No More Polarization, Please!


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No More Polarization, Please!

Vis færre oplysninger Reinholt, Mia en_US 2009-02-04T10:27:23Z 2009-02-04T10:27:23Z 2006-07-17T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 8791815266 en_US
dc.description.abstract The organizational science literature on motivation has for long been polarized into two main positions; the organizational economic position focusing on extrinsic motivation and the organizational behavior position emphasizing intrinsic motivation. With the rise of the knowledge economy and the increasing levels of complexities it entails, such polarization is not fruitful in the attempt to explain motivation of organizational members. This paper claims that a more nuanced perspective on motivation, acknowledging the co-existence of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, the possible interaction between the two as well as different types of motivations filling in the gap between the two polar types, is urgently needed in the organizational science literature. By drawing on the research on intrinsic and extrinsic motivation conducted in social psychology and combining this with contributions from organizational science, economics, and sociology, this paper attempts to develop an emergent understanding of motivation, which is more facetted than the one dominating organizational science currently. Based on these discussions, eleven implications for future research on motivation in organizations are proposed. Keywords: Work motivation, intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, motivation systems, and the knowledge economy JEL Codes: M12, M52, M54 en_US
dc.format.extent 22 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SMG Working paper;2006-009 en_US
dc.subject.other work motivation en_US
dc.subject.other intrinsic motivation en_US
dc.subject.other extrinsic motivation en_US
dc.subject.other motivation systems en_US
dc.subject.other knowledge economy en_US
dc.title No More Polarization, Please! en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt06jul17 mielmo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Center for Strategi og Globalisering en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort SMG en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Center for Strategic Management and Globalization en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort SMG en_US
dc.idnumber 8791815266 en_US København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2006 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Towards a More Nuanced Perspective on Motivation in Organizations en_US

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