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Factors That Influence Sales Force Motivation: A Study for Pharmaceutical Industry of Chengdu in China

Chao, Ma Deng (2011) Factors That Influence Sales Force Motivation: A Study for Pharmaceutical Industry of Chengdu in China. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

One of the biggest challenge that business world is facing today is how to motivate employees to dedicate persistent and intensified efforts to achieve the organizational goals (Watson, 1994). Accordingly, employees' attitude surveys have been used frequently to ascertain what sparks and sustains their desire to work harder. However, the motivation of the employees remained a complex puzzle since long (Wiley, 1997). It is generally accepted that motivated and committed sales force is one of the critical factors in the growth and profitability of the organizations. China's pharmaceutical sales organizations to such enterprises as, developing fast and profits high, it really needs to motivate employee. The purpose of this study, focus on a Second-tier city in China as the representative to determine the factors that influence pharmaceutical sales force motivation, used a sample of 199 participants among 23 pharmaceutical sales organizations in Chengdu. The study predicted three independent variables (payment, job security, and opportunities for advancement and development) though empirically investigated the relationship with motivation, and examined whether them effectively motivate pharmaceutical sales force. The finding showed that pay is not longer to severs motivate, based on Maslow's needs hierarchy theory , job security as the security needs and opportunities need for advancement and development still more motivating them, especially, the needs for advancement and development is highlights significant motivator. It suggest that the intermediate needs and higher level of needs are important to motivate sales force that should be considered. Consequently, the study results will help practitioners in creating a effective incentive system to fostering sales force motivation leading to higher productivity and overall performance.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sales Force Motivation, Case Study, Pharmaceutical Industry, China
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce. > HF5001-6182 Business
Divisions: College of Business (COB)
Depositing User: Mr Husni Ismail
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2011 10:08
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 07:08
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2564

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