Iluta Arbidane, Dairis Arbidāns, Ēvalds Višķers, Iveta Graudiņa


One of the challenges a company manager constantly faces  is employee motivation. According to the authors' empirical experience, in small enterprises, an entrepreneur often has limited opportunities to hire a large number of employees, so the existing ones have to perform not only direct job responsibilities within their position or profession, but also other additional duties. The aim of the research is to study the problems and opportunities of employees motivation in small enterprises. Two surveys were conducted to achieve the aim. The survey of entrepreneurs examines the motivation of employees from the point of view of entrepreneurs, while the second survey examines the opinion of employees on motivation in small enterprises. As a result, the motivators are ranked from both points of view and compared.


small enterprises, motivation, personnel

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