An Overview: Twenty Years of Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Sharifah Rahama Amirul Universiti Malaysia Sabah
  • Sharija Che Shaari


This study aims to provide an overview of the field of flexible working arrangements (FWAs) study in the last two decades, starting from the year 2000 until the year 2020. We utilised secondary data from the Proquest database to succinctly review the progress of FWAs studies. In reviewing our corpus of data, we developed a systematic scanning and clustering review (SSCR) to summarise the extent to which the FWAs studies have been conducted or available in the existing literature. SSCR is a relatively new rapid method for locating specific information in a wide-range and lengthy literature selection and then clustering the information based on inherent similarity. We overviewed the FWAs literature by using SSCR to address and understand the current state in FWAs studies and identify the existing FWAs research gap, which has not been adequately studied. We also provide insights on the most focused scopes and clusters within the field of FWAs. This review helps to identify current gaps and needed research in FWAs. Besides, we also present our discussion that recapitulates our findings and deliberately highlights our review related to FWA.

How to Cite
AMIRUL, Sharifah Rahama; SHAARI, Sharija Che. An Overview: Twenty Years of Flexible Working Arrangements. ADVANCES IN BUSINESS RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 27-41, oct. 2021. ISSN 2462-1838. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 02 dec. 2022. doi: