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Work Motivation
-Studies of its Determinants and Outcomes

Christina Bjorklund

AKADEMISK AVHANDLING

Som for avlaggande av filosofie doktorsexamen vid Handelshogskolan i Stockholm framlaggs for offentlig granskning fredagen den 27 april 2001, kIlO.I5 i Aulan, Handelshogskolan, Sveavagen 65.

Work Motivation
-Studies of its Determinants and Outcomes

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Work Motivation
- Studies of its Determinants and Outcomes

Christina Bjorklund

t,!t\ STOCKHOLM SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
~i7 EFI, THE ECONOMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE

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f~" Dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D. Stockholm School of Economics, 2001.

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Keywords:

work motivation job performance work interest child care insurance company

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To mymother

Acknowledgements
The years of working on my thesis at the Stockholm School of Economics have been exciting, interesting, and filled with many discussions and stimulating encounters with people. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my advisors. First of all, I would like to thank my n1ain advisor professor Lennart Sjoberg, who aroused my interest in the topic of work n10tivation. His advise, ideas and critical comments have been of great value to me. I would like to thank my second advisor, professor Erland Svensson, who has given me valuable comments on my thesis. I also would like to express my gratitude to professor...
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