Drawing from theory and research studies, critically discuss how managers can use Expectancy Theory to motivate employees.

Drawing from theory and research studies, critically discuss how managers can use Expectancy Theory to motivate employees.

Module Code: MGT650 Coursework Code: MGT650-1: Expectancy Theory
Module Title: Managing People in Organisations

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Contribution to Final Mark for Module: 100%
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Any words over 3000 will result in marks being deducted from your score.
Assessment Task: Answer any ONE of the following questions
Word Count: 3000 words (excluding title and references but including any text in figures and tables you might use).
Essay due: 17th January 2022, 12pm (noon)
Question 1.
Drawing from theory and research studies, critically discuss how managers can use Expectancy Theory to motivate employees.
Question 2.
Critically evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of self-managed teams from the perspective of both managers and employees.
Question 3.
Jeff Bezos (Executive Chairman of Amazon) is quoted as saying ‘part of company culture is path-dependent – it’s the lessons you learn along the
way.’ Critically discuss this statement drawing on theory and research studies.Assessment criteria for this assignment is in the table below. This matrix will be used to mark your essay. Expectancy Theory
Hard Fail
Soft Fail
Use of
No understanding or
use of appropriate
concepts, theories
and frameworks.
understanding and
limited use of
concepts, theories
and frameworks.
Sound understanding or
use of some appropriate
concepts, theories and
frameworks but includes
some errors and
High standard of
critical analysis using
appropriate concepts
theories and
frameworks. Some use
of evidence in analysis
and to support

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Resit: A different essay question will be set for the resit assignment. The resit assignment will be released in the Spring
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