Does Incentive Mechanism Influence the Research Productivity of Public Sector University Teaching Faculty in Pakistan? A Comparison between Tenure Track System (TTS) and Basic Pay Scale (BPS)
Ghulam Mustafa and
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Ghulam Mustafa: Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
Bashir Khan: Deputy Director, HEDR, Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad
No 2022:86, PIDE Knowledge Brief from Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
The available literature establishes that the incentive theory of motivation has significantly influenced the desired outcomes in public sector organizations, and institutes. The achievement of the desired outcomes chiefly depends on the way incentives are being offered (e,g.; Killeen, 1985; Burgess and Ratto, 2003; Fehr et al., 2013; Fall and Roussel, 2014; Cassar and Meier, 2018; Itri et al., 2019). Believing on the outcomes of the incentive theory of motivation, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) introduced a monetary incentive-based mode of appointment against the Basic Pay Scale (BPS) to hire the teaching faculty by public sector universities in Pakistan.
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