The Mathematics of Human Motivation: Applying the Law of Escalating Marginal Sacrifice

The Mathematics of Human Motivation: Applying the Law of Escalating Marginal Sacrifice

By: Phil Grant (author)Paperback

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The Mathematics of Human Motivation is a pioneering effort to advance the theory of human motivation. It provides powerful, new direction for students of human behavior. Professor Grant has created a theory development book that involves construction and analysis of a mathematical framework for exploring the intricacies of human motivation and satisfaction.

About Author

Phil Grant is a management consultant and Professor of Management at Husson College in Bangor, Maine. He is a former Dean and Department Chair at Husson, and has helped more than 100 prominent organizations improve management of the human resource. Professor Grant has written and published ten books and over 165 articles on human performance in organizations. Among his most outstanding creative achievements are the founding of the Law of Escalating Marginal Sacrifice, the discovery of 132 plus major management uses for properly prepared job descriptions, and the creation of a unique job design-based performance model.


Part 1 Key Features Part 2 List of Figures Part 3 Preface Part 4 Acknowledgements Chapter 5 The Effort-Net Return Model of Motivation and Satisfaction Chapter 6 The Law of Escalating Marginal Sacrifice and its Corollaries Chapter 7 Interpreting Motivation Phenomena with the Effort-Net Return Model Chapter 8 The Nuances of Penalty Functions Chapter 9 Job Design and Ability as Determinants of Employee Motivation Chapter 10 Integrating the Theory of the Firm and the Theory of Individual Behavior Chapter 11 Adjusting Reward Functions in Response to Productivity and Cost Change Chapter 12 Designing Incentive Systems to Maximize Profitability Chapter 13 Optimizing the Distribution of Constrained Effort Chapter 14 Goal Selection and Employee Motivation Under Uncertainty Chapter 15 Motivation Strategies and Tactics from ENR Chapter 16 Coupling Functions and Perceived Utility Part 17 Bibliography Part 18 Index Part 19 About the Author

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761839644
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 220
  • ID: 9780761839644
  • weight: 331
  • ISBN10: 076183964X

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