Work and motivation, Volume 7

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Wiley, 1964 - Business & Economics - 331 pages
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Why do people choose the careers they do? What factors cause people to be satisfied with their work? No single work did more to make concepts like motive, goal incentive, and attitude part of the workplace vocabulary. This landmark work, originally published in 1964, integrates the work of hundreds of researchers in individual workplace behavior to explain choice of work, job satisfaction, and job performance. Includes an extensive new introduction that highlights and updates his model for current organization behavior educators and students, as well as professionals who must extract the highest levels of productivity from today's downsized workforces.

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Contents

Introduction and Historical Perspective
3
The Motivational Bases of Work
29
Occupational Choice
49
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VICTOR H. VROOM is the John G. Searle Professor of Organization and Management, Yale University, and president of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He is the author of nine books and over fifty articles and has received awards for his research from the American Psychological Association, the McKinsey Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. An international expert on leadership and decision making, Vroom has served as a consultant to many government agencies and to more than 100 major corporations in the United States and abroad.

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