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Owner-driver schemes and productivity

Alan Fitz-Patrick, Frank M. Horwitz
South African Journal of Business Management | Vol 30, No 1 | a750 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajbm.v30i1.750 | © 2018 Alan Fitz-Patrick, Frank M. Horwitz | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 October 2018 | Published: 31 March 1999

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Alan Fitz-Patrick, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Frank M. Horwitz, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Abstract

Owner-driver schemes are being introduced by companies wanting productivity improvements in the distribution of their products. This article examines motivating factors for owner-driver schemes and evaluates findings from interview-based research. It also examines factors relating to owner-driver schemes and productivity improvement and identifies issues concerning their design, implementation and management. Findings suggest that owner-driver schemes improve productivity and that key factors concur with a model of the motivational cycle underlying implementation of owner-driver schemes.

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