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Academy of Management Annals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 76)
Accounting and the Public Interest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Acta Negócios     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Universitatis Danubius. Administratio     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Administory. Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsgeschichte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administração Pública e Gestão Social     Open Access  
Administración Pública y Sociedad     Open Access  
Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Administrative Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
African Journal of Governance and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Africa’s Public Service Delivery and Performance Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
AL-Qadisiyah Journal For Administrative and Economic sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
American Review of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
AQ - Australian Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription  
Arbetsliv i omvandling     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Australian Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
BAR. Brazilian Administration Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cadernos EBAPE.BR     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Gestão Pública e Cidadania     Open Access  
Canadian Public Administration/Administration Publique Du Canada     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Citizenship Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Clinical Social Work Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
COEPTUM     Open Access  
Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Corrections : Policy, Practice and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
CosmoGov : Jurnal Ilmu Pemerintahan     Open Access  
Critical Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Cuadernos de Administración     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Relaciones Laborales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos Latinoamericanos de Administración     Open Access  
Dhammathas Academic Journal     Open Access  
DiA : Public Administration Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Digital Government : Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Documentos y Aportes en Administración Pública y Gestión Estatal     Open Access  
ECA Sinergia : Revista Especializada en Economía, Contabilidad y Administración     Open Access  
Economics and Public Policy Journal     Open Access  
Économie publique/Public economics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
eJournal of Public Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Electronic Government, an International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Electronic Journal of e-Government     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
ESPAÇO PÚBLICO : Revista do Mestrado Profissional em Políticas Públicas da UFPE     Open Access  
Estado, Gobierno y Gestión Pública     Open Access  
Estudios de Administración     Open Access  
Éthique publique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
EURE (Santiago) - Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Urbano Regionales     Open Access  
European Journal of Government and Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
European Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal  
Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Evidence Base : A journal of evidence reviews in key policy areas     Open Access  
Federal Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
FEU Academic Review     Open Access  
FOR Rivista per la formazione     Full-text available via subscription  
Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Future Studies Research Journal : Trends and Strategies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Georgia Journal of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gestão Pública : Práticas e Desafios     Open Access  
Gestión y Política Pública     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Governance : An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Governance Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Government and Opposition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Government Information Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Government News     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Growth and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Headmark     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Human Resource Development Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Icelandic Review of Politics and Administration     Open Access  
Ids Working Papers     Hybrid Journal  
IMIESA     Full-text available via subscription  
In Vestigium Ire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Journal of Community Engagement     Open Access  
International Affairs and Global Strategy     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Community Well-Being     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Electronic Government Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Environmental Policy and Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International NGO Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Review of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Review of Public Policy     Open Access  
International Tax and Public Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Investigación Administrativa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Iraqi Magazine for Administrative Scienes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JKAP (Jurnal Kebijakan dan Administrasi Publik)     Open Access  
Journal of Administrative and Management     Open Access  
Journal of APF Command and Staff College     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Asian Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Chinese Governance     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Community Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis : Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Development and Administrative Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of European Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)
Journal of Governance and Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Management & Organization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 355)
Journal of Management and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Nursing Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Park and Recreation Administration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Policy Practice and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Public Administration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Public Administration and Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Journal of Public Affairs Education     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Science and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Social and Administrative Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Social Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Social Work Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Jurnal Ad'ministrare     Open Access  
Jurnal Administrasi Publik : Public Administration Journal     Open Access  
Jurnal Bina Praja : Journal of Home Affairs Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu Administrasi Publik     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Kajian Pemerintah : Journal of Government, Social and Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Niara     Open Access  
Jurnal Office     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Kwartalnik Prawa Podatkowego / Tax Law Quarterly     Open Access  
Law and Administration in Post-Soviet Europe     Open Access  
Law, Democracy & Development     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Law, Innovation and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Liinc em Revista     Open Access  
Local Government Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Macramè. Trame e ritagli dell’urbanistica     Open Access  
Middle East Law and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Molung Educational Frontier     Open Access  
National Civic Review     Hybrid Journal  
NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Nordic Tax Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Organizações & Sociedade     Open Access  
Orientación y Sociedad : Revista Internacional e Interdisciplinaria de Orientación Vocacional Ocupacional     Open Access  
P3T : Journal of Public Policies and Territory     Open Access  
Parliaments, Estates and Representation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Perspectivas em Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
Perspectives on Public Management and Governance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Philosophy & Public Policy Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
PINISI Discretion Review     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Pittsburgh Tax Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
PLOS Currents : Disasters     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
PLOS Currents : Outbreaks     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Police Journal : Theory, Practice and Principles     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 449)
Policy & Internet     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Policy & Governance Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Policy Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Policy Studies Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Politeia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Política, Globalidad y Ciudadanía     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
Politics and Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Politiques et Management Public     Open Access  
Poverty & Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Práticas de Administração Pública     Open Access  
Prawo Budżetowe Państwa i Samorządu     Open Access  
Prison Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Public Administration and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Public Administration Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Public Administration Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Public Choice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Public Governance Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Public Infrastructure Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Public Inspiration     Open Access  
Public Organization Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Public Personnel Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Public Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Public Policy and Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Public Policy And Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Public Policy and Administration Research     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Public Sector     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Public Works Management & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Publik (Jurnal Ilmu Administrasi)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
PUBLIKA : Jurnal Ilmu Administrasi Publik     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Publius: The Journal of Federalism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Pyramides     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
RACE - Revista de Administração, Contabilidade e Economia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
REAd : Revista eletrônica de administração     Open Access  
Regards sur l'économie allemande     Open Access  
Regional Science Policy & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
rESPaldo : Revista Internacional en Administración de Oficinas y Educación Comercial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Retos de la Dirección     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Reuna     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Administração Científica     Open Access  
Revista de Administração     Open Access  
Revista de Administração de Empresas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Administração Geral     Open Access  
Revista de Administração IMED     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory
Journal Prestige (SJR): 5.407
Citation Impact (citeScore): 4
Number of Followers: 39  
 
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Print) 1053-1858 - ISSN (Online) 1477-9803
Published by Oxford University Press Homepage  [413 journals]
  • Whoever Has Will be Given More: The Effect of Performance Information on
           Frontline Employees’ Support for Managerial Policy Initiatives
    • Authors: Petersen N.
      Pages: 533 - 547
      Abstract: AbstractResearch has demonstrated how policy changes are bound to fail without the support of frontline employees. This study examines how performance information influences frontline employees’ support for managerial policy initiatives. We develop hypotheses stating that the exposure to positive and negative organizational performance scores compared to average scores increases frontline employees’ support for managerial policy initiatives and thus facilitate policy change. To test our hypotheses, we conduct a survey experiment on more than 1,500 social caseworkers working in Danish employment agencies. The results show that while the provision of positive organizational scores increases caseworkers’ support for managerial policy initiatives, there is no direct effect following the exposure of negative performance scores. However, additional exploratory analysis reveals that the caseworkers’ experienced work pressure moderates the effect of positive and negative performance information. Specifically, caseworkers that experience a high work pressure are more inclined to support managerial policy initiatives following positive and negative performance scores. Furthermore, the explorative analysis indicates that the caseworkers tend to ignore negative performance information, which strongly suggests that poor performance scores trigger identity-protective cognition. Overall, the study advances our understanding of the link between performance information and support of policy changes on the frontline of public services by showing how different performance scores influence employees’ support for managerial policy initiatives.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muaa008
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 4 (2020)
       
  • Hidden Politics' Assessing Lobbying Success During US Agency Guidance
           Development
    • Authors: Yackee S.
      Pages: 548 - 562
      Abstract: AbstractI test the proposition that interest groups achieve greater policy success when they lobby during the agency guidance document development process as opposed to the notice and comment process. Policymaking via guidance documents often receives lower levels of public attention, which provides greater flexibility to accommodate lobbying requests. I analyze the hypothesis during the creation of 41 rules by one US government agency—20 of which were promulgated using the notice and comment process and 21 via the guidance document process. I measure regulatory policy change using a content analysis of government documents and lobbying texts, and I also incorporate a telephone survey of interest groups who lobbied on these same rules. I find that interest groups perceive—and achieve—greater policy success when lobbying during the agency guidance process. The results yield new insights into the relationship between lobbying and regulatory policymaking.
      PubDate: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muaa009
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 4 (2020)
       
  • Positivity and Negativity Dominance in Citizen Assessments of
           Intergovernmental Sustainability Performance
    • Authors: Deslatte A.
      Pages: 563 - 578
      Abstract: AbstractUnderstanding how the public assesses the performance of complex, intergovernmental efforts such as sustainability is critical for understanding both managerial decision-making and institutional design. Drawing from the performance and federalism literature, this study investigates the role that distinctive elements of negativity bias play in citizen assessments of intergovernmental performance. In three survey experiments, this study exploits a well-known intergovernmental initiative to explore the effects of episodic performance information on citizen support for varying sustainability-related activities. Two inter-related research questions are addressed. First, does the positive or negative valence of citizen performance assessments vary with the type and scope of activity' Second, does positive or negative performance information tend to dominate in more realistic scenarios in which both types of stimuli interact' The results advance theoretical understanding of public performance with evidence that the type of activity can influence citizen assessments both positively and negatively. Additionally, partisan cues can overwhelm otherwise positive views of performance in some contexts, a concept described in the psychology literature as negativity dominance. The findings add important insights by showing that biased reasoning of citizens is not just a blanket affective association with constant treatment effects across any type of governmental effort, but is contingent on both the activity and political context.
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muaa004
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 4 (2020)
       
  • Public Capacity, Plural Forms of Collaboration, and the Performance of
           Public Initiatives: A Configurational Approach
    • Authors: Lazzarini S; Pongeluppe L, Ito N, et al.
      Pages: 579 - 595
      Abstract: AbstractWe assess conditions that explain plural forms of public and private action using a comparative study of 24 public initiatives in Brazil, India, and South Africa. Measuring performance as evidence of positive outcomes to their target populations, we compare cases of high and low performance. Our configurational approach examines combinations of conditions leading to positive outcomes: public operational capacity, diverse collaborations nurtured by public units (with for-profit firms, with nonprofit organizations, and with other units in the public bureaucracy), and stakeholder orientation (permeability to multiple sources of input to design and adjust the project). We apply fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis to unveil configurations consistent with high performance. Our configurational analysis reveals two distinct paths to high performance. A path with higher private engagement involves concurrent collaborations with for-profit and nonprofit actors, whereas an alternative path with higher internal (public) engagement relies on collaborations within the public bureaucracy complemented by high permeability to inputs from multiple stakeholders. Our results also confirm that strong public capacity is necessary in all high-performance configurations. An important implication is that externalization and multiple forms of collaboration are not substitutes for weak governments. Furthermore, our configurational perspective contributes to the literature by operationalizing a multiple-actor, multiple-logic perspective describing alternative paths to high performance.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muaa007
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 4 (2020)
       
  • Representative Bureaucracy and Public Hiring Preferences: Evidence from a
           Conjoint Experiment among German Municipal Civil Servants and Private
           Sector Employees
    • Authors: Jankowski M; Prokop C, Tepe M.
      Pages: 596 - 618
      Abstract: AbstractDrawing on Weber, this study tests whether the normative principles of merit orientation and impartiality are more prevalent in shaping public hiring preferences among civil servants—both junior and senior—than among private sector employees. In a conjoint experiment, respondents are asked to compare two hypothetical applicants for an office job in a municipal administration and to decide which they would hire. The application profiles vary with respect to a set of meritocratic and nonmeritocratic attributes. The empirical findings suggest that first, in all three samples, hiring decisions are primarily based on meritocratic attributes. Second, there is evidence of ethnic discrimination in the private employee sample, while there is no such effect in either of the two civil servant samples. Third, private employees’ hiring preferences are influenced by personal political beliefs, while civil servants are less likely to let political attitudes affect their hiring choices. Thus, while civil servants hiring preferences are largely consistent with passive representation and nondiscrimination, support for a representative bureaucracy among citizens should be improved.
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muaa012
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 4 (2020)
       
  • The Benefits of PSM: An Oasis or a Mirage'
    • Authors: Awan S; Bel G, Esteve M.
      Pages: 619 - 635
      Abstract: AbstractScholarly interest in public service motivation (PSM) has yielded a vast amount of research, exploring its potential for benefitting public-sector organizations through increased employee job satisfaction, enhanced individual performance, employee retention, and enhanced organizational commitment and citizenship behavior. However, a closer inspection of the literature reveals mixed empirical evidence for each impact of PSM. The present study carries out a meta-analysis of five key impacts of PSM to explain the divergence of results in the existing literature. We find evidence of the existence of a true effect for PSM over all the dependent variables, except for turnover intentions. In addition, we find a possible explanation for the mixed empirical evidence found in previous studies. We demonstrate that individual and organizational benefits of PSM are not accrued equally in all public sector workplaces and that the contextual variables legal origin and endemic countrywide corruption influence the extent to which PSM can produce positive outcomes in the workplace.
      PubDate: Sat, 02 May 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muaa016
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 4 (2020)
       
  • Modeling Alternative Collaborative Governance Network Designs: An
           Agent-Based Model of Water Governance in the Lake Champlain Basin, Vermont
           
    • Authors: Bitterman P; Koliba C.
      Pages: 636 - 655
      Abstract: AbstractWith the widespread use of collaborative governance mechanisms for mitigating water pollution, an opportunity exists to test alternative institutional designs based on collaborative governance theory using computer simulation models, particularly when there is a clear relationship between governance networks, observable resource allocation decisions, and measurable outcomes. This is especially the case for wicked problems like nonpoint source water pollution where there are compelling questions regarding how best to design policies, allocate funds, and build administrative capacity to meet water quality standards. We present an agent-based model (ABM) of water governance for the Lake Champlain Basin to simulate the impacts of alternative collaborative governance arrangements on the development of suites of water quality projects. The ABM is connected or coupled with land use and phosphorus load accumulation models that are informed by existing hydrologic models, project datasets, and state-set load reduction targets. We find that regionally arranged collaborative governance in water quality project planning and implementation can lead to better water quality outcomes, thereby affirming one of the central premises of collaborative governance regime theory. We also find that externally mandated collaboration, as opposed to voluntary, self-initiated collaboration, can lead to better water quality outcomes, adding to our understanding of which type of collaborative governance arrangement is best suited to the specific contexts of this case. Further, without adequate administrative capacity in the form of human resources located in central network actors to manage project funds, “administrative bottlenecks” may form and money can go unspent. This research demonstrates the efficacy of using simulations of alternative institutional design for theory testing and tuning, and policy prototyping.
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muaa013
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 4 (2020)
       
  • The Psychological Costs of Citizen Coproduction
    • Authors: Thomsen M; Baekgaard M, Jensen U.
      Pages: 656 - 673
      Abstract: AbstractCoproduction where citizens collaborate with public employees in producing and delivering public services is often argued to be associated with benefits for either participating citizens, their relatives, friends, or society at large. Less is known about the potential downsides associated with citizen participation in coproduction of public services. We argue that psychological costs, such as experiences of stigma, stress, and loss of autonomy may arise among citizens in response to coproduction initiatives stimulated or directly imposed by public organizations. We test our propositions in two randomized vignette experiments on a representative sample of Danish citizens. First, we manipulate whether citizens are encouraged to coproduce public services yielding private or collective benefits. Second, we induce perceived self-efficacy among a subsample of citizens. We find that citizens are more likely to experience psychological costs when they are encouraged to coproduce public services resulting in private benefits for relatives or friends in contrast to collective benefits for a larger group of people. Furthermore, these psychological costs are felt to a greater extent among citizens with low self-efficacy. Fusing insights from multiple perspectives, our study pushes the theoretical frontiers of coproduction literature by illustrating how complex emotional responses is an overlooked, but integral part of a more comprehensive theory on the manifestations and effects of citizen coproduction.
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muaa001
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 4 (2020)
       
  • The Word on the Street or the Number from the State'
           Government-Provided Information and Americans’ Opinions of Schools
    • Authors: Valant J; Newark D.
      Pages: 674 - 692
      Abstract: AbstractPublic institutions seeking to facilitate effective decision making by boundedly rational constituents often must determine what information to provide and in what form to provide it. Ideally, this determination would reflect an understanding of how different kinds, forms, and sources of information are processed by constituents and influence constituents’ beliefs. However, research on this topic—especially in the context of educational institutions, and with a focus on official numerical information versus electronic word of mouth—has been minimal. Considering the case of state governments wishing to inform citizens about their schools, we examine how parents and the US public evaluate schools after receiving two increasingly abundant kinds of school quality information: numerical government ratings and online parent comments. Using an online survey experiment with a nationally representative sample, we find that perceptions of school quality are heavily influenced by parent comments even when these comments appear alongside official ratings. By contrast, the effects of official numerical ratings appear modest. Additional findings suggest that the comments’ influence results from preferences for the information’s source (parents over government) and style (narrative over numerical), and that nonprofit organizations are more trusted messengers of performance information than state governments. These results advance our theoretical understanding of the effects of different kinds of information on belief, and we conclude the article by discussing their implications for how public institutions disseminate information to their constituents.
      PubDate: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muaa010
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 4 (2020)
       
  • Can Managers Get it Right' Examining the Crossroads of Accountability
           and Measurement
    • Authors: Albrecht K.
      Pages: 693 - 695
      Abstract: AmmonsDavid. 2020. Performance Measurement for Managing Local Government. Irvine, CA: Melvin & Leigh. 333 pp. $59.95.
      PubDate: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muaa029
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 4 (2020)
       
  • Corrigendum: Public Capacity, Plural Forms of Collaboration, and the
           Performance of Public Initiatives: A Configurational Approach
    • Authors: Lazzarini S; Simões Pongeluppe L, Costa Ito N, et al.
      Pages: 696 - 696
      Abstract: Upon initial release, this article was published with a typo. The article has been corrected to "public bureaucracy."
      PubDate: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muaa011
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 4 (2020)
       
 
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