Crowding-in or crowding-out: the contribution of self-determination theory to public service motivation

Corduneanu, Roxana, Dudau, Adina and Kominis, Georgios (2020) Crowding-in or crowding-out: the contribution of self-determination theory to public service motivation. Public Management Review, 22 (7). pp. 1070-1089. ISSN 1471-9037

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2020.1740303

Abstract

The relationship between monetary rewards and public service motivation (PSM) has been at the centre of public management research for several decades. Yet the role of performance-contingent rewards in motivating individuals to engage in public service behaviour remains largely contested. This conceptual study aims to reconcile inconsistencies in the literature by considering particular conditions under which performance-contingent incentives may effectively sustain PSM. Drawing on self-determination theory, this study offers a detailed map of the factors that can explain the relationship between performance-related rewards and PSM, while also reconciling contradictory research findings to date and making several propositions for empirical research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public service motivation, performance-related pay, pay for performance, motivation crowding, self-determination theory
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2020 12:13
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2020 12:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/43824

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