Public Administration Quarterly

Public Administration Quarterly is a magazine focusing on Politics

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 3, Fall

An Examination of Emergency Services Research in Public Administration
INTRODUCTION Emergencies, crises, and disasters have long captured the attention of public administration scholars. Responses to crises and disasters have been the subject an increasing amount of scholarly effort in the field, including examinations...
Knowledge by Association: Communities of Practice in Public Management
INTRODUCTION How do public managers figure out ways to address the challenges they face? Public managers might start by learning about what peers do in similar situations--by seeking and sharing knowledge. Knowledge sharing has an established tradition...
Millennials and Public Service: An Exploratory Analysis of Graduate Student Career Motivations and Expectations
INTRODUCTION In Canada, as in many other Western countries, governments at all levels are facing a shift in the demographic profile of the public service workforce. The first of the "baby boomers"-a large cohort of employees born between 1946 and...
Millennials and Public Service Motivation: Findings from a Survey of Master's Degree Students
Graduate schools in public administration and nonprofit management play an important role in training the future leaders of the public and nonprofit sectors. As most students seek Master's degrees when they are in their 20's and 30's, the population...
Millennials and Public Service Renewal: Introduction on Millennials and Public Service Motivation (Psm)
INTRODUCTION Many western industrialized countries are experiencing massive retirements as a result of an aging workforce (Van Bavel & Reher, 2013). In North America, post war Baby Boomers are exiting the workforce in large numbers and creating...
Millennials and Volunteering: Sector Differences and Implications for Public Service Motivation Theory
A new generation of younger workers is replacing retiring baby boomers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Those born after 1980, (1) referred as "Millennials," are reported to manifest distinct behaviors, values, and attitudes as compared...
Millennials' Public Service Motivation and Sector Choice-A Panel Study of Job Entrants in Germany
INTRODUCTION Public service motivation (PSM; Perry & Wise, 1990) is a prominent construct in the Public Administration literature. Since its introduction over two decades ago, a substantive body of research investigating the character (Kim,...
Passing the Northern Everglades and Estuaries Protection Program Bill: A Case Study Applying Theories of Policy Change
INTRODUCTION With more than 60 years of theoretical development, policy scholars have been apprehensive about how to develop a cohesive body of knowledge about policy origins and effects. The subfield of public policy is complex and requires more...
The Effect of the Tasks Middle Managers Perform on Organizational Performance
INTRODUCTION The public management literature finds that management matters in a variety of contexts and organizations. Whereas some researchers focus on the impact of overall management on performance, others focus on how effective various behaviors...
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