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Employee motivation: a Malaysian perspective

Islam, Rafikul and Ismail, Ahmad Zaki (2008) Employee motivation: a Malaysian perspective. International Journal of Commerce and Management, 18 (4). pp. 344-362. ISSN 1056-9219

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Abstract

It is a challenging task for managers to keep employees motivated in their works in order to achieve the organizational goals. Due to the varied nature of human beings, a factor that can motivate someone, may not do so in others. Therefore, it is important for managers to know the ‘exact’ motivators for his/her employees. The present research intends to find out the effective motivators to the employees working in various Malaysian organizations. A list comprising ten motivators has been prepared and the items in the list are prioritized by taking inputs from 505 employees working in more than 96 various public and private organizations in Malaysia. The findings of the research are expected to provide guidelines in developing an appropriate motivational program across organizations, particularly Malaysian organizations.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2887/27728
Uncontrolled Keywords: Motivation (psychology), Employee involvement, Job satisfaction, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5549 Personnel management
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Rafikul Islam
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2013 14:38
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2013 09:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27728

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