For Love or Money: Intrinsic Motivation in The Global Project Team


  •   Neil C. Robinson


Global project teams (GPTs) are forecast to continue their ascent as the primary construct for implementing business change on a global scale. There is a lack of research exploring the sources of motivation in GPTs. Research in the field of general project management has started to explore the role of intrinsic motivation and self-determination theory (SDT) in driving performance. This research paper extends that exploration into the field of global projects, testing prior research findings in the context of a field study of 79 GPT practitioners in 21 countries. 8 sources of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation are validated as salient in the GPT. Intrinsic motivators are found to be more influential than extrinsic motivators. The study concludes with views on promoting intrinsic motivation in the GPT.

Keywords: Global Projects, Intrinsic, Motivation, Project Management.


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Robinson, N. C. (2022). For Love or Money: Intrinsic Motivation in The Global Project Team. European Journal of Business and Management Research, 7(6), 56–62.