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In experimental psychology, an object or goal of motivated behavior.
[LL. incentivus, provocative]
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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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Further, locators are required to submit on time fiscal and performance reports to the Peza in order to continue availing themselves of incentives, Plaza added.
Package 2 will reduce the incentives being enjoyed by investors while also gradually slashing the corporate income tax rate to 20 percent from 30 percent at present-the highest in Asean.
Marlon Moraes: $130,000 ($100,000 to show, $30,000 fight week incentive pay)
Government incentives can be discretionary ("deal-closing funds") or statutory.
"So our question is, why are we supporting certain firms if they are inherently profitable and they pay even more dividends than the incentives they receive?
The incentive is expected to benefit a total of 112,725 Felda settlers along with 7,431 non-members nationwide, according to Minister of Economic Affairs Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
Lemuel Ortonio, head of Davao City Investment Promotion Center, said there would be no moratorium on the granting of fiscal incentives even if the city government, together with partner Isla Lipana and Co., is reviewing the code.
Currently research on employee stock ownership incentive effects of equity includes the event study and regression model method, which event study method is test incentive behavior impact on stock prices in the short term, such as by using the event study found that listed company equity incentive announcement before and after the issuance of the stock has a significantly positive price effect.
Meetings & Incentives Worldwide (M&IW) is a progressive meeting, incentive and conference management company that believes live meetings and events transform organizations.