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An examination of the motivational profiles of scientists.

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In an increasingly instrumental organizational world this research highlights how financial/extrinsic motivators are not the best way to motivate scientists. What high performing scientists want from their work environment is challenge, intellectual stimulation and the ability to use their significant expertise.

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This page is a summary of: The work motivation of research scientists and its effect on research performance, R and D Management, April 2014, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/radm.12063.
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