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Motivation and Volition in the Workplace

  • Hugo M. Kehr
  • Matthias Strasser
  • Andrea Paulus
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Abstract

Work motivation is an important determinant of the success of individuals, teams, and organizations. Researchers and professionals are therefore interested in motivation as a key variable that can explain performance, commitment, and work satisfaction. This chapter provides an introduction to classic theories of employee motivation and current applied research. Finally, the chapter will introduce the 3C-model of motivation as a framework for the comprehensive classification of the determinants of employee motivation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugo M. Kehr
    • 1
  • Matthias Strasser
    • 1
  • Andrea Paulus
    • 1
  1. 1.TUM School of ManagementTechnical University of MunichMunichGermany

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