This research examines the linkage between commitment (organizational and job), motivation (intrinsic and extrinsic), and work outcomes (effort and propensity to leave) using the Korean sample. With its focus on the relative impact of loyalty‐based commitment and incentive‐based motivation on work outcome behavior, this study highlights Confucian culture and expectancy theory. Using survey data, support was found for all the hypotheses except the paths from job involvement to effort. In particular, organizational commitment was found to have the highest influence on effort and propensity to leave, presenting empirical support for the eminence of loyalty as a motivational tool in a collectivistic work culture. Managerial implications and future research are discussed.
Lee, K.S. and Kulviwat, S. (2008), "Korean Workers’ Motivation Tools: Commitment and Incentive‐Based Motivation and Their Relative Impact on Behavioral Work Outcome", Multinational Business Review, Vol. 16 No. 4, pp. 87-110. https://doi.org/10.1108/1525383X200800019
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