NPM, administrative reforms and public service motivation: Improving the dialogue between research agendas

Bellé, Nicola and Ongaro, Edoardo (2014) NPM, administrative reforms and public service motivation: Improving the dialogue between research agendas. International Review of Administrative Sciences, 80 (2). pp. 382-400. ISSN 0020-8523

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0020852313514523

Abstract

This article makes use of the Italian case of administrative reform to investigate the changes in the public service motivation (PSM) of public employees and managers after two decades of new public management (NPM)-inspired reforms. It emerges that NPM reforms may be associated with a reduction of the stock of PSM; however, important qualifications apply. By providing so far entirely unavailable evidence about PSM in both the public and the private/commercial sectors in Italy, the article also contributes the empirical bases for the development of comparative research on the interrelation between trajectories of administrative reform and changes in the drivers of motivation of public servants.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: administrative reform trajectory, Italy, new public management, public managers, public service motivation
Subjects: L200 Politics
L400 Social Policy
N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Edoardo Ongaro
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2014 09:43
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:01
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/15302

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