Motivational recipes and research performance: A fuzzy set analysis of the motivational profile of high performing research scientists

  • James Christopher Ryan, Jasmina Berbegal-Mirabent
  • Journal of Business Research, November 2016, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.04.128

What motivates scientific researchers?

What is it about?

What motivates high performing researchers. This article identifies different motivational recipes that are associated with research productivity/performance

Why is it important?

Many academic environments struggle to enhance the research productivity of faculty due to a misunderstanding of what motivates scientific researchers.


Dr James C Ryan
United Arab Emirates University

A first application of fuzzy-sets for me. (Thanks to the great work of my co-author). It is an eye opening experience and highlights the need for more critical examinations of our methodologies if we are to advance management theory.

Dr James C Ryan
United Arab Emirates University

The experience of applying a fuzzy-set analysis to an existing data set illustrates how our research methods can limit or expand our understanding of an issue

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