Getting the work done : a comparative study on motivation needs and processes for seafarers and dock workers
Institute for Transport en Maritime Management (ITMMA)
WMU journal of maritime affairs / World Maritime University [Malmö] - Malmö, 2002, currens
, p. 247-265
University of Antwerp
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.