Motivating scientific knowledge workers: an investigation of the rewards leading to the motivation of scientific knowledge workers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/303140
Title:
Motivating scientific knowledge workers: an investigation of the rewards leading to the motivation of scientific knowledge workers
Authors:
Edginton, Joanne
Abstract:
Numerous studies have been previously conducted, investigating motivation and the role of rewards as motivators for knowledge workers. While many studies have investigated knowledge workers, the scientific knowledge worker group has attracted little attention. Through a survey carried out on 132 scientific knowledge workers employed in a Research and Development function, this study identifies which rewards motivate this group of knowledge workers and investigates the differences of reported motivation from these rewards between the different demographics of the respondents. The results from this study highlight that there are inconsistencies in reported motivations between the different demographics surveyed, namely gender, age and educational background. This study also discovers that scientific knowledge workers are most motivated by financial rewards, progression, job title and recognition. These findings recommend that further research is required to fully understand the rewards leading to the motivation of scientific knowledge workers and the difference in demographics. It is also recommended that businesses employing scientific knowledge workers recognise the importance of these factors in motivating their employees, in order to ensure motivation, job satisfaction and high performance, thus leading to a competitive advantage.
Citation:
Edginton, J. (2012) 'Motivating scientific knowledge workers: an investigation of the rewards leading to the motivation of scientific knowledge workers' MSc thesis. University of Bedfordshire.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Issue Date:
Oct-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/303140
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Description:
MSc in Human Resource Management
Appears in Collections:
Masters e-theses

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEdginton, Joanneen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-10T13:08:51Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-10T13:08:51Z-
dc.date.issued2012-10-
dc.identifier.citationEdginton, J. (2012) 'Motivating scientific knowledge workers: an investigation of the rewards leading to the motivation of scientific knowledge workers' MSc thesis. University of Bedfordshire.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/303140-
dc.descriptionMSc in Human Resource Managementen_GB
dc.description.abstractNumerous studies have been previously conducted, investigating motivation and the role of rewards as motivators for knowledge workers. While many studies have investigated knowledge workers, the scientific knowledge worker group has attracted little attention. Through a survey carried out on 132 scientific knowledge workers employed in a Research and Development function, this study identifies which rewards motivate this group of knowledge workers and investigates the differences of reported motivation from these rewards between the different demographics of the respondents. The results from this study highlight that there are inconsistencies in reported motivations between the different demographics surveyed, namely gender, age and educational background. This study also discovers that scientific knowledge workers are most motivated by financial rewards, progression, job title and recognition. These findings recommend that further research is required to fully understand the rewards leading to the motivation of scientific knowledge workers and the difference in demographics. It is also recommended that businesses employing scientific knowledge workers recognise the importance of these factors in motivating their employees, in order to ensure motivation, job satisfaction and high performance, thus leading to a competitive advantage.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen_GB
dc.subjectN210 Management Techniquesen_GB
dc.subjectmotivationen_GB
dc.subjectrewarden_GB
dc.subjectknowledge workersen_GB
dc.titleMotivating scientific knowledge workers: an investigation of the rewards leading to the motivation of scientific knowledge workersen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
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