As a vital part of an organization, human
resources management has been drawing broad attention both industrially and academically.
Motivation is a significant content of HRM, which can be divided into material
incentive and non-material incentive. This paper investigated the Chinese
agri-business companies’ motivation methods and gave suggestions. This paper
uses questionnaire and statistical analysis to explore and confirm that
agriculture companies should pay attention not only to material incentive, but
also non-material incentive. A Chinese agri-business company has been chosen for
Cite this paper
Fang, M. , Qi, Y. , Liu, X. and Wang, Y. (2014) A study of the Acceptance of Material Incentives and Non-Material Incentives in Agri-Business Companies. Open Journal of Social Sciences
, 144-149. doi: 10.4236/jss.2014.29025
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