Exchanging and Aligning Human Resource, Organizational Behavior and Public Administration Perspectives
Service Motivation (PSM) is defined as an “individual’s predisposition to respond to motives grounded primarily or uniquely in public institutions and organizations” (Perry & Wise, 1990, p.368).
Although the literature on PSM has grown considerably in the past two decades, the behavioral foundations of PSM still need to be explored. Recently, works from neighboring disciplines such as organizational psychology and personnel economics have provided valuable insights into the antecedents and consequences of PSM with regard to Human Resource Management (HRM). Although concepts, such as self-determination theory or motivation crowding, originating in those disciplines adjacent to Public Administration have become more popular in PSM research, the exchange between disciplines has remained limited.
Thus, this workshop aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the PSM/Public Administration and HRM/OB communities. We expect to host a mixed audience of established and early career researchers.