Skip to main content

03 April 2024

Funding approved for new research into remote working

A new project focussed on the impact and development of remote working has been awarded funding by a leading research centre.


The International Growth Centre awarded a grant of almost £60,000 to support research on remote work trends, preferences, and perceived productivity when working from home in Jordan, as part of an expansion of the Global Survey of Working Arrangements.

The project, Remote Work Adoption, Trends, and Preferences, is led by Dr Cevat Giray Aksoy, from the Department of Political Economy at King’s, and Professor Nicholas Bloom (Stanford University) and aims to understand the implications of remote working for emerging economies.

Dr Akosy said: “This research is pivotal in recognising the significance of working from home and its potential to transform the labour market landscape. By focusing on potential benefits such as enhanced productivity, reduced commuting times, and greater inclusion of women in the workforce, the project seeks to thoroughly examine the current state and perspectives on working from home in Jordan.

“Comparing these findings with other developing countries in the region and monitoring changes over time are key objectives, aiming to uncover the broader implications of working from home for emerging economies.”

In this story

Photo CGA

Lecturer in Economics