The mathematics of human motivation : applying the law of escalating marginal sacrifice : a cost-benefit framework for understanding the determinants of performance /
- Publication info:
- Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, c2008.
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- The mathematics of human motivation : applying the law of escalating marginal sacrifice : a cost-benefit framework for understanding the determinants of performance / Phil Grant.
- Main Author:
- Grant, Philip C.
Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, 2008
- Related Resource:
"The Mathematics of Human Motivation is an effort to advance the theory of human motivation. Professor Grant has created a theory development book that involved construction and analysis of a mathematical framework for exploring the intricacies of human motivation and satisfaction. It draws on multiple disciplines to synthesize a model that has tremendous capacity for answering numerous previously unanswered questions on human motivation and for predicting human behavior."--BOOK JACKET.
- Physical Description:
xiv, 201 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
9780761839644 (pbk. : alk. paper)076183964X (pbk. : alk. paper)
Table of Contents
- Ch. 1. Effort-Net Return Model of Motivation and Satisfaction
- Ch. 2. Law of Escalating Marginal Sacrifice and its Corollaries
- Ch. 3. Interpreting Motivation Phenomena with the Effort-Net Return Model
- Ch. 4. Nuances of Penalty Functions
- Ch. 5. Job Design and Ability as Determinants of Employee Motivation
- Ch. 6. Integrating the Theory of the Firm and the Theory of Individual Behavior
- Ch. 7. Adjusting Reward Functions in Response to Productivity and Cost Change
- Ch. 8. Designing Incentive Systems to Maximize Profitability
- Ch. 9. Optimizing the Distribution of Constrained Effort
- Ch. 10. Goal Selection and Employee Motivation Under Uncertainty
- App. A. Motivation Strategies and Tactics from ENR
- App. B. Coupling Functions and Perceived Utility.