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URN etd-0213119-010005
Author Sky Satterstrom
Author's Email Address sky.satterstrom@gmail.com
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Department Global Human Resource Management English MBA Program
Year 2018
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language English
Title An Exploration of Digital Nomads
Date of Defense 2019-02-26
Page Count 129
Keyword
  • Challenges of Digital Nomads
  • Benefits of Digital Nomads
  • Motivation forDigitalNomads
  • Origins of Digital Nomadism
  • Online Jobs
  • Digital Nomads
  • Abstract This paper is an exploratory qualitative study of digital nomads and their lifestyles. Digital nomads are people who use telecommunications technologies to earn a living and conduct their life in a nomadic manner. The purpose of this research is to a) define the term digital nomad b) explore the benefits and challenges of a digital nomad lifestyle and c) create a comprehensive analysis of digital nomad experiences. 14 semi-structured interviews were completed via online video calls. Of 14 participants, 9 were male and 5 were female. Ages ranged from 22 to 35 with an average age of 28. Participants were from 5 countries: America, Canada, England, the Netherlands and Taiwan. Time spent as a digital nomad ranged from a few months to a few years. Jobs held by participants included e-commerce, online teaching, online financial analyst, online translation, YouTuber, and technical copywriter. This paper is intended to create a starting point for future research on the digital nomad lifestyle by identifying the current benefits and challenges for digital nomads during the inception of this phenomenon.
    Advisory Committee
  • Francois Bouchetoux - chair
  • Y. L. Chen - co-chair
  • Kayode Odusanya - advisor
  • David McConville - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2019-03-13

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