Roxana Corduneanu



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Research title

Financial Rewards and Intrinsic Motivation - A Self-determination Perspective

Research summary

I am examining the relationship between performance-related pay and intrinsic motivation at work, seeking to identify the key socio-contextual factors (e.g., managerial support, job characteristics) and individual-level factors (e.g., specific personality factors) that can moderate this relationship. Through identifying these factors, I aim to advance a more in-depth understanding of the specific conditions in which performance-related incentives will have a positive (as opposed to a negative) effect on employee intrinsic motivation.


  • Recipient of the ESRC (3+1) Doctoral Scholarship
  • Recipient of the University of Glasgow’s Early Career Mobility Scheme scholarship (£5,000)


  • Paper presentation at the APROS/EGOS Conference in Organisational Studies, University of Technology Sydney, 2015 
  • Poster presentation at the SGSSS Doctoral Colloquium, University of St Andrews, 2017 
  • Paper presentation at the IRSPM Conference in Public Management Studies, Corvinus University Budapest, 2017 – received the Osborne Award for the Best Paper in the New Researchers Panel 
  • Paper presentation at the IRSPM Conference in Public Management Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 2019 
  • Attended the British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference and Doctoral Symposium, Newcastle University, 2016 
  • Attended the Understanding Society Scientific Conference, University of Essex, 2017
  • Attended the CIPD Applied Research Conference, Nottingham Trent University, 2018


Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Glasgow:

  • Organisational Behaviour 
  • People in Organisations 
  • Strategic and Operational Human Resource Management
  • Managing Across Cultures and Comparative Management
  • Managing and Leading in International Contexts 

Associate Lecturer at the University of West of Scotland:

  • Public Service Management
  • Public Service Performance Management