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SEMINAR: Moving public service motivation research two steps forward and on step back

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Moving public service motivation research two steps forward and on step back : A review of past research, current issues and future strategies for explaining individual behavior in public institutions Other events...
Public service motivation refers to the motivation of individuals to contribute to society. Since its inception almost 30 years ago, a lot of research has been done. In fact, it has proven to be one of the most studied topics in public administration and management research. However, despite its popularity, some old issues which were there from the beginning have remained, while new issues have surfaced. In this seminar, I will review the research that has been done in the past and discuss some of the issues aforementioned (old ones and new ones). To address the issues, I will also present some research strategies that can aid in helping to move public service motivation and make research findings more solid.

Wouter Vandenabeele is an Associate Professor of HRM at the Utrecht University School of Governance (the Netherlands) and a visiting Full Professor at the Public Governance Institute of KULeuven University (Belgium). His research focuses on the behavior of public employees and those working for the public interest, in particular on the motivation of these individuals. Furthermore, he is interested in research on evidence-based management as a practical strategy for making public management more effective. He published in various peer-reviewed journals and his work is widely cited. He is also involved in various international networks as he is an executive board member, as well as co-chairing a permanent interest group on public service motivation of the International Research Society for Public Management and he is a co-chair of the permanent study group on public personnel policies of the European Group of Public Administration.
Speaker(s) Professor Wouter Vandenabeele
Location SSCI 263
Contact Jeannette Taylor <[email protected]>
Start Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:00
End Thu, 11 Apr 2019 12:00
Submitted by Karen Eichorn <[email protected]>
Last Updated Tue, 09 Apr 2019 10:59
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