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Employee motivation and learning behaviours in Malaysian manufacturing industries

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posted on 23.09.2015, 14:41 authored by Shafizal Mat, Keith CaseKeith Case, Shahrol Mohamaddan
The topics of motivation and job satisfaction have been the subjects of interest to researchers in the past decade. Many researchers and practitioners have studied the driving factors that motivate staff in the workplace, but no specific finding has shown the correlation between motivation and job performance. This study is an attempt to improve the understanding of the human contribution to variability in manufacturing industries and focuses on the relationship between employee motivation and learning behaviours while doing different tasks. Industrial and experimental studies have been conducted to test four hypotheses concerning simple/complex tasks, skilled/unskilled workers and group/individual working. It was found that none of the hypotheses were supported. These findings are expected to be useful for future reference especially related to the motivation and learning theories among employees in manufacturing industries.



  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Thirteenth International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2015) Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXIX


MAT, S., CASE, K. and MOHAMADDAN, S., 2015. Employee motivation and learning behaviours in Malaysian manufacturing industries. IN: Newnes, L., Nassehi, A. and Dhokia, V. (eds). Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXIX: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2015), University of Bath, 8th-10th September 2015, pp.147-152.


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