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Motivation in Public Management : the Call of Public Service.

Author: James L Perry; Annie Hondeghem
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Are public servants self-interested, or motivated by a sense of duty and commitment far above what we would expect given their often modest compensation and frequent public criticism? This book looks at research on this and related questions in assessing the current state of our scientific knowledge. - ;Motivation in Public Management: The Call of Public Service joins a long-standing debate about what drives the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James L Perry; Annie Hondeghem
ISBN: 9780191552830 0191552836 1281528951 9781281528957
OCLC Number: 476243318
Description: 1 online resource (346 pages)
Contents: Contents; Preface; Tables and Figures; Editors' Introduction; PART I. FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC SERVICE MOTIVATION; PART II. EXPLORING THE ANTECEDENTS, CORRELATES, AND OUTCOMES OF PUBLIC SERVICE MOTIVATION; PART III. COMPARATIVE ANALYSES IN PUBLIC SERVICE MOTIVATION; PART IV. THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC SERVICE MOTIVATION; List of Contributors; Index.

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Are public servants self-interested, or motivated by a sense of duty and commitment far above what we would expect given their often modest compensation and frequent public criticism? This book looks at research on this and related questions in assessing the current state of our scientific knowledge. - ;Motivation in Public Management: The Call of Public Service joins a long-standing debate about what drives the behavior of government employees and others who are engaged in the public's business. For many centuries, public service was considered a noble calling and, more recently, a profession.

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