Crowding Out Intrinsic Motivation in the Public Sector

Georgellis, Yannis; Iossa, Elisabetta; Tabvuma, Vurain
July 2011
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Jul2011, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p473
Academic Journal
The article examines whether intrinsic motivation affects the allocation of employees between the private and the public sector, paying attention to whether extrinsic rewards crowd out intrinsic motivation in context with the British labor market. Studies, which are investigating employee selection into the private and the public sector focus on the sorting process which is driven by individuals' choice. The use of high-powered incentives and extrinsic rewards in the public sector has long been questioned.


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