Journal of Research in International Business and Management

Journal of Research in International Business and Management (JRIBM) (ISSN: 2251-0028) Vol. 4(2) pp. 21-27, April, 2014. DOI: http:/ Copyright © 2014 International Research Journals


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Forms and scope of employee motivation techniques in the Nigerian education sector

*1Ulabor Ehimen, 2Chima Mordi and 3Hakeem Ajonbadi

*1University of Wales

2Univeristy of Brunel

3Kwara State University

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This study seeks to critically examine the various types of motivation techniques utilized by managers and assess employees’ perception of the significance of the techniques for incentivising employees in the Nigeria education sector. The study utilises one hundred and eight interviews which was undertaken among academic staff members  and administrative middle and senior managers in six selected Polytechnics in the Nigeria. The findings indicate that the most dominant motivation techniques include providing better financial benefits, promotion, medical, job security etc.  The paper suggests policy implications which would aid the implementation of motivational policies in the Nigerian Polytechnic sector and suggests directions for future research.

Keywords: Educational sector, academic staff, motivational techniques.

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