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The Handbook of 21st Century Management provides authoritative insight into the key issues for students in college or corporate courses with a particular emphasis on the current structure of the topic in the literature, key threads of discussion and research on the topic, and emerging trends. This resource is useful in structuring exciting and meaningful papers and presentations and assists readers in deciding on management areas to take elective coursework in or to orient themselves towards for a career. Indeed, familiarity with many of the topics in this Handbook would be very useful in job interviews for positions in business.

Intrinsic Motivation in Public Organizations
Intrinsic motivation in public organizations

Since the rise and domination of large complex organizations in our society, scholars and practitioners have focused on understanding the conditions that motivate employees to effectively serve the goals of these organizations. Early on, many scholars believed that employees could be primarily motivated to serve the goals of organizations with the effective use of monetary incentives. Perhaps one of the early most influential scholars to promote the value of monetary rewards was Fredrick Taylor (1916). His strategy involved decomposing whole jobs into their most simplistic standardized elements and paying employees piecemeal according to the work performed. Inadvertently this practice created a class of work that was rudimentary, dehumanizing, and devoid of those aspects that provide individuals ...

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