A variety of factors can be used to motivate an individual. Nonetheless, individuals will be just that when it comes to personal motivations. In a case study of nine large software developers, Baddoo, Hall, and Jagieska (2006) found that developers' motivations for performance were based around pay and benefits, recognition, and opportunities for achievement. They concluded that motivations are dependent upon the employees and are likely to change within differing industries. Therefore the individual, company, and industry must be taken into account when motivators are applied.

Foa and Foa (1974) have analyzed the motivation that is provided by different resources. They have identified six resources, with money, of ...

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