n South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences - Travel or technology? Business factors influencing management decisions
|Article Title||Travel or technology? Business factors influencing management decisions|
|© Publisher:||University of Pretoria|
|Journal||South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria, 2 University of Pretoria and 3 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||279 - 297|
|Keyword(s)||Business travel, Corporate travel management, L96, Teleconferencing, Videoconferencing and Web conferencing|
ISI Social Science
There is an on-going debate on the use of technology as an alternative to business travel, with industry and academia differing in their views on such substitution. This study investigates the trend towards substitution and identifies the factors and barriers that play a role in either supporting or limiting such substitution. The results provide management with an evaluation of the benefits of replacing business trips with videoconferencing and other alternatives, against the potential disadvantages of using these alternatives.
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