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Comparison between motivational techniques of Chinese and Swedish companies
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Business and Economic Studies.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Business and Economic Studies.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Aim & Research questions:

The aim of this work is to study the motivational techniques of a Swedish and a Chinese company and analyze the effects of motivational techniques on employee motivation in both companies.


Both qualitative and quantitative methods have been used for data collection. Survey is contacted on the employees in the Swedish and Chinese company. Total of five interviews have been done.

Findings & Conclusion:

It is found that the Swedish and Chinese company both apply similar and different motivational techniques. The motivational techniques which are related to hygiene factors and motivators worked well to motivate employees in the Swedish company but not in the Chinese company.

Contribution & Suggestions for future research:

This study provides knowledge on how manufacturing industry motivate employees, especially in Sweden and China. It also gives readers new perspectives of culture and type of company in looking and thinking employee motivation. Besides, analyzing based on different motivation theories, explaining the reasons from different other perspectives and comparing the same type of companies could be the suggestions for future research. Finally, the future research could be extend to research in China-Sweden joint venture, how they motivate employees under the multi-culture background.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 61 p.
Keyword [en]
Motivational Techniques, Two-Factor Theory, Employee Satisfaction, Swedish Company, Chinese Company
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-12248Archive number: E3BA:DiVA 52/2012OAI: diva2:539959
Subject / course
Business administration
Educational program
Business administration – master’s programme (one year)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-09-20 Created: 2012-06-24 Last updated: 2012-09-20Bibliographically approved

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