Application of the Analytic Hierarchic Process in Analysis Motivation System of a Transport Firm


Motivation of employees is the main element of management in firm. For this reason identification of the most important factors of motivation in firm is very important. These factors support employees to work more effectively and simultaneously secure satisfaction of work for themselves. The factors of motivation and their intensity of motiva-tion are main elements in construction of motivation system. The paper is an attempt of application of the Analytic Hierarchic Process (AHP) in decision making in economics and organization of firm. The AHP method has been used for the first time to work out models of motivation of employees in a firm. This method is useful in the process of motivation of employees. Its essence, concepts and rules of implementation have been presented in detail. This approach is a complex procedure, which appears to be useful for decision making relating to development of firms.


Organization's motivational system; Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP); Transport company

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Published : 2008-12-31

Łuczak, A., & Wysocki, F. (2008). Application of the Analytic Hierarchic Process in Analysis Motivation System of a Transport Firm. Journal of Agribusiness and Rural Development, 10(4), 47-60. Retrieved from

Aleksandra Łuczak
Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu  Poland
Feliks Wysocki 
Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu  Poland

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