Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Frode A S Storesund and Janus G Rasmussen , pp. 91. MAM/Sektionen för Management, 2011.

The work

Författare / Author: Frode A S Storesund and Janus G Rasmussen
Titel / Title: Motivation of Scandinavian Knowledge Workers - a survey of methods and their effectiveness
Översatt titel / Translated title: Motivation av Skandinaviska kunnskapsarbetare
Abstrakt Abstract:

The aim of this thesis was to identify and examine contemporary motivational theories and see how they fit to the Scandinavian knowledge worker. Two theories (SDT and 4-drive) were selected for empirical research. One survey of a total of 139 respondents from organisations located in Scandinavia showed that the SDT theory cannot be considered more effective than other motivational theories when it comes to motivation of Scandinavian knowledge workers. It was further shown that 4-drive theory could be effective in the Scandinavian culture, but ineffective in terms of monetary incentives. The literature research showed that there is a strong need for further research in the topic of motivating knowledge workers in the Scandinavian work environment.

Ämnesord / Subject: Företagsekonomi - Business Administration\Organization
Företagsekonomi - Business Administration\International Business
Samhällsvetenskap - Social Sciences\Psychology
Nyckelord / Keywords: Motivation, Scandinavia, SDT, work motivation, engagement, leadership, retention, knowledge worker, knowledge, management, demotivation, disengaged, maslow

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8j2s9e
Program:/ Programme Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/21/2011
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Jan Svanberg
Examinator / Examiner: Urban Ljungquist
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: MAM/Sektionen för Management
S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00

Files & Access

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