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What happens when the going gets tough? Linking change scepticism, organizational identification, and turnover intentions

In times of increasingly turbulent public sector change and frequent career shifts, the relationship between attitudes towards workplace change, organizational identification and turnover intent are highly relevant, but poorly understood. Using data …

Public Sector Organizations and Reputation

That reputation may serve public organizations as an intangible asset has increasingly been recognized in recent years by public managers and academic scholars alike. Contemporary public organizations operate in environments, which for a number of …

What determines the audiences that public service organisations target for reputation management?

Why do public sector organisations target different stakeholder audiences in their reputation management? Despite the recognition that reputation management is an audience-based exercise, the field lacks studies that systematically analyse which …

How Multiple Organizational Changes Shape Managerial Support for Innovative Work Behavior: Evidence From the Australian Public Service

Public organizations were once seen as the epitome of stability and implacability. More recently, however, public organizations have been subject to fast-paced environmental change. One common response to the challenges posed by these volatile …

In the Line of Fire: European Financial Regulators before, during, and after the Crisis

A key argument in recent theorizing on the drivers of bureaucratic behaviour is that agencies seek to establish and maintain a unique reputation. While recent years have witnessed substantial empirical support for this claim, the field lacks …

The effects of organisational features on media attention for public organisations

This article seeks to explain the frequency and tone of media attention for public organisations. Expectations are formulated on the impact of fundamental organisational features on the frequency and tone of coverage of public organisations. A …

Media and bureaucratic reputation: Exploring media biases in the coverage of public agencies

How agencies perceive, process, and prioritize multiple (potentially conflicting) audiences’ expectations of components of their reputations is a core interest of bureaucratic reputation theorists. Agencies must choose which dimension(s) to stress …

Moving the governance of shared service centres (SSCs) forward: juxtaposing agency theory and stewardship theory

Shared Service Centers (SSCs) are popular arrangements for the delivery of support services. However, no-one has systematically analysed how conventional ideas on how to govern SSCs have been introduced in governments. This paper explores the …

Hiving off the non-essential: analysing which public organizations outsource administrative overhead

This study contributes to our understanding of the characteristics of public organizations that are more likely to outsource administrative overhead. Despite the climate of ongoing crisis that urges public organizations to focus their resources on …

Verantwoording en aansturing : de spanning tussen vertrouwen en prestatiemetingen

Om haar cruciale rol in onze samenleving te kunnen vervullen, beschikt de politie over buitengewone bevoegdheden. Zo heeft ze het geweldsmonopolie, alsook het recht om binnen te treden in de persoonlijke levenssfeer van anderen. Daarom is het van …