IJIMT 2017 Vol.8(2): 81-84 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2017.8.2.707

Managerial Motivational Practices and Motivational Differences between Blue- and White-Collar Employees: Application of Maslow’s Theory

Dora Najjar and Pascale Fares
Abstract— This study aims at investigating the motivational practices of management and the differences of motivational factors, based on the applicability of Maslow’s theory, between blue- and white- collar employees. Empirical data was collected through semi-structured interviews held in Lebanon. The various motivational factors of blue- and white-collar employees were explored. The interpretation of the findings manifests compliance and inconsistency with the theory. Moreover, the originality of the study stems from the application of Maslow’s theory on the investigation of potential differences in motivational factors regarding the job status.

Index Terms— Blue collar, Maslow, motivation, white collar.

D. Najjar was with Lady of Balamand High School, El koura, Lebanon. She is now with the Faculty of Business, University of Balamand, El Koura, Lebanon (e-mail: dora.najjar@balamand.edu.lb).
P. Fares is with the University of Balamand El Koura, Lebanon (e-mail: Pascale.fares@std.balamand.edu.lb)

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Cite: Dora Najjar and Pascale Fares, " Managerial Motivational Practices and Motivational Differences between Blue- and White-Collar Employees: Application of Maslow’s Theory," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 81-84, 2017.

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