Crowding-in or crowding-out: the contribution of self-determination theory to public service motivation

Corduneanu, R., Dudau, A. and Kominis, G. (2020) Crowding-in or crowding-out: the contribution of self-determination theory to public service motivation. Public Management Review, 22(7), pp. 1070-1089. (doi: 10.1080/14719037.2020.1740303)

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The relationship between monetary rewards and public service motivation (PSM) has been at the centre of public management research for several decades. Yet the role of performance-contingent rewards in motivating individuals to engage in public service behaviour remains largely contested. This conceptual study aims to reconcile inconsistencies in the literature by considering particular conditions under which performance-contingent incentives may effectively sustain PSM. Drawing on self-determination theory, this study offers a detailed map of the factors that can explain the relationship between performance-related rewards and PSM, while also reconciling contradictory research findings to date and making several propositions for empirical research.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dudau, Professor Adina and Kominis, Dr Georgios and Corduneanu, Miss Roxana
Authors: Corduneanu, R., Dudau, A., and Kominis, G.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Public Management Review
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1471-9045
Published Online:03 April 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
First Published:First published in Public Management Review 22(7): 1070-1089
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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190423ESRC Doctoral Training Centre 2011...Mary Beth KneafseyEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/J500136/1Research and Innovation Services