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Examining public service motivation in the voluntary sector: Implications for public management

Abstract

Building on research about the nature of Public Service Motivation (PSM) and its application outside the public sector, the authors provide a qualitative based examination of PSM's relevance to voluntary sector employees. In doing so, they explore how far their motivations extend beyond those encompassed within current conceptualisations of PSM and whether PSM research can be enriched through the adoption of qualitative methodologies. The findings suggest that PSM accounts for some, but not all, of the motives of voluntary sector employees and indicate that public sector managers involved in outsourcing public services need to be sensitive to their distinctive features.

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Authors

Lapworth, Louisa
James, Philip
Wylie, Nick

Oxford Brookes departments

Faculty of Business\Department of Business and Management

Dates

Year of publication: 2017
Date of RADAR deposit: 2017-12-20


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