Title: The impact of extrinsic and intrinsic rewarding system on employee motivation in the context of Sri Lankan apparel sector

Authors: Nirma Sadamali Jayawardena; Darshana Jayawardena

Addresses: Department of Marketing, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Australia ' Department of Management, National School of Business Management, No. 309 Dampe – Pitipana Rd, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Abstract: The main purpose of this empirical research was to investigate the relationship between the extrinsic and intrinsic rewarding system on employee motivation on a leading apparel company in Sri Lanka. The research design includes mono method quantitative methodology. Data were gathered through 400 employees in the selected apparel company in Sri Lanka through a self-administrated questionnaire. The major findings of this study indicated that there was a strong positive influence from the job promotion variable on employee motivation which is a major extrinsic reward. The study contributed to identify the employee motivational factors in the selected company and to reduce current labour turnover ratio by identifying the factors which motivate the current workforce. The conceptual framework of the study is developed by the author based on the previous literature.

Keywords: employee motivation; intrinsic rewards; extrinsic rewards; permanent employees; apparel sector; Sri Lanka.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2020.104840

International Journal of Business Excellence, 2020 Vol.20 No.1, pp.51 - 69

Received: 27 May 2018
Accepted: 22 Sep 2018

Published online: 31 Jan 2020 *

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