You can't always get what you want : the impact of business motivations on alternative outcomes

Campton, Jenna A. (2016) You can't always get what you want : the impact of business motivations on alternative outcomes. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Definitions of small business success and motivations are often confused in the literature with research focusing on economic indicators. In this research the dynamic relationship between motivation and alternative success measures of business, such as wellbeing, were explored. The three studies revealed that over time motivation influences wellbeing and job satisfaction and that this relationship is multifaceted, complex, and dynamic with novel themes uncovered in business owner’s narratives. Finally, motivation was found to influence levels of wellbeing and business commitment. Several novel theoretical contributions are offered from this research as are suggestions for small business owners to maintain their personal wellbeing and business prosperity.

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ID Code: 95939
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Sawang, Sukanlaya & Newton, Cameron
Keywords: Small business owners, Job Demands Resources theory, Psychological Ownership theory, Motivation, Wellbeing, Job satisfaction, Commitment, Longitudinal structural equation modelling, Qualitative case studies, Alternative success measures
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 20 Jun 2016 01:36
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2016 01:37

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