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Publication date: 13 August 2018

Davide de Gennaro

The purpose of this paper is to propose an organizational behavioral perspective that could provide useful analysis tools to understand the behavior of public leaders…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to propose an organizational behavioral perspective that could provide useful analysis tools to understand the behavior of public leaders working in changeable and uncertain contexts (like the Italian one). More specifically, drawing on public administration and organizational behavior literatures, this paper examines whether the lack of continuity and long-term planning is significantly associated to public service motivation for public management.

Design/methodology/approach

The main contribution of this study is in taking into account the agency of public managers in reaction to wider changes in their political context. It is a theoretical study that considers sudden changes in government from a behavioral perspective, analyzing an extreme case of political and organizational turnover, namely the Italian context.

Findings

Public managers, when faced with constant change, act as transformational leaders and have the objective of leverage on intrinsic motivations in order to make the change accepted and, more so, to make it perceived as an advantage for the administration.

Originality/value

This study is among the first to address the issue of public service motivation and intrinsic motivations in carrying out the own job in the public sphere in a constantly changing scenario. Assuming that motivational incentives for public and private employees are different, namely that the former, in particular, are particularly attracted to motivations related to people and common good, this study investigates how public service motivation should be stimulated and supported in a context of change.

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Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences, vol. 35 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1026-4116

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Publication date: 16 September 2019

Davide de Gennaro

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Job Crafting
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ISBN: 978-1-83867-222-5

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Publication date: 16 September 2019

Davide de Gennaro

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Job Crafting
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Publication date: 16 September 2019

Davide de Gennaro

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Job Crafting
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Publication date: 16 September 2019

Davide de Gennaro

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Job Crafting
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Job Crafting
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Publication date: 2 October 2020

Andrea Tomo and Davide de Gennaro

In a period of profound crisis for professions, this paper aims to develop knowledge about the role of proactive personality in the relationship between accountants 

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Purpose

In a period of profound crisis for professions, this paper aims to develop knowledge about the role of proactive personality in the relationship between accountants’ occupational prestige and goal orientation.

Design/methodology/approach

The study draws upon the literature on professions and employs a multiple linear regression analysis to test the mediating role of proactive personality when accountants challenge external events threatening their profession. The study focuses on Italy, an area characterized by a high degree of precariousness where, over the past 30 years, accountants have been facing many threats undermining their occupational prestige.

Findings

The findings show that proactive accountants are more goal-oriented, unless they perceive that others consider their career to be prestigious. Therefore, the study demonstrates that occupational prestige – more volatile and subject to external forces– can shape proactive personality – usually internally determined and more stable – insofar a perceived low occupational prestige can be mediated by a proactive personality towards goal orientation.

Practical implications

The study has both academic and practical implications, showing that context-related factors are buffered by personal characteristics when professionals react to external events affecting their prestige.

Originality/value

The paper sheds lights on the critical issues of setting and achieving goals in uncertain situations, and enhances our understanding of the accounting profession, by identifying new reactions and behaviours based on personal factors as well as exogenous and contextual factors.

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Meditari Accountancy Research, vol. 29 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2049-372X

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Publication date: 16 September 2019

Davide de Gennaro

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Job Crafting
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ISBN: 978-1-83867-222-5

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Publication date: 16 September 2019

Davide de Gennaro

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Job Crafting
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ISBN: 978-1-83867-222-5

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Professional Identity Crisis
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-805-5

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