Motivation and theory of self-determination: Some management implications in organizations
Abstract. This conceptual paper describes the important role of motivation in organizations and the Self-Determination Theory that is an approach to human motivation and personality based on humans' evolved inner resources for personality development and behavioral self-regulation. Some management implications of this theory are discussed to improve motivation of employees and performance of organizations.
Keywords. Intrinsic motivation, Behavioral self-regulation, Competence, Autonomy, Relatedness.
JEL. N30, O30, O31, I23.
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