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Get rid of the monetary incentive systems: how to use the management control system to motivate employees
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economic Information Systems. (SiSK)
2009 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In the management control literature, monetary incentive systems is often seen as a self-evident tool to (extrinsically) motivate employees and thereby enhance their, and the entire organisations, performance. However, the article will show that this is a problematic stance. Instead, the management control system should focus on enhancing the intrinsic motivation of the employees. The aim of the article is therefore to increase the understanding of how the management control system could be used to stimulate the internal driving forces that actually motivates employees. This is done by (1) using three concepts from behavioural research that relates to enhancing intrinsic motivation and (2) by presenting suggestions for the use of the management control system to support these concepts. The article concludes that by using the management control system to focus on the human being in it self, the likelihood of formulating more competitive strategies, and implementing them more successfully, will increase because of enhanced employee intrinsic motivation.

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2009. 1-7 p.
Keyword [en]
management control, monetary incentive systems, motivate
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-52144OAI: diva2:279916
Nordisk workshop XIV i ekonomi- och verksamhetsstyrning, Handelshögskolan, Stockholm
Available from: 2009-12-07 Created: 2009-12-07 Last updated: 2012-09-04Bibliographically approved

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