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23.9: Introduction to Process-Based Theories

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  • What you’ll learn to do: explain process-based theories of motivation

    In this section, we will discuss three theories of motivation that represent an alternative to the needs-based approaches discussed in the prior section. Equity theory, expectancy theory and reinforcement theory are all process-based concepts positing that human behavior is based on predictable processes of environmental or situational analysis. We will also highlight similarities between needs- and process-based theories and the  management implications of the each of the process theories.


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    • Introduction to Process-Based Theories. Authored by: Nina Burokas. Provided by: Lumen Learning. License: CC BY: Attribution