Effect of Employee Motivation on Employee Performance

  • Moeed Ahmad Sandhu Department of Business Administration Bahauddin Zakariya University Sahiwal campus, Pakistan
  • Javed Iqbal Department of Business Administration, Bahauddin Zakariya University Sahiwal campus, Pakistan
  • Waris Ali Department of Business Administration, Bahauddin Zakariya University Sahiwal campus, Pakistan
  • Muhmmad Sajid Tufail Department of Business Administration, Bahauddin Zakariya University Sahiwal campus, Pakistan
Keywords: Employee motivation, employee performance, SMEs, Pakistan

Abstract

Purpose: The study empirically analyzes the moderating role of government support policy on the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation, technology orientation and performance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in northeast Nigeria.  

Design/Methodology/Approach: The paper adopts quantitative survey method using structured questionnaires, data was collected from 240 SME owner-managers in northeast Nigeria. The data collected was analyzed using Partial Least Squares PLS-SEM.

 Findings: The findings of the study indicates a significant positive relationship between EO, TO and Performance of SMEs. Additionally, the outcomes of the study authenticate that government support policy moderates the relationship between EO, TO and performance of SMEs in Nigeria.

Implications/Originality/Value: The study have practical implication for government, policy makers, regulators, SMEs owner-managers and other stakeholders to recognize government support as it affects SMEs performance. The study further add to the frontier of knowledge on the importance of GSPs in strengthen the relationship between the variables and SMEs performance. This is the first study that focuses on testing the moderating role of government support policy on the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation, technology orientation and SMEs performance in Nigeria.

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Published
2017-06-30
How to Cite
Sandhu, M. A., Iqbal, J., Ali, W., & Tufail, M. S. (2017). Effect of Employee Motivation on Employee Performance. Journal of Business and Social Review in Emerging Economies, 3(1), 85-100. https://doi.org/10.26710/jbsee.v3i1.182