Impacts of virtual communication on business travel: the Finnish perspective

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Fodness, Dale Svärd, Sonja 2017-05-11T10:13:00Z 2017-05-11T10:13:00Z 2017
dc.description.abstract Objectives The main objectives of this study were to compare the manager’s perceptions of costs and benefits of business travel with virtual communications, to understand companies’ perspective and preferences to business travel and virtual communications in terms of cost and environmental implications and to identify the impacts of virtual communication on business travel in Finland/Finnish companies. Summary During the last decades virtual communication has improved and the methods for virtual communication play a big role in today’s business environment. While better methods for communication in the virtual environment have been adopted in companies around the globe, also the amount of business travel have increased significantly. This thesis identifies from a managerial perspective what impacts the virtual communication has on travel. The study focuses on the perceptions of managers at four international companies operating in Finland. Conclusions Virtual and physical methods for interaction are both available in today’s business environment. The viewpoints of the managers interviewed for the thesis, as well as the scholarly literature in the field, supports the complementary relationship between the two, as both have the potential to benefit the companies from economic, social and environmental aspects. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Impacts of virtual communication on business travel: the Finnish perspective en
dc.type G1 Kandidaatintyö fi Kauppakorkeakoulu fi School of Business en
dc.contributor.department Mikkelin kampus fi
dc.subject.keyword business travel en
dc.subject.keyword virtual communication en
dc.subject.keyword economic aspect en
dc.subject.keyword social environment en
dc.subject.keyword environment en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201705114454
dc.type.ontasot Bachelor's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Kandidaatintyö fi
dc.programme (Mikkeli) Bachelor’s Program in International Business en

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