Public Personnel Management

A quarterly journal focused on human resource work in the public sector. Contains articles on trends, case studies, comparative information, and recent research. Topics include labor relations, assessment, personnel policies, government reform and other a

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 2, June

A Comparative Analysis of Job Motivation and Career Preference of Asian Undergraduate Students
This research investigates why prospective job seekers, in particular undergraduate students, prefer public sector jobs to private sector jobs. We address this question by analyzing the job motivations of such students and examining their perception...
Aligning Individual and Organizational Performance: Goal Alignment in Federal Government Agency Performance Appraisal Programs
A U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO; 2008) report recently suggested a key to improving government through performance information is to create a "clear line of sight linking individual performance with organizational results" (p. 9). Public...
An Innovation-Driven Culture in Local Government: Do Senior Manager's Transformational Leadership and the Climate for Creativity Matter?
Introduction Various forms of public management practices have been adopted by local government to enhance the quality of public services and accountability through managing for results, human resources management (HRM) reforms, and the devolution...
Assessing Organizational Efficiency and Workforce Diversity: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis to New York City Agencies
Introduction Since its introduction in 1978, data envelopment analysis (DEA) methods have been used to analyze the production (or technical) efficiency of private and public organizations with respect to achieving outputs and outcomes. In the public...
How Does Employees' Public Service Motivation Get Affected? A Conditional Process Analysis of the Effects of Person-Job Fit and Work Pressure
Introduction The empirical scrutiny of antecedents and consequences of public service motivation (PSM) is considered an important area of research in the field of public administration. A large majority of research has treated PSM as an independent...
What Drives Perceived Fairness of Performance Appraisal? Exploring the Effects of Psychological Contract Fulfillment on Employees' Perceived Fairness of Performance Appraisal in U.S. Federal Agencies
Introduction Successful organizations must utilize management tools such as performance appraisals to improve organizational performance and effectiveness (Esu & Inyang, 2009; Roberts, 2003; Rubin, 2011; Scott & Einstein, 2001). (1) Among...
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