TITLE

Bringing Society In: Toward a Theory of Public-Service Motivation

AUTHOR(S)
Perry, James L.
PUB. DATE
April 2000
SOURCE
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Apr2000, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p471
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article seeks to develop a theory of motivation that brings society in to the motivation equation and reflects variations across institutions in the motivation process. A literature review identifies anomalies in dominant theories of motivation and reinforces the need for models that are more inclusive of social and institutional variables. Foundational premises of a revised theory of motivation are presented. The article concludes with a theory of motivation that accounts for motivational processes encountered in government and voluntary organizations.
ACCESSION #
3331166

 

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