The board is a group of faculty members from different countries who share a vision on telework and new ways of working in the Information Society.




Graduated in Labor Relationships and Magister from the University of Buenos Aires in Labor Social Sciences. Professor of Administration II in the Course of Labor Relationships of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Invited Professor of the Tokyo University of Science and of Human Resources, ADEN Business School, University of High Management, Mendoza. ITA’s Chair (International Telework Academy). Counsel in the area of remunerations for several companies. Has lectured in several courses of the ITU (International Telecommunications Union). Director of Torres de Teletrabajo and Red Experta, Academic Director at CEDTEL –Center ofn education for teleworking. Founder of the Centro de Teletrabajo y Teleformación of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Buenos Aires – UBA. Coordinator of research work for the IDRC – International Development Research Center, in Canada. Currently involved in the research work on Telework, Public Policies and Legislative Models, with the participation of eight Latin American and Caribbean countries. Researcher at CETEL- Group on studies and research on labor management and technology, Business School Sao Paulo, Brazil. Advisory work for CEPAL (ECLAC) and research works for Unesco-Quito. Director of UNESCO telework courses for Latin America and the Caribbean during the period 2002-2005. Publisher of the newsletter Teletrabajando, author of the book: ¿Cómo empiezo a teletrabajar?, co-author of the book: Exportadores de Servicios en Internet ; general coordinator of the book: Telecapacitados ; author of the report on telework in Argentina and articles for the media. Organizer of the Ibero-american Telework Congresses I and II, Regional Meeting for employment of the visually disabled sponsored by Unesco, and the Academic International Event : Telework 2010- Argentina under the auspices of the ITA- International Telework Academy. International lecturer at many events.





Dr. Andrew Gaudes is Dean of the Paul J. Hill School of Business and the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business at the University of Regina. He earned his Ph.D. in Management from the I. H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba, with a major in organization theory and minor i management information systems. He also possesses undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba. His research is in specialization strategies of organizations, virtual methods of collaboration, and innovation in entrepreneurial enterprise. Dr. Gaudes has taught management of innovation and entrepreneurship at the graduate and undergraduate level in Canada (UNB and U of M) and around the world, including Cairo, Egypt; Kyiv, Ukraine; Port of Spain, Trinidad; and Dunkerque, France. He has also developed and delivered online courses for Michigan State University’s Virtual University and remains active in consulting with organizations, particularly in strategic planning of human and physical resources.



Alvaro Mello  received his PhD from Universidade de São Paulo and his MBA from Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo in Organizational Behaviour .   He  has been participating and organizing many  conferences, seminars and workshops on Telework in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Chile, Sweden, The Netherlands ,Costa Rica, Spain and Portugal. Mello is the President of Beca  e-Work  , the first consulting firm on telework in Brazil, and also is author and co-author of around 200 publications, including booklets, articles and papers on Teleworking , General Management, Strategic Planning and Entrepreneurship. His publications as author or co-author include the following books : Educating The Entrepreneurs ( Simon Fraser University – Canada) ; Organisation and Work Beyond 2000 (Physica- Verlag); Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research ( Babson College – USA)  ; Going Back Home – Demistifying Teleworking ( in Portuguese); Teleworking – Working Anytime , Anywhere ( in Portuguese); Organizational Diagnosis for Small and Medium Companies ( in Portuguese); Business Ideas that Worked Out ( in Portuguese); Business Strategies and Telework ( in Portuguese). Mello is a certified trainer by MSI Entrepreneurship Workshops ( MSI- Management Systems International  and United Nations). He is also a certified instructor by ESADE Escuela Superior de Administracion y Direccion de Empresas ( Barcelona , Spain), in the program “Gestion Estrategica del Crecimiento da la Pyme” and trainer by Brazilian Association of Franchising. He participates in the following professional societies :   Brazilian Society of Teleworking and Teleactivities (Founder and Chairman), São Paulo Regional Council of Administration(counselor); International Telework Academy – Latin America and Caribbean Chapter (president);ITA International Telework Academy(Vice president) Concerning the teaching activities, Mello is involved with  Sao Paulo Business School(member of  Laureate International Universities), in the CETEL Center of Studies on Telework, University of São Paulo, Eurocenter – Brazil  and Brazilian Agency for Micro and Small Business Assistance. Mello is considered a pioneer  researcher and consultant  in the introduction of Telework in Brazil and South America in both academic and business areas.He has participated in the main telework conferences organized in Latin America and Caribe, Europe and USA, and is one of those who has presented many papers on Telelework and related subjects at  ITA   Workshops. He was the Chairman of Telework 2003 held in Sao Paulo.. Curriculum-_Alvaro[1]




Professor of Management Science at the Tokyo University of Science. She has a Ph.D. in Management from The University of Sydney and was Chair of the International Telework Academy (1995-2012) as well as Advisor to the Japan Telework Society. She has written extensively in the area of flexible work arrangements and their impact on conventional management methods. Her latest publications include: Perceptions of Health: Self-Employed Japanese Home-Based Workers (The E-Business Review, 2009, co-authored) and Management Theory: Footsteps of the Giants and Paths for Tomorrow (2009, in Japanese). She has participated in numerous Japanese government-related advisory committees and research projects in the field of information communications technology and work.

Pascale Peters

Pascale Peters


Dr. Pascale Peters holds a position as Associate Professor at Radboud University Nijmegen (Institute for Management Research), the Netherlands. In 2000, she received her PhD at the Faculty of Social Science, Tilburg University, the Netherlands. From 1999 to 2000, she was a researcher in the field of health care at the Dutch Institute of Health Care Research (NIVEL). In 2000, she also held a position as lecturer at the Leisure Studies Department, Tilburg University, the Netherlands. From September 2000 to December 2004, she worked as a post doc researcher at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) and coordinated the large scale data collection for the NWO Research Program entitled ‘Time Competition’. She was located at the Sociology Department, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. As of December 2004, she has worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Business School, Radboud University Nijmegen (Institute for Management Research), the Netherlands. Her main area of expertise relates to the flexible organization of work, in particular, the adoption of home-based telework, New Ways to Work, and working carer support in organizations, in relation to topics such as (gendered) labour-market participation, work-life balance, employability, boundary management values and strategies, and work outcomes, such as work engagement and burn-out. foto de Karsten Gareis


Karsten is senior project manager and researcher at empirica GmbH, Bonn. He has a degree in geography, economics and regional development from the University of Bonn, Germany, and spent part of his studies at the University College, London. Main fields of interest are the way Information Society Technologies relate to social development, patterns of employment, the locational behaviour of firms, and urban/regional systems. Karsten has worked extensively on ICT-based development strategies for urban areas and regions. Another main field of activity has been conceptualising, preparing, overseeing and analysing large-scale multi-country surveys of the general population and business, focusing on Information Society phenomena such as multi-locational work, e-commerce, e-business and cooperation using ICT networks of large-scale multi-national surveys in a number of projects (including eUser, ECaTT, SIBIS, EC-KMU). Karsten was project co-ordinator of BISER (, an EU research project on developing and piloting the statistical basis for Information Society policy formulation at regional level. In 2004-2006 he was responsible research on eLearning and lifelong learning as part of the eUser project, which focused on user orientation of online services of public interest. This work comprised development of a conceptual framework, formulation of appropriate indicators for inclusion in the eUser population survey carried out in ten EU countries in 2004, interaction with stakeholders, as well as data analysis and interpretation. Karsten has been responsible for a number of consultancy projects implementing innovative methods of work organisation in major companies. Between 2010 and 2012 he provided consultancy to the Supreme Council for Information & Communication Technology in Qatar in the context of initiatives to pilot-implement telework across major companies based in Qatar. Karsten has authored or co-authored numerous articles and handbooks, and acts as peer reviewer for a number of programmes and conferences, including the HICSS. He is member of the board of the International Telework Academy (ITA).


DIANA LIMBURG United Kingdom

Senior Lecturer, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics at Oxford Brookes University. Her research interests are, firstly, the role of Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT) in management, in particular in relation to new organisational forms (such as telework) and performance management. A focal area in relation to this is Enterprise Performance Management, both in general, and especially its potential in the not-for-profit sector. She is also involved in research around strategic management of IS/IT in SMEs, particularly the use of Internet-based technologies.

 Journal articles

  • Limburg, D. and Jackson, P. (2011) ‘Information Systems supporting remote control: An evaluation Framework’, Journal of Organizational Transformation and Social Change, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 143-161, January, ISSN 14779633.
  • Limburg, D. and Jackson, P. (2008) ‘Performance management for teleworking: The role of workflow management systems’, The Journal of eWorking, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 159-176, November, ISSN 1872-3284.
  • Limburg, D. and Jackson, P. (2007) ‘Teleworkflow: supporting remote control with Workflow Management Systems’, New Technology, Work and Employment, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 146-167, January, ISSN 0268-1072.


Is a Livesey Research Fellow and Principal Lecturer in Marketing in the Lancashire Business School at the University of Central Lancashire. Her main research interests are concerned with the influence of technology on work and learning. She has a particular interest in how technology impacts on work life balance, including temporal perceptions of e-workers and e-learners. Her research has resulted in a number of publications focussing on the management of teleworkers, the perception of time in e-work and e-learning, the concept of telework as a family friendly working practice, trust in virtual work and a critical examination of the benefits of telework. Other scholarly research interests include Open Educational Resources and the use of storytelling to enhance the learning experience. Beverly has over 17 years experience in Higher Education and 18 years experience in the IT industry as a system design consultant and project manager for ICL Fujitsu. She has project managed a number of technology focused projects and is currently the project manager for Balance Network which is an interdisciplinary network for researchers involved with research into work life balance in the digital economy. She was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the UK Higher Education Academy in 2012.


Lefki Papacharalambous is, currently, a senior lecturer in the department of Logistics in the Tertiary Educational Institution of Sterea Ellada, Gr. She has also worked as a senior lecturer of Business and Communication studies in the School of Business and Economics at the Technical University of Chalkida, Grand she’s been the Head of the Foreign Languages & Physical Education Centre, in the same academic institution for 8 consecutive years.

Lefki  has also worked as a teaching assistant in Brunel University, UK, a  senior lecturer in the Business course of Roehampton University, UK  and researcher and consultant in Ashirdge Business School , UK during the time period from 2001 to 2004.
Along with her active academic role, Lefki, for the last 15 years she’s been a successful senior level HR executive trainer, consultant and country specialist certified by three international Training Organizations based in the USA, namely: Dale Carnegie, Achieve Global and Aperian Global and focusing on skills development for upper  level management employees in big organizations. In that role, Lefki plans and implements training and consultancy projects — dealing with manpower development, corporate culture change and leadership development issues — for international organizational networks in both the UK and Greece (British Telecoms, Marks & Spencers, Planet Consultancy, Athens International Airport Organisation in Greece, Pizza Hut Greece, Bank of Pireus-Gr, Bank of Cyprus, as well as with Pharmaceutical organisations, namely: Johnson & Johnson, Abbott, Alcon etc). Moreover, Lefki carries the title of the certified trainer and consultant of the European Foundation for Quality Management Organisation (EFQM) IN Greece. Lefki has been an active member in: a) the Hellenic Management Association, b) the Hellenic Institute of Manpower Development and a member in the academic council of the International telework Academy.
Finally, Lefki has been an author and co-author in a number of academic textbooks, conference and journal papers.


Svein Bergum is associate professor at Lillehammer University College in Norway, where he teaches  organization theory, management and HRM and is also responsible for students’ internship activities. His research activities have been around distributed innovation systems, EHRM, and managerial aspects of telework and new organizational work arrangements.  Bergum received his Doctoral Degree from Turku School of Economics in 2009 titled: Managerial communication in telework, and also has a Licentiate Degree from University of Linkøping/Sweden in 2000. Bergum has been in charge of public financed R&D projects in Norway and Sweden on the topic of management of telework. Earlier he was employed by Norwegian Telecom R& D, where he organized projects on new telecom services including telecommuting centres.

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Is the CEO of Merlien Institute, a leading events and publishing company with a mission to efficiently respond to the information and networking needs of insight, marketing research and innovation professionals. The company he founded is completely telework-based with employees working remotely from home in 7 countries. Apart from his daily work, Jasper serves as an Editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Work Innovation and is a Board Member of the International Telework Academy. He is also an accomplished qualitative researcher with several peer-reviewed academic publications to his name. For more information about his personal profile and publication, please visit: