Kalu Emmanuel Agbaeze (PhD), Oguehri Chuks Ebirim (PhD)


This study was carried out to investigate reward system and organizational performance in the manufacturing industry in South-South Nigeria. It has an empirical study of five chosen manufacturing firms in South-South, Nigeria. A survey research design was adopted and primary data was used to collect data by administering a set of questionnaires to 257 management staff of chosen manufacturing companies from Rivers, Delta and Bayelsa States respectively. The findings of the study revealed that reward system had a significant effect on organizational performance. The hypotheses formulated were tested using the simple linear regression, Pearson product moment correlation co-efficient and the chi-square method. It was concluded that reward system should be a match with the organizational performance so that employees would perform their roles with high spirit in the manufacturing industry. It was recommended that organizations like the manufacturing companies should implement appropriate reward system that would improve the performance of their employees. Inclusive measures to be taken are market rate analysis, financial and non-financial rewards which would boost the morale of workers to perform well.


Reward System, Organizational Performance, Organizational Commitment, Employee Performance, Financial Rewards, Non-Financial Rewards.

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