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How does organizational task matter for the reputation of public agencies?

The study of organizational task for understanding how organizations behave and evolve has been one of the classic topics in organization theory and public administration. Reputation scholarship has appeared as a promising perspective to understand …

Fear of missing out? Linking workplace changes and presenteeism.

Why do employees continue to work during illness? So-called presenteeism behaviour is a topic of great managerial and societal importance as it is connected to a series of negative individual and organisational outcomes. A growing body of research …

A stakeholder perspective on public sector innovation: Linking the target groups of innovations to the inclusion of stakeholder ideas

Public sector innovation scholarship has not yet systematically explored how the target context (or output phase) of innovations impacts the early phases of innovation processes. This study theorizes and tests whether innovating organizations are …

Bullying and Harassment as a Consequence of Workplace Change in the Australian Civil Service: Investigating the Mediating Role of Satisfaction With Change Management

Public sector organizations frequently restructure due to shifting management trends, crises, and political developments. Earlier research indicates that the sometimes-drastic reforms implemented in government strongly affect employees, causing …

Exploring Media-Covered Accountability of Public Agencies.

Although journalism and media coverage are known to induce, inform, and affect public accountability processes, little is known about media-covered accountability. This study therefore explores accountability processes of Danish and Flemish agencies …

De impact van veelvuldige structurele hervormingen op publieke organisaties in Vlaanderen en Noorwegen.

Overheden in OESO-landen hebben de afgelopen decennia intense hervormingstrajecten doorgevoerd om performantere en/of responsievere overheidsinstellingen te creëren. Aangezien onderzoek reeds aantoonde dat organisatieveranderingen onbedoelde …

Caught up or Protected by the Past? How Reputational Histories Matter for Agencies’ Media Reputations

Reputation scholars have convincingly demonstrated the relevance of understanding the behavior of government agencies as motivated by reputational concerns. Yet we must still expand our understanding of how agency audiences pass reputational …

Combined effects of procurement and collaboration on innovation in public-private-partnerships: a qualitative comparative analysis of 24 infrastructure projects

Different public sector innovation literatures tend to focus on either contractual stimuli or collaborative interactions as sources of innovation. This article argues for a combined approach that integrates these literatures. Using an fsQCA design …

When are organizational reforms perceived positively? An examination of the role of employees’ hierarchical level

The aim of this study is to theorize and test the implicit assumption in the literature that reform perceptions vary according to employees’ position in the organizational hierarchy. Our theoretical argument centres on the expectation that employees …

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 …