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The influence of leadership roles and management instruments on public service motivation

Arendt, J. (2016) The influence of leadership roles and management instruments on public service motivation.

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Abstract:The topic of this study deals with public service motivation and its (potential) relationship with different leadership roles. The impact of leadership on motivation was not that often examined but by looking at the performances of public organizations, it seems that there is a relationship between these two variables. According to the different leadership roles, it would be interesting to have a closer look at the behavior of public managers and their instruments that are used to enhance motivation of public sector employees. It is problematic to transform the theoretical findings into practices which managers could use in order to improve their employee’s motivation. Furthermore, it is not clear how and to what extent leadership influences public service motivation. Therefore, it should be concentrated on how this problem could be solved and which measures have to be taken in order to make it easier for public managers to influence and enhance the motivation of their staff. First of all, the topic will be introduced with its relevance and theories and it will be also explained how the research of this study was conducted in order to get the findings that are needed to conclude and answer the research question.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
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