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Employee Motivation and Organizational Performance in Multinational Companies: A Study of Cadbury Nigeria Plc

Solomon, Oluyinka and Hashim, Noor Hazarina and Mehdi, Zohreh B.T. and Ajagbe, Akintunde M. (2012) Employee Motivation and Organizational Performance in Multinational Companies: A Study of Cadbury Nigeria Plc. IRACST- International Journal of Research in Management & Technology (IJRMT), 2 (3). pp. 303-312. ISSN 2249-9563

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Abstract

Abstract--The study of human resource management (HRM) has been rejuvenated by the assurance that there is a bestpractice, high-involvement management (HIM) that can guarantee better performance of employees in organizations. None the less, there remain concerns that contingency theory still rules, that is, the fit between the human resource systems and their context, and particularly the organization's management technique, is all important and, thus, that high-involvement will only surpass other systems in certain situations. Furthermore, incentivising organizational employees and job satisfaction have been acknowledged to be a controversial and widely debated topic for years now. This assertion is not unconnected to the discovery that university graduates, job seekers and more to say organizational managers are no more concerned whether job duties and scope are fulfilling rather their interest lie more on the magnitude of incentives attached to their job. Furthermore, complaints are bound from employees of most companies that their monthly income is stagnant and there exist discriminatory wage policy in many of the multinational organizations in Nigeria. The relationship between effects of employee’s motivation on organizational performance has elicited a debate among personnel management professisionals and academic researchers over the years. This investigation however seeks to look into the effectiveness of employee motivation for enhanced organizational performance in multinational companies in Nigeria, especially the manufacturing sector. A survey of personnel of Cadbury Nig Plc was undertaken. A total of 100 self administered questionnaires were distributed while 87 of them were returned. The data collated and analyzed using simple percentages and Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation. The findings show provision of adequate motivation by Cadbury Nigeria Plc and improvement in employee productivity and, a positive correlation between employee productivity .Senior managers are however advised to adapt continuous improvement in motivational programmes as a core ingredient for enhanced employee productivity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Motivation; Organizational Performance; Employee; MNC; Nigeria
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 11:46
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2015 11:46
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4967

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