Digital nomadism is a lifestyle that enables individuals to work while travelling by using digital information technologies (IT). Locations such as Chiang Mai, Thailand and Canggu, Bali/Indonesia, are popular destinations for digital nomads. Media articles and research studies indicate significant growth in digital nomadism. Governments worldwide are developing an interest in digital nomadism. Yet, the impacts of digital nomadism on local communities are not understood well. Here, using a case study of Chiang Mai, Thailand, we focus on answering the research question, “how does digital nomadism impact local communities?”. Our preliminary findings reveal diverse economic, socio-cultural as well as digital- and built-environmental impacts. The research contributes to knowledge about digital nomadism in general and helps local communities and governments in their decision making.
Jiwasiddi, Angtyasti; Schlagwein, Daniel; and LEONG, Carmen, "Assessing the Impacts of Digital Nomadism on Local Communities: The Case of Chiang Mai, Thailand" (2022). PACIS 2022 Proceedings. 11.
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