Section 1: Motivation Theories

Content and process theories: the distinction

Content theories: nature of human needs

The work of Taylor

Motivational implications of Taylorism

Motivation theory and the Hawthorne experiments

Management implications of the Hawthorne studies

Section 2: Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Problems with Maslow's theory

Motivational implications of Maslow's theory

Alderfer's ERG theory


Section 3: Herzberg and Motivation

The work of Herzberg

Criticisms of the two-factor approach

Implications of Herzberg's theory of motivation


Section 4: Process Theories of Motivation

Process theories

Expectancy theory

Hackman and Oldham model of job enrichment

Equity theory




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