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Past Issue • Jul-Sep 2015

Impact of Motivational Crowding in Sustainable Development Interventions

Impact of Motivational Crowding in Sustainable Development Interventions

Material compensation in exchange for strictly monitored performance, particularly for complex and unstructured tasks, can undermine “intrinsic motivations” in sustainable development programmes, shows a study of the Mid-Himalayan Watershed Project by Professor Ashwini Chhatre, a visiting faculty at the Indian School of Business (ISB) and Arnab Dutta, Research Associate at ISB.  As the monsoon is gathering force to engulf India, various parts of the country are still reeling from the aftermath of the second deadliest heat wave in its history, with death tolls reaching approximate figures of 2500. The number of recorded heat related deaths, in the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa alone, crossed 2000. Some parts of Andhra Pradesh, recorded maximum temperatures of 48° (118°F). Amid the discussions of an El Nino impact on the monsoon, many environmentalists have continued to cite this deadly heat wave as another glaring example of global warming. The heat waves in Russia and Europe in 2010 and 2003 respectively killed over 50000 people. Many such instances, smaller in scale, are increasingly being recorded every year.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

  • Ashwini-Chhatre

    Ashwini Chhatre

    Visiting Professor and Senior Research Fellow of the Bharti Institute of Public Policy, Indian School of Business (ISB).
  • Arnab-Dutta

    Arnab Dutta

    Research Associate at the Indian School of Business
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