Herzberg! Can we trust you in Africa?

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dc.contributor.author Marnewick, Carl
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-11T05:46:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-11T05:46:38Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02
dc.identifier.citation Marnewick, C. 2011. Herzberg! Can we trust you in Africa? African Journal of Business Management, 5(4):1293-1303. Available online at http://www.academicjournals.org/AJBM, DOI: 10.5897/AJBM10.804 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1993-8233
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7841
dc.description.abstract Information technology (IT) projects are implemented through individual team members. These projects are fairly long in duration, especially enterprise resource planning projects. The problem that IT project managers face is how to motivate the team members, particularly in an African context where a team consists of various cultures and races. This paper presents results of a quantitative research study in which team members were asked to rank their motivating factors on a scale of 1 to 12 based on Herzberg’s two-factor theory. The reason for using this theory is that, it was found to still be applicable after 50 years of its establishment. The purpose was to determine whether Herzberg’s two-factor theory is applicable in an African context and if so, what unique factors could motivate IT team members in Africa. The research indicates that race, age and gender are not indicators and that there is a general tendency that the motivating factors of Herzberg can be used to motivate team members. The implication is that IT project managers can use Herzberg’s two-factor theory to motivate individual team members. The research also adds to the current body of knowledge that Africans are not motivated by hygiene factors. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Academic Journal en_US
dc.rights ©2011 Academic Journals en_US
dc.subject Information technology en_US
dc.subject Project management en_US
dc.subject Motivation en_US
dc.subject Herzberg’s two-factor theory en_US
dc.title Herzberg! Can we trust you in Africa? en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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