Business & Economics Books:

Work Motivation

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

Work Motivation

History, Theory, Research, and Practice



Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Work Motivation
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order


Work Motivation: History, Theory, Research, and Practice provides unique behavioral science frameworks for motivating employees in organizational settings. Drawing upon his experiences as a staff psychologist in and consultant to organizations, author Gary P. Latham has written this book in a "mentor voice" that is highly personal and rich in examples, including enduring influences of mentors on researchers in the field. Key Features: *"Includes anecdotes about and from the major thought leaders in the field of motivation:" Personal insights from and about leading personalities in the field of motivation such as Bandura, Frese, Hough, Judge, Kanfer, Lawler, Locke, Pinder, Rousseau, and Vroom make the material come alive. Behind-the-scenes accounts of research and the researchers who conducted studies in North America, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe are addressed. *"Offers a chronological review of the research on and theories of motivation in the workplace:" Written in a meaningful and memorable style, a comprehensive treatment is given of work motivation from the end of the 19th century to the present.* "Provides a taxonomy for the study and practice of motivation:" The book explains how and why to take into account a person's needs, values, work setting, goals, moods, and emotions. Controversies of theoretical and practical significance such as the importance of money, the relationship between job satisfaction and job performance, and the distinction between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation are captured and resolved. Intended Audience:This is an excellent text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying work motivation in the departments of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Human Resource Management. Talk to the author!

Author Biography

Gary Latham is the Secretary of State Professor of Organizational Effectiveness in the Rotman School School of Management at the University of Toronto. He is a Past President of the Canadian Psychological Association, a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, Canadian Psychological Association, and the Royal Society of Canada. He is the only person to receive both the awards for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology as a Profession and as a Science from the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He is also the recipient of the Scholarly Practitioner and the Heneman Career Achievement Award from the Academy of Management Human Resource Division. He is the co-author of A Theory of Goal Setting and Task Performance with Edwin A. Locke; and Increasing Productivity through Performance Appraisal, and Developing and Training Human Resources, both with K. N. Wexley.
Release date NZ
September 6th, 2006
Edited by Gary P. Latham
Country of Publication
United States
SAGE Publications Inc
Product ID

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 609 Banana Points