So just what is motivation?
Just how can you motivate yourself and others?
In this textbook we’ll cover the main motivational theories and what they mean in the real world. You’ll
learn what it takes to be self motivated and how you can use different techniques and strategies to
Sean McPheat, the Founder and Managing Director of management
development specialists, MTD Training is the author of this publication. Sean
has been featured on CNN, BBC, ITV, on numerous radio stations and has
contributed to many newspapers.
There are two main reasons why the chemical process industry should be motivated
to reduce energy consumption and CO 2 emissions: rising concerns in companies,
the public and scientifi c community about climate change or global
warming, and the increasing fraction of energy in manufacturing costs.
‘ Climate change ’  in this context, means a change of climate, which is attributed
directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the
global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability observed
over comparable time periods....
Theory argues that R&D intensity and acquisition activity may be either directly or inversely related. However, empirically we know relatively little about which firms are responsible for acquisition activity in high-technology industries.
Chapter 6: Development of automotive industries in vietnam with improving the network capability. This survey focuses on the automotive industry, especially its manufacturing network and technological capabilities. The research will also identify the internal and external factors of motivation and hindering, and that firms need to implement regular innovation and upgrading.
The purpose of a preface in our view is rather unashamedly to sell the book—to
communicate the message of the book succinctly and either to motivate the reader to
explore its content or to leave the reader feeling that just maybe he or she is losing out if
the book’s theme does not fire their imagination.
A manager's role can be visualized as a conduit. What your team sees is highly dependent on you, the conduit. You are the primary (not the only) source of information, priority, nature of work, and philosophy for your team. How much of an organization and a management's philosophy is passed on to your team, will heavily depend on you.
To further motivate this framework, consider a hypothetical manufacturer that uses
chemical A and several other inputs to produce a product for sale. Chemical A can be
purchased for $50 per gallon. Unfortunately, the use of Chemical A creates a toxic, regulated
by-product that must be disposed of at some cost. The chemical's contribution to the plant's
overall disposal costs is not known with precision and, from an accounting standpoint, simply
appears as a general facility overhead cost. In other words, the disposal cost is not assigned to
the process or product in which is used.
Regardless of the motivation, sponsor behavior observed through these support instances suggests that
while the costs can be significant, the perceived benefits at the time of support were greater to most fund
sponsors. Understanding both the significance to the sponsor and their motivations would be important in
making judgments as to whether investors should reasonably expect this model to continue, as it is
possible that the sponsor value proposition could shift, especially where necessary support amounts are
Academy of Marketing Science Review
As luxury is a subjective and multidimensional construct, a definition of the luxury concept should follow an integrative
understanding. For our purposes, we define luxury as the highest level of prestigious brands encompassing several
physical and psychological values. To explain consumers‘ behavior in relation to luxury brands, apart from interpersonal
aspects like snobbery and conspicuousness, personal aspects such as hedonist and perfectionist motives as well as
situational conditions (e.g.
The beginning of this book was university lecture notes and training material for process
engineers. Although it now is a lot more comprehensive, it has been our intention to
maintain a mixed academic and industrial approach to the various subjects. Our motivation
for writing this book has been the need for a text covering the full range from the underlying
physics to the process applications of radioisotope gauges. We could not deal with all
subjects in detail; however, we have included references to many excellent books and
articles where further details can be found....
The online adult industry is among the most profitable business
branches on the Internet, and its web sites attract large
amounts of visitors and traffic. Nevertheless, no study has
yet characterized the industry’s economical and securityrelated
structure. As cyber-criminals are motivated by financial
incentives, a deeper understanding and identification
of the economic actors and interdependencies in the
online adult business is important for analyzing securityrelated
aspects of this industry.
Welcome to this Study Guide to nanotechnology.
Nanotechnology is widely considered to constitute the basis of the next technological revolution,
following on from the first Industrial Revolution, which began around 1750 with the introduction
of the steam engine and steelmaking (and which parallelled, or perhaps caused, upheavals
in land ownership and agriculture practice). The Industrial Revolution constituted as profound
a change in society and civilization as the earlier Stone, Bronze and Iron revolutions, each of
which ushered in a distinctly new age in the history of human civilization....
In our review of the literature, we focus first on the value graduates derive from holding the
MBA degree. Identification of these benefits should lead to inferences on the reasons for
choosing the degree. But since our premise is that online programs encourage the
participation of more experienced students, we believe that understanding the motives for
choosing a specific program is also important. Our review of the literature is organized to
highlight these two points: the value of the MBA, and the motives for choosing a particular
type of MBA program. ...
To understand what motivates students to enrol in an MBA program, it is important to
consider the perceived value of completing this degree. Research has focused on the career
impact of the MBA and on specific skills acquired in the process of earning the degree. Some
research has reported specific age and experience effects on the value of the MBA in skill
acquisition and in career progression.
Given the potential relative advantages of cleaner products and production technolo-
gies, it seems natural that policy makers are primarily interested in such incentives that affect
the firms’ choice among various types of environmental innovations.
In the absence
of a licensing option, online access to most of the digitized retrospective literature will be
severely constrained. Demand for print versions of digitized books will continue to exist and
libraries will be motivated to meet it, but they will need to do so in more cost-effective ways.
In the absence of fully available online editions, full-text indexing of digitized in-copyright
material provides a means of moderating and tuning demand for print versions and should
facilitate the transfer of an increasing part of the print inventory to high-density warehouses.
Motivated by these issues, we study the comovements between the returns
on country-industry portfolios and country-style portfolios for 23 countries, 26
industries, and nine styles during 1980–2005. During this period, markets are
likely to have become more integrated at the world level through increased
capital and trade integration. Also, a number of regional developments have
likely integrated stockmarkets at a regional level.
Contemporary perspectives in psychology and education characterize ideal students as rational
and in control of their thinking and actions. The good student is often described as intentional,
cognitive, metacognitive, critical, and reflective. I begin with a brief history of control and ratio-
nality to establish how “The Tradition” is deeply rooted in philosophy, religion, and, in gen-
eral, the story of Western civilization.
As funding for agricultural research becomes increasingly
scarce in many countries, research administrators have come
under heightened pressure to ensure that available resources
are used efficiently. The need to demonstrate accountability
has generated increased interest in research impacts
assessment methods and motivated a large number of
empirical studies designed to determine whether agricultural
research programs are having their intended effects.