Employee Motivation and Institutional Frameworks—A Literature Review


Starting from the 1960s researchers have shown great interest in motivation. Along with research in areas such as Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior employee motivation has become a fascinating research topic also for Management academics. The research focus has been placed on the motivation process of employees as well as on the rewards which individuals find motivating. Further, some research has been conducted on finding out the differences in employee motivation in different countries. The following subsections cover some major motivation theories and their applicability in different countries as well as discuss the existing cross-national studies on employee motivation.


Corporate Governance Institutional Framework Uncertainty Avoidance Incentive Compensation Employee Motivation 
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