Emotional experience and motivation in startup context: A qualitative study

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Franck, Henrika
dc.contributor.author Hoang, Thi Thuy Hang
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-29T10:13:08Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-29T10:13:08Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/32563
dc.description.abstract Using data from a qualitative study, this thesis explores the relationship between emotion and motivation in the startup context. The data was taken from ten in-depth interviews with employees and founders of various startups based in Finland. Based on various existing theories and studies, I have developed an analytical framework to analyze the connection between emotion and motivation in narratives collected from the interviews. This framework's role is to assist the understanding of the link between characteristics of emotion: level of pleasantness, level of activation, individual or group, and elements of motivation: direction, intensity and goal orientation. Tens of examples have been collected, showings different behavioral responses to different states of emotion. Data from across interviews show a relatively consistent relationship between the pleasantness level and direction of behavior, especially in the case of positive emotion. Whereas, in many cases, individuals may develop emotion self-regulation mechanisms, which alter the motivation and behavioral outcomes as suggested by the felt emotion. The results also show important observation regarding group identity and group emotion: even within an organization, an individual may form either in-group or out-group identity. The perceived group-identity has a strong influence on how the person responds to emotion felt in a group context. Examples from the qualitative study also show that long-term, intensive engagement with group members can enhance the in-group identity and thus increase an individual's motivation to perform both in-role behaviors and extra-role behaviors. en
dc.format.extent 77
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Emotional experience and motivation in startup context: A qualitative study en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Kauppakorkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Business en
dc.contributor.department Johtamisen laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword emotion en
dc.subject.keyword motivation en
dc.subject.keyword startup en
dc.subject.keyword group emotion en
dc.subject.keyword group identity en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201806293973
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.programme Strategy en
dc.subject.helecon johtaminen fi
dc.subject.helecon strategia fi
dc.subject.helecon yritykset fi
dc.subject.helecon kasvu fi
dc.subject.helecon tunteet fi
dc.subject.helecon motivaatio fi
dc.subject.helecon ryhmät fi
dc.ethesisid 17243
dc.location P1 I fi


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