International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 35 Issue 2


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Stressed out public servants? Testing the stress appraisal of psychological and emotional stressors on stress reactions through psychological capital

Rick T. Borst, Rutger Blom

PA scholars argue that two gaps are present in the stress literature: (1) “stress” is too simply treated as deleterious and (2) insufficient efforts are made to capture…

Does goal setting matter? The impact of employee-level and organizational-level goal properties on public employees' perception of performance appraisal fairness

James Harrington, John McCaskill

This study examines the relationship between goal properties, both at the employee and organizational-level, and the perceived fairness of the performance appraisal system…


Managing innovation on the public frontline: three approaches to innovation leadership

Ditte Thøgersen

For decades, there has been a call for the public sector to be more innovative, and there is widespread agreement that managers play a crucial role in meeting this goal…

Magic muzzles? The silencing of teachers through HRM, performance appraisal and reputation concern

Dag Yngve Dahle

In the deregulated public sector upper secondary school field in Oslo, Norway, teachers’ voice is found to be restricted. The purpose of the present paper is to examine…

Is regional emergency management key to containing COVID-19? A comparison between the regional Italian models of Emilia-Romagna and Veneto

Roberta Troisi, Gaetano Alfano

This paper analyses emergency management in two regions of Italy – Emilia-Romagna and Veneto – in order (1) to understand whether they impact on the spread of local…

Fragmentation and performance dialogues in public management

Tomi Rajala, Harri Laihonen

Lack of knowledge and performance information sharing between actors is one manifestation of fragmentation in public performance management. This study aims to understand…

Servant leadership and organisational citizenship behaviour: the role of public service motivation and length of time spent with the leader

Robert Ipiin Gnankob, Abraham Ansong, Kassimu Issau

The study examined the influence of servant leadership on organisational citizenship behaviour (OCB) of employees in Ghana through the intervening roles of public service…

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