Module 1


Within this module we analyse the employer- and employee-specific factors that are likely to drive or impede the diffusion of UW. Empirical evidence on the incidence of home office or job-related use of digital media during leisure time, taking into account firm- or individual-level characteristics, is scarce. Even less is known about the question whether firm-specific, individual, or the interrelation between employer- and employee-specific characteristics are the driving forces of UW. The impact analyses planned in the following modules require deeper insights into the selection mechanisms of UW. We have access to diverse firm and employee data including linked employer-employee data to perform this kind of research.

Project Team

Prof. Dr. Irene Bertschek, ZEW Mannheim
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Cress,  Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) Tübingen
Daniel Erdsiek, ZEW Mannheim
Steffen Viete, ZEW Mannheim
Dr. Bettina Renner, Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) Tübingen
Dr. Burkhard Schmidt, Mannheim Institute of Public Health (MIPH), Mannheim
Dr. Susanne Steffes, ZEW Mannheim
Dr. Verena Wondratschek, ZEW Mannheim