What is it about?

Real theory development in the social sciences and business has almost ground to a halt. We need to consider different methods to assist us in the advancement of meaningful theory for the 21st century. This monograph advocates for the usefulness of a set theoretic approach (fuzzy-sets) to advance understanding in the domain of workplace motivation

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Why is it important?

If we are going to achieve more than the repackaging of 'old wine in new bottles' in management research we need to start moving away from the linear model testing paradigm that has hindered the development of critical insights in modern business and management

Perspectives

A nice opportunity to reflect on work done and the contemporaneous progress of thought on set theoretic approaches to motivation research.

Dr James C Ryan
United Arab Emirates University

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This page is a summary of: Reflections on the conceptualization and operationalization of a set-theoretic approach to employee motivation and performance research, Journal of Innovation & Knowledge, January 2017, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jik.2016.12.001.
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