Public-service motivation: Building empirical evidence of incidence

Crewson, Philip E.
October 1997
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Oct97, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p499
Academic Journal
Explores preferences in reward characteristics that should be a priority in developing a better understanding of civil service motivation and behavior. Motivations address in the study; Incidence of sector differences in reward motivations; Effect of public-service motivation on organization and individual performance.


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