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Positive Management of Universities: A Model of Motivation to Strive for Scientific Excellence


Objective: The aim of the article is to conceptualise a model of work motivation in the management of universities striving for scientific excellence. Research Design & Methods: The most relevant for our aim is the self-determina tion theory that is applied to the work and organisational domain. We used a nar rative literature review. Findings: The proposed model is derived from the self-determination theory. It includes three types of motivation: autonomous motivation, controlled motivation, and amoti vation, as well as three psychological needs, i.e. autonomy, mastery, and purpose. These motives and needs can interact to enhance scientific effectiveness further. Implications & Recommendations: Universities need innovative staff who can con tribute to strengthening scientific productivity and enhance the influence of the uni versity at the international level. Contribution & Value Added: Connection of three perspectives – institutional, individ ual and scientific disciplines – will capture the complexities of managing work motiva tion oriented to scientific effectiveness.


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Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review no. 7, pages 239 - 251,
ISSN: 2353-883X
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Basińska B., Leja K., Szuflita-Żurawska M.: Positive Management of Universities: A Model of Motivation to Strive for Scientific Excellence// Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review -Vol. 7,iss. 3 (2019), s.239-251
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