjectLondon, UKen_US
dc.titleWorking from Home in the Clinical Trials Sector: A Case Study of Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) in the UKen_US
dc.type.qualificationleveldoctoralen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bradfordeng
dc.publisher.departmentSchool of Managementen_US
dc.typeThesiseng
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen_US
dc.date.awarded2016
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-29T01:41:18Z


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