Staff motivation in small food manufacturing enterprises
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Bent, R., Seaman, C. & Ingram, A. (1999) Staff motivation in small food manufacturing enterprises, British Food Journal, vol. 101, , pp. 654-667,
Examines the factors which affect staff motivation and satisfaction in small food businesses. Explores previous theories of motivation. Thirty-eight small food processing and manufacturing companies in Scotland formed the sample. Interviews and open-ended semistructured questionnaires were employed in the research. Results emphasise the importance of the management style of the owner/manager particularly when it comes to factors such as ``lack of appreciation'', ``poor communication'' and ``training''.