The PSM-leadership fit

  • This article examines the use of performance information by public managers. It conceptualizes purposeful data use as a type of extra-role behaviour which requires additional effort on the part of the managers and which is not extrinsically rewarded. The article sheds light on one potential antecedent of performance information use – the motivation of the users. It argues that we can observe high levels of data use if managers driven by public service motivation (PSM) work under transformational leaders. Using a needs-supply perspective on supervisors and followers we suggest that there is a PSM-leadership fit which fosters the performance of this extra-role behaviour. The article is based on data from German local government and its findings contribute to the literatures on PSM as well as on performance management.

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Author details:Alexander KrollGND, Dominik VogelORCiDGND
Title of parent work (English):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Reihe
Subtitle (English):a model of performance information use
Publication series (Volume number):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Reihe (77)
Publication type:Postprint
Date of first publication:2013/02/26
Completion year:2013
Publishing institution:Universität Potsdam
Release date:2016/12/23
Tag:Leadership; Performance Information Use; Person-Organization Fit; Public Service Motivation; Transformational Leadership
Organizational units:Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Wirtschaftswissenschaften
DDC classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 35 Öffentliche Verwaltung, Militärwissenschaft / 351 Öffentliche Verwaltung
Peer review:Referiert
License (German):License LogoUrheberrechtsschutz
External remark:This is the peer reviewed version of the following article:
Kroll, A. and Vogel, D. (2014), The PSM-Leadership Fit: A Model of Performance Information Use. Public Administration, 92(4): 974–991.
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