The Importance of Work Goals: An International Perspective
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- Harpaz, I. J Int Bus Stud (1990) 21: 75. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8490328
The paper probes into the basic question of what individuals seek from working. Results from a representative sample of the labor force in seven countries (n = 8192) showed that the two most dominant work goals are “interesting work” and “good pay.” These were consistent internationally, across different organizational levels, between the genders and among different age categories.