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Academy of Management Annals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 81)
Accounting and the Public Interest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Acta Negócios     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Danubius. Administratio     Open Access  
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: 16)
Administrative Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
African Journal of Governance and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Africa’s Public Service Delivery and Performance Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
AL-Qadisiyah Journal For Administrative and Economic sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American Review of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
AQ - Australian Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription  
Arbetsliv i omvandling     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Australian Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
BAR. Brazilian Administration Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Gestão Pública e Cidadania     Open Access  
Canadian Public Administration/Administration Publique Du Canada     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Citizenship Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Clinical Social Work Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Corrections : Policy, Practice and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Critical Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
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: 1)
Digital Government : Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Documentos y Aportes en Administración Pública y Gestión Estatal     Open Access  
ECA Sinergia : Revista Especializada en Economía, Contabilidad y Administración     Open Access  
Economic and Regional Studies / Studia Ekonomiczne i Regionalne     Open Access  
eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
eJournal of Public Affairs     Open Access  
Electronic Government, an International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
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: 5)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
European Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
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: 6)
Future Studies Research Journal : Trends and Strategies     Open Access  
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Georgia Journal of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Gestão Pública : Práticas e Desafios     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gestión y Política Pública     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Global Public Policy and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Governance : An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Governance Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Government and Opposition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Government Information Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Growth and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Human Resource Development Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Icelandic Review of Politics and Administration     Open Access  
Ids Working Papers     Hybrid Journal  
In Vestigium Ire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal  
International Affairs and Global Strategy     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Community Well-Being     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Electronic Government Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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: 3)
International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Public Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Review of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Review of Public Policy     Open Access  
International Tax and Public Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Investigación Administrativa     Open Access  
JKAP (Jurnal Kebijakan dan Administrasi Publik)     Open Access  
Journal of Administrative and Management     Open Access  
Journal of APF Command and Staff College     Open Access  
Journal of Asian Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Chinese Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Community Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis : Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Development and Administrative Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science     Open Access  
Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of European Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Journal of Governance and Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Government and Economics     Open Access  
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Management & Organization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 244)
Journal of Management and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Nursing Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Park and Recreation Administration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Policy Practice and Research     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Public Administration and Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Journal of Public Affairs Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Public Procurement     Hybrid Journal  
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: 11)
Jurnal Ad'ministrare     Open Access  
Jurnal Administrasi Publik : Public Administration Journal     Open Access  
Jurnal Bina Praja : Journal of Home Affairs Governance     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmiah Administrasi Publik     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu Administrasi Publik     Open Access  
Jurnal Kajian Pemerintah : Journal of Government, Social and Politics     Open Access  
Jurnal Niara     Open Access  
Jurnal Office     Open Access  
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Kwartalnik Prawa Podatkowego / Tax Law Quarterly     Open Access  
Law and Administration in Post-Soviet Europe     Open Access  
Law, Democracy & Development     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Law, Innovation and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Liinc em Revista     Open Access  
Local Government Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Middle East Law and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Molung Educational Frontier     Open Access  
National Civic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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  
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: 2)
PINISI Discretion Review     Open Access  
Pittsburgh Tax Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Police Journal : Theory, Practice and Principles     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 318)
Policy & Internet     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Policy & Governance Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Policy Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Policy Studies Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Política, Globalidad y Ciudadanía     Open Access  
Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
Politics and Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Poverty & Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Prashasan: Nepalese Journal of Public Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Prawo Budżetowe Państwa i Samorządu     Open Access  
Prison Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Public Administration and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Public Administration Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Public Administration Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Public Choice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Public Governance Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Public Inspiration     Open Access  
Public Organization Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Public Personnel Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Public Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Public Policy and Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Public Policy And Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Public Policy and Administration Research     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Public Sector     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Public Works Management & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Publik (Jurnal Ilmu Administrasi)     Open Access  
PUBLIKA : Jurnal Ilmu Administrasi Publik     Open Access  
Publius: The Journal of Federalism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Pyramides     Open Access  
RACE - Revista de Administração, Contabilidade e Economia     Open Access  
REAd : Revista eletrônica de administração     Open Access  
Regional Science Policy & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
rESPaldo : Revista Internacional en Administración de Oficinas y Educación Comercial     Open Access  
Retos de la Dirección     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Administração Científica     Open Access  
Revista de Administração     Open Access  
Revista de Administração Geral     Open Access  
Revista de Administração IMED     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Administración Pública     Open Access  
Revista de Direito da Administração Pública     Open Access  
Revista de Direito Sociais e Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
Revista Desenvolvimento Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Digital de Derecho Administrativo     Open Access  
Revista dos Estudantes de Públicas : REP     Open Access  
Revista Eurolatinoamericana de Derecho Administrativo     Open Access  
Revista Foco     Open Access  
Revista Iberoamericana de Estudios Municipales     Open Access  
Revista Mexicana de Análisis Político y Administración Pública     Open Access  
Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública     Open Access  
Revista Política y Estrategia     Open Access  

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Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory
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Number of Followers: 41  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1053-1858 - ISSN (Online) 1477-9803
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  • 2021 Reviewer thank you

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      Abstract: We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the following 556 individuals who reviewed manuscripts for the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory from December 11, 2020 through December 31, 2021. Their reviews make our journal possible and advance public administration scholarship. We thank them for their service to JPART and our submitting authors.
      PubDate: Tue, 29 Mar 2022 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muac015
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Comparing Systemic and Individual Sources of Racially Disparate Traffic
           Stop Outcomes

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      Authors: Shoub K.
      Pages: 236 - 251
      Abstract: AbstractThe deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor brought discussions of race and policing to the forefront in the summer of 2020 in the United States, spurring protests and calls for policing reform. However, enacting successful reforms curtailing racially biased policing requires understanding whether bias is widespread, likely tied to systemic sources, or the work of a few racist officers. This study elaborates on these perspectives by drawing on theories of systemic and individual bias that may arise when bureaucrats have ample discretion. Using millions of traffic stops, I construct two measures to evaluate whether disparities are widespread—as indicated by the first perspective—or confined to a few officers—as suggested by the second. This study finds widespread racial disparities in who is searched following a traffic stop and that banning consent searches would alter policing patterns more than eliminating outlier officers in a set of paired t-tests.
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muab029
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Administrative Groupings and Equality in Public Service Provision

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      Authors: Junge S.
      Pages: 252 - 268
      Abstract: AbstractScarcity in public service agencies requires a prioritization of resources, and inherent to all prioritizations is a comparison of the cases. Despite the amount of research that has been conducted on the prioritization process, surprisingly little attention has been paid to the underlying comparison. Drawing on insight from the street-level bureaucracy literature, this study suggests that the administrative grouping of citizens in public service agencies influences the comparison so that the allocation of public services not only depends on a citizen’s need, but also on the needs of the other citizens assigned to the same agency. In a fixed effects analysis, based on registry data on more than 300,000 students, this study exploits the as-good-as-random assignment of students to classes within schools to analyze the influence of classroom composition on referrals to special education in Danish primary school. The result shows that students with better-performing peers are considerably more likely to be referred to special education than equally low-achieving students in lower-performing classes. This finding substantiates the argument of frame of reference effects in street-level bureaucracy and illustrates an unwarranted distributive consequence of the administrative grouping of citizens, thereby initiating a theoretical discussion of how such an influence can be mitigated.
      PubDate: Tue, 03 Aug 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muab031
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Community Foundations as Network Conveners: Structuring Collective Agency
           for Child Education and Development System Impact

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      Authors: Sedgwick D; Lemaire R, Wirgau J, et al.
      Pages: 269 - 286
      Abstract: AbstractThe resource investment and flexibility necessary to support the development of collective agency among autonomous organizational actors can be substantial. Public agencies, with their rigid budget cycles and regulatory burdens, often struggle with providing the resources needed to forge this type of system building to address complex community issues. Community foundations, as anchor institutions in communities, exhibit financial and social power, flexibility, and a reputation for broad community interests that position them to be such conveners. Framing our examination with structuration theory, we conducted a longitudinal mixed methods action research project from Fall 2015 to Spring 2019 to document how a community foundation dislodged schemas and convened a purpose-oriented network to forge collective agency. Data collection included surveying 40 system providers before the launching of the network and 49 providers 3 yr later, interviews with 10 network participants, and field observations of 21 network meetings. Network analysis was employed to examine the changes to the system while qualitative methods were used to analyze the processes behind those changes. The implications of this study are that emphasizing the resources and processes that contribute to building collective action broadens perspectives about which organizations may be well suited to convening networks in the public sphere.
      PubDate: Sat, 04 Sep 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muab036
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Public Service Motivation as a Predictor of Corruption, Dishonesty, and
           Altruism

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      Authors: Gans-Morse J; Kalgin A, Klimenko A, et al.
      Pages: 287 - 309
      Abstract: AbstractUnderstanding how Public Service Motivation (PSM) is tied to ethical or unethical conduct is critically important, given that civil servants and other public-sector employees throughout the world have been shown to exhibit high PSM levels. However, empirical evidence about the relationship between PSM and ethical or unethical behavior remains limited, due in part to the challenges of observing unethical conduct and overcoming social desirability bias in self-reported measures. We address these challenges by employing incentivized experimental games to study the relationships between PSM and two types of unethical behavior—corruption and dishonesty—as well as one type of ethical behavior: altruism. Based on data from approximately 1,870 university students at three research sites in Russia and Ukraine, we find evidence of a robust negative association between PSM and willingness to engage in corruption and a positive association between PSM and altruistic behavior. Results concerning dishonesty are more mixed. Our findings indicate that corruption and dishonesty are related yet fundamentally distinct concepts, particularly with respect to their compatibility with PSM. The findings additionally demonstrate that hypotheses about PSM and behavioral ethics generated in the Western context generalize well to the starkly different institutional context of the former Soviet Union.
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Aug 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muab018
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Public-Sector Honesty and Corruption: Field Evidence from 40 Countries

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      Authors: Sulitzeanu-Kenan R; Tepe M, Yair O.
      Pages: 310 - 325
      Abstract: AbstractThis study presents a theoretical model of honest behavior in the public sector (public-sector honesty) and its relationship with corruption. We test this model empirically by utilizing and extending a unique data set of honest behavior of public- and private-sector workers across 40 countries, gathered in a field experiment conducted by Cohn et al. (N = 17,303). We find that public-sector honesty is determined by country-level societal culture and public-sector culture; public-sector honesty predicts corruption levels, independently from the effect of incentive structures—in line with the Becker–Stigler model. We find no support for a global mean difference in honest behavior between public- and private-sector workers, alongside substantive cross-country variation in sector differences in honest behavior. The emphasis assigned to honesty of public-sector workers within each country appears to be locally determined by the prevailing public-sector culture. These results imply that beyond cross-national variation in the scope of publicness, it is very content may vary across countries. Lastly, the results of this study consistently fail to support the selection thesis, and we discuss the practical implications of this result for anticorruption policy.
      PubDate: Fri, 20 Aug 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muab033
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Political (Over)Representation of Public Sector Employees and the
           Double-Motive Hypothesis: Evidence from Norwegian Register Data
           (2007–2019)

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      Authors: Geys B; Murdoch Z, Sørensen R.
      Pages: 326 - 341
      Abstract: AbstractCountries have widely diverging regulations regarding the eligibility of public sector employees for political office, and the stringency of such regulations remains fiercely debated. Building on a demand and supply model of political selection, this article contributes to such debates by studying whether and how the incentives of public employees as both consumers and producers of public services (their “double motive”) affects their descriptive political representation. Our analysis employs population-wide individual-level register data covering four Norwegian local elections between 2007 and 2019 (N > 13 million observations). Using predominantly individual-level panel regression models, we find that public employees are strongly overrepresented on election lists and have a higher probability of election (conditional on running). Looking at underlying mechanisms, we provide evidence consistent with the “double motive” of public employees inducing their self-selection into standing for elected office (at higher-ranked ballot positions). Demand-side effects deriving from party and voter selection receive more limited empirical support. We discuss ensuing concerns about the potential substantive representation of policy self-interests by elected public employees.
      PubDate: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muab034
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Bureaucratic Control and Strategic Compliance: How Do Subnational
           Governments Implement Central Guidelines in China'

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      Authors: Xiao S; Zhu X.
      Pages: 342 - 359
      Abstract: AbstractBureaucratic control, the constraint that a superior imposes on subordinate agencies’ discretion through guidelines, is ubiquitous in administrative organizations. Despite scholarly discussions on the merits and shortcomings of bureaucratic control, we still know little about the impact of the extents of bureaucratic control on subordinates’ compliance patterns. In this article, we argue that bureaucratic control might intensify subordinates’ burdens and incentivize them to strategically reduce compliance with the central guidelines that impose such control on them. We build a database containing 42 social regulatory guidelines issued by the Chinese State Council (central government) and 848 implementation documents issued by provincial governments between 2003 and 2012. As bureaucratic control in a central guideline increases, provincial governments might postpone the release or withhold the implementation documents and reiterate less content of the corresponding central guideline. Interestingly, when provincial governments lack financial resources, the aforementioned reactions to bureaucratic control is weakened and even reversed to be positive. Moreover, central mobilization alleviates the negative impact of bureaucratic control on the surface but might fail to address subordinates’ decrease of compliance in hidden ways. Central monitoring raises the overall level of subordinates’ compliance but does not moderate how subordinates circumvent central guidelines with high degree of control.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muab030
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Meta-Analysis of Collaboration and Performance: Moderating Tests of
           Sectoral Differences in Collaborative Performance

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      Authors: Lee D; Hung C.
      Pages: 360 - 379
      Abstract: AbstractOver the past few decades, collaboration has flourished in the public administration and policy fields as a rational means to solve complex issues and improve public service performance. Through a meta-analysis of 26 studies with 251 effect sizes, this investigation provides novel perspectives for understanding the effects of different collaborative partnerships on performance. To test these mechanisms, we applied various social science theories, such as institutional theory, resource dependence theory, a resource-based view, and transaction cost theories. Our findings indicate that the overall effect of collaborative performance is positive and significant. Moreover, meta-regression results show that public–public collaboration results in better performance than public–nonprofit or public–business collaboration, while involving all three entity types in collaborative efforts yields similar outcomes to public–public collaboration. Several implications of these findings are outlined for researchers and practitioners.
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Sep 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muab038
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Moderating Diversity, Collective Commitment, and Discrimination: The Role
           of Ethical Leaders in the Public Sector

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      Authors: Moon K; Christensen R.
      Pages: 380 - 397
      Abstract: AbstractDespite public administration’s growing interest in personnel diversity and ethical leadership, little is known about the effectiveness of ethical leadership in managing diverse public workforces. Can ethical leadership moderate the relationships between demographic diversity and key organizational outcomes' To answer, we synthesize four theories about demographic diversity, ethical leadership, and inclusion: social categorization theory, social exchange theory, social learning theory, and optimal distinctiveness theory. These theories illuminate the interrelationships between diversity, ethical leadership, and two types of collective organizational outcomes: affective commitment climate and race-based employment discrimination. Using panel data from the US federal government, feasible generalized least squares models indicate that racial diversity is negatively related to affective commitment climate and positively related to race-based employment discrimination. The results also show that ethical leadership beneficially moderates the associations of racial diversity with the two organizational outcomes. These findings suggest that ethical leadership aids public managers and personnel in racially diverse public agencies.
      PubDate: Sat, 11 Sep 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muab035
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Competition, Ownership, and the Impact of Government Outsourcing on
           Employees

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      Authors: Petersen O; Andersen L, Bhatti Y, et al.
      Pages: 398 - 415
      Abstract: AbstractGovernment outsourcing to third-party vendors is widespread and intended to strengthen the organizational incentive to deliver public services more efficiently. However, it is unclear how outsourcing influences the public workforce, and little is known about the effect on employees who change from working for the government to working for the vendor receiving the outsourcing contract. In this article, we theoretically argue that the introduction of competition and private ownership in public service delivery may have negative consequences for employees’ remuneration, employment, and health outcomes. We assess these arguments using unique individual-level register data of 1,478 Danish relatively low-skilled employees who changed job from public to private employment due to government outsourcing. Using a difference-in-difference (DiD) approach, we estimate the effect on employees’ remuneration, employment and income transfers, and use of health services compared to an exact matched control group of public employees who did not experience outsourcing. Our findings suggest that outsourcing significantly decreased employee remuneration and employment and increased public income transfers, while the effect on health services use was marginal and transitory. Potential mechanisms explaining these findings include the vendor’s incentive to reduce the workforce and increase productivity, the stress of changing jobs, and poorer person–environment fit. The results suggest that outsourcing has high costs for employees, some of which are passed on to the government itself through increased expenditure for public income transfers. We propose pathways for further theoretical and empirical research on employee consequences of government outsourcing.
      PubDate: Thu, 12 Aug 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muab032
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Exit, Voice, and Sabotage: Public Service Motivation and Guerrilla
           Bureaucracy in Times of Unprincipled Political Principals

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      Authors: Schuster C; Mikkelsen K, Correa I, et al.
      Pages: 416 - 435
      Abstract: AbstractDemocratic backsliding has multiplied “unprincipled” political principals: governments with weak commitment to the public interest. Why do some bureaucrats engage in voice and guerrilla sabotage to thwart policies against the public interest under “unprincipled principals,” yet others do not' Despite its centrality in contemporary governance, this conundrum has not seen quantitative research. We address this gap with survey evidence from 1,700 Brazilian public servants during the Temer Presidency, widely perceived to lack democratic legitimacy and integrity. We focus on one key explanator: public service motivation (PSM). We argue that bureaucrats with greater PSM are more likely to engage in voice and sabotage of “unprincipled policies,” and exit to avoid implementing “unprincipled policies.” Structural equation models support these hypotheses. Public service-motivated bureaucracies are thus short-run stalwarts against “unprincipled” political principals. Over time, they look to depart, however, leaving “unprincipled” principals a freer hand to pursue policies against the public interest.
      PubDate: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muab028
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Managing Diversity Differently: The External Environment and Cross-Sector
           Differences in Diversity Management

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      Authors: McCrea A; Zhu L, Johansen M.
      Pages: 436 - 454
      Abstract: AbstractA growing literature identifies the external environment as a key driver of diversity management in frontline public services. With many public services spanning the public, nonprofit, and private sectors, the degree to which ownership moderates the link between the environment and diversity management practice is an important area that has received little attention. Using longitudinal data on nearly 4,000 American hospitals from 2008 to 2012, we explore how public, nonprofit, and private hospitals diverge in their responses to three environmental factors—market competition, inter-organizational collaboration, and the racial diversity of the population in their local service area. Findings from random effects panel models and panel logistic regressions suggest that these factors are associated with heterogeneous diversity management activities across different sectors. For public hospitals, diversity management is influenced by the racial diversity of clients. Nonprofit hospitals’ diversity management is influenced by both inter-organizational collaboration and the racial diversity of clients. Market competition is the main driver of diversity management in the private sector. These findings bring insights from contingency theory and the cross-sector comparison literature into diversity management research. Key findings suggest there are complex and multiple mechanisms guiding diversity management practices across different sectors.
      PubDate: Mon, 12 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muab027
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 2 (2021)
       
 
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