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Employee motivation: a comparison between Malaysia and UAE

Islam, Rafikul and Barhem, Belal (2007) Employee motivation: a comparison between Malaysia and UAE. Malaysian Management Review, 42 (1). pp. 101-122. ISSN 0025-1348

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Employee motivation is crucial for organizations to attain competitive advantage in the marketplace. Over the decades, industrial psychologists have developed theories that are purported to help organizational managers to motivate their employees. Employee motivation is also proved to be influenced by the local/national culture. In order to know the motivating factors, in the present work, on a personal contact basis, we conducted surveys in two countries, namely Malaysia and UAE. Altogether 505 and 335 employees working in various organizations in Malaysia and UAE, respectively took part in the survey. The results are synthesized and prioritized lists of motivating factors are obtained for both the countries. A detailed comparison on the findings on the two countries is made. Managerial implications of the findings are highlighted and the results of the study are expected to provide managers in developing effective motivation programs.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2887/27741
Uncontrolled Keywords: employee motivation, Malaysia, UAE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5549 Personnel management
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Rafikul Islam
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2013 12:34
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2015 10:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27741

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