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In experimental psychology, an object or goal of motivated behavior.
[LL. incentivus, provocative]


Any stimulus that encourages a desired response. Incentives may be provided to patients (e.g., to ensure adherence to treatment plans), to practitioners (e.g., to improve productivity or job performance), or to students (e.g., to improve grades).

financial incentive

A cash payment made to a patient who achieves a health-related goal such as sustaining a weight loss over a 6-month period or maintaining abstinence from a toxic substance.
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Anyone interested in reading the entire paper, can find it on the Global Incentive Council's homepage: www.
One district targeted for these incentives is on Manhattan's West Side, in the area situated west of Broadway between 31st and 58th Streets, adjoined by additional territory between 40th Street and 52nd Street extending eastward to Fifth and Sixth Avenue.
In a decentralized process, however, those corporate officers may not recognize the aggregate value of incentives and may not be aware that, in total, they meet a level of significance and have associated risk (such as not acknowledging the potential repayment requirement for non-performance of incentive agreements).
Success involves four key factors: senior management buy-in, incentives, communication and marketing, and, depending on the situation, local champions.
Despite the uninterrupted guidance from this Court that the States are not powerless to create incentives to local activities, the Court of Appeals muddled Commerce Clause jurisprudence, potentially leaving every state tax incentive vulnerable to challenge.
State tax incentives, such as the investment tax credit, are important factors that influence the capacity of manufacturers to build new facilities, buy new equipment and hire additional workers.
During the course of the first year of implementation when 50 percent of incentives were to be based on goal achievement, it became clear that this approach was very demanding because:
If California can mount a one-two incentives punch on the city and state level, it would mirror New York state, which has enacted a 10 percent tax credit, and New York City, which offers an additional 5 percent tax credit for productions in which 75 percent of the sound stage work is performed in the city.
However, besides meeting the basic requirements, the company is responsible for reporting the status of incentive projects and performing the due diligence required to obtain the various incentives awarded.
Products: Corporate gift and incentive programs featuring gourmet steaks and food products as well as gift certificates
The trouble is, option incentives shift with the stock price.