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Motivation of quantity surveyors towards improved job Malaysian construction industry


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Siti Sarah Herman and David Eaton and Hasif Rafidee Hasbollah Motivation of quantity surveyors towards improved job Malaysian construction industry. In: UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

Abstract

Performance is a product of motivation and is viewed as the implementation of an action or one’s

ability. Meanwhile, employee performance is the measure of the quality of an organisation. Motivation has been

described as the key factor that influences people to perform better, resulting in higher productivity. Motivation

triggers action into achieving goal(s). The issue of motivation is important as it is the key to high performance

especially since the construction industry is related to human management. In construction, quantity surveyors

contribute to the overall construction performance, mainly, by adding value to the contractual and financial

management of projects starting from the pre-construction stage until post-construction. However, the roles of

the quantity surveyor have undergone significant change in different countries in the last decade and the

profession now faces several challenges that threaten its existence. The way quantity surveyors carry out their

work has changed in order to adapt to the challenging environment. The quantity surveying profession has been

established in Malaysia since 1961. However, there is a paucity of research that has investigated the

motivational practices towards improvement of job performance of quantity surveyors; and the evolution of the

role of the quantity surveyor in order to study the relationship between motivation and work performance of this

profession in Malaysian construction industry. This paper compares 5 studies related to motivation and job

performance of employees. This paper is based on on-going PhD study which is expected to complete in 2017.

Conclusions and recommendations are offered for the benefit of academics, researchers, professional institutions

and the construction industry in Malaysia. The conclusions and recommendations are offered for the benefit of

academics, researchers, professional institutions and the construction industry in Malaysia.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Collection Type: Institution
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysian Construction Industry - Performance - Motivation - Motivation Factors - Quantity - Surveyors
Faculty/Centre/Office: Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business
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Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2014 04:31
Last Modified: 23 May 2022 11:15
URI: http://discol.umk.edu.my/id/eprint/9106
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