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The Oxford Handbook of Human Motivation
This chapter provides an overview of contemporary research on work motivation. We start by identifying the central premises, controversies, and unanswered questions related to five core theoretical perspectives on work motivation: expectancy theory, equity theory, goal-setting theory, job design, and self-determination theory. We then discuss four current topics and new directions: collective motivation and organizing, temporal dynamics, creativity, and the effects of rewards.
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work motivation, expectancy theory, equity theory, goal setting, job design, self-determination theory, organizing, creativity, rewards
Grant, A.M. & Shin, J. (2012). Work Motivation: Directing, Energizing, and Maintaining Effort (and Research). In R.M. Ryan (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Human Motivation. New York: Oxford University Press.
Date Posted: 19 February 2018
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