PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom, along with Kyriaki Mitroussi (Cardiff University) published a port study entitled ‘Getting the work done: motivation needs and processes for seafarers and dock workers’ in the academic journal WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs.
In the study, Theo and Kyriaki argue that 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 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 is on dock workers performing cargo handling operations in seaports; as well as on the other maritime-related professional environment, seafarers working on board merchant vessels. The study 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.
You may freely download authors’ version @PortEconomics.eu.