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ERIC Number: EJ1072690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1940-5847
Who Would Propel Post-Communist Universities--The Challenge of Motivation
Keczer, Gabriella
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, v3 n6 p9-16 Jun 2010
Motivation is an outstanding priority of human resource management. A person is motivated to make efforts and perform by the desire to satisfy his needs. So when we deal with the issue of motivation at the workplace, the first thing we have to learn is what needs employees may have, and we also have to check which of these needs the workplace/job concerned is likely to meet and which are those that will have been left partially or totally unsatisfied. In my theoretical paper building on the need theories of Maslow, McClelland, Vroom, Porter-Lawler and Adams I analyze which basic needs the post-communist universities (state-owned higher educational institutions of the former communist countries) are likely to meet and those needs that will be partially or completely left unsatisfied. I conclude that post-communist universities are unable to meet the needs of those people who are, in each organization, the cornerstones of the future, development, competitiveness: they are the talented youth, the creative innovators and the committed leaders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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