This chapter uses a re-examination of motivation theories as a lead into a more general discussion of the role of Organisational Behaviour and Organisational Psychology in control strategies. In particular, we wish to explore the extent to which theory and associated interventions are capable of delivering the levels of intrinsic job motivation and flexible commitment demanded by modern human resource management strategies. This parallels in many aspects the discussions of culture and control in Chapter 7. A linking theme for this chapter is provided by the model proposed by Myers and Myers (1982) of the relative degrees of managerial control available over factors ranging from the organisational to the psycho-biological.
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