Gender Motivation Differences of Czech and Chinese Employees

  • Lenka Ližbetinová Department of Humanities, Faculty of Corporate Strategy, Institute of Technology and Business, Okružní 517/10, 370 01 České Budějovice, Czech Republic https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8969-2071
  • Miloš Hitka Department of Business Economics, Faculty of Wood Sciences and Technology, Technical University in Zvolen, T. G. Masaryka 24, 960 53 Zvolen, Slovak Republic

Abstract

The aim of the article is to identify significant differences in motivational preferences of employees of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) by comparing their membership to the region and gender. The paper presents the partial outcomes of research on the level of motivation and the preferences of employees in the Czech Republic and the Beijing municipality administration of the People’s Republic of China. The survey was carried out in 2017 using a questionnaire. The questionnaires were distributed in small and medium-sized enterprises engaged in various areas of business. The sample included the entire territory of the Czech Republic (CR) and the Beijing municipality administration in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). A total of 2,673 respondents participated in the survey, of which 899 were respondents in the Beijing municipality administration and 1,774 respondents from the Czech Republic. Descriptive statistics was used to characterize the sampling unit. The other methods used to evaluate data in the article were the Student two-sample t-test, F test, and ANOVA. The differences in motivational preferences of employees revealed by the study can be used as a basis for creating appropriate incentive programs for multinational business teams.

Keywords: small and medium enterprises, motivational preferences, motivation, employees of the Czech Republic, employees of the People’s Republic of China
Published online
2019-11-28
How to Cite
Ližbetinová, L. and Hitka, M. (FIRST) “Gender Motivation Differences of Czech and Chinese Employees”, Periodica Polytechnica Social and Management Sciences. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPso.12867.
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