Work motivation as a determinant of organisational and professional commitment in temporary organisations : theoretical lenses and propositions

Bredillet, Christophe, Dwivedula, Ravikiran, & Müller, Ralf (2013) Work motivation as a determinant of organisational and professional commitment in temporary organisations : theoretical lenses and propositions. Journal of Project, Program & Portfolio Management, 4(1), pp. 11-29.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present a theoretical framework to investigate the relationship between work motivation, organisational commitment and professional commitment in temporary organisations. Through a review of theory, we contend that work motivation has two major patterns — internal motivation (which includes intrinsic, need-based and self-deterministic theories), and external motivation (which includes cognitive or process-based theories of motivation) through which it has been investigated. We also hold the nature of employee commitment to be of three types — affective, continuance and normative. This commitment may be towards either the organisation or the profession. A literature review revealed that the characteristics of the temporary organisation — specifically tenure and task — regulate the relationship between work motivation, organisational commitment and professional commitment. Testable propositions are presented.

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ID Code: 63885
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: work motivation, organizational commitment, professional commitment, temporary organization, project management
ISSN: 1838-7845
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 UTS ePress and author(s)
Deposited On: 03 Nov 2013 22:12
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2017 13:10

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