motivation theories

According to Herbert Simon (1976, p.289), in the early writings on human relations the prevailing assumption was that “the happy employee is the productive employee.” Consider this assumption in relation to the continuing popularity of motivation theories.

Followed is a list of the essential readings and reference list that should the essay be based on the include theories and citations from the following list. However the writer is free to use his own academic references but it is essential to include the list below:

Wilson, F. M. 2010. Organizational behaviour at work: A critical introduction (3rd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press (Chapter 6&7)

Thompson, P., & McHugh, D. 2009. Work organisations: A critical approach (Fourth ed.). London: Palgrave Macmillan. (chapters 21 & 22)

Linstead, S. 2002. Organizational kitsch. Organization, 9(4): 657-682.

Watson, T. J. 1996. Motivation: That’s Maslow, isn’t it? Management Learning, 27(4): 447-464.

Tourish, D., & Barge, J. K. 2010. An Exchange of Letters: What Can a Specifically Social Constructionist Perspective Bring to Bear on What Must Be One of the Most Studied Subjects in Human History? Management Communication Quarterly, 24(2): 322-347.

Tourish, D. 2013. The dark side of transformational leadership : a critical perspective. New York: Routledge.

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