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Getting the work done: motivation needs and processes for seafarers and dock workers
Mitroussi, K.; Notteboom, T. (2015). Getting the work done: motivation needs and processes for seafarers and dock workers. WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs 14(2): 247-265. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s13437-014-0064-y
In: WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs. World Maritime University: Heidelberg. ISSN 1651-436X, more
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    Motivation Seafarers Dock labor Employment Human resources

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  • Mitroussi, K.
  • Notteboom, T., more

Abstract
    Most of current literature on motivation at work is acontextual neglecting the role of contextual layers found in distinct industries or professional environments. The aim of the present paper is to extend traditional notions of work motivation by considering more explicitly the importance and impact of professional/industry contexts and extant processes in them on work motivation. The focus of the paper is on two maritime-related professional environments: seafarers working on board merchant vessels and dock workers performing cargo handling operations in seaports. The paper critically reviews the context and constituents of the two professions in view of adding a dimension/layer of industry context and environment to mainstream literature on motivation.

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