International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

An Evaluation of Motivation in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, Honduras and the United States Utilizing the Hackman and Oldham Model and the Possible Impact of Culture on the Results
Rickey Casey, Kayla Casey

This study of the Job Characteristics Model centers on companies in both manufacturing and service industries located in North and Central America. Results of United States companies are compared to those of non-US firms. Scores were calculated for each of the five dimensions of the model and the motivation potential score. For comparison purposes, scores for all companies studied were compared to those in the Hackman and Oldham database. It appears cross-cultural differences may help to explain the findings.

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