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Do Employees Behave Differently in Public- vs. Private-Sector Organizations? A State-of-the-Art Review

Baarspul, Hayo C. (2009) Do Employees Behave Differently in Public- vs. Private-Sector Organizations? A State-of-the-Art Review.

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Abstract:Individuals working in public-sector orga-nizations (i.e. civil servants) are often presumed to behave differently from private-sector employees. In this paper, 26 hypothesis-based empirical studies of such public-private comparisons are reviewed; do employees behave differently due to sector? Most of the studies find significant differences at the individual level across the two sectors, although not always in the expected direction; accumulation of em-pirical findings is almost absent to date. This study criticizes this line of inquiry. Recommendations include 1) the testing of broader models in which sector is only one of a range of variables and 2) the inclusion of theories and methodological sophisti-cation from the field of Organizational Behavior.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/59903
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