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Professional norms, public service motivation and economic incentives: What motivates public employees?

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Professional norms, public service motivation and economic incentives : What motivates public employees? / Andersen, Lotte Bøgh.

Ikke angivet. Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, 2007. p. 1-20.

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Andersen, LB 2007, Professional norms, public service motivation and economic incentives: What motivates public employees? in Ikke angivet. Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, pp. 1-20, EGPA conference 2007, Madrid, Spain, 19/09/2007.

APA

Andersen, L. B. (2007). Professional norms, public service motivation and economic incentives: What motivates public employees? In Ikke angivet (pp. 1-20). Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus.

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Andersen LB. 2007. Professional norms, public service motivation and economic incentives: What motivates public employees?. In Ikke angivet. Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus. pp. 1-20.

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Andersen LB. Professional norms, public service motivation and economic incentives: What motivates public employees? In Ikke angivet. Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus. 2007. p. 1-20

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Andersen, Lotte Bøgh. / Professional norms, public service motivation and economic incentives : What motivates public employees?. Ikke angivet. Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, 2007. pp. 1-20

Bibtex

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abstract = "The theories of professions, public service motivation, and economic incentives explain the behaviour of the producers of publicly financed services differently. They emphasize professional norms, sector, and economic incentives, respectively. The few existing attempts to integrate these theories have, however, indicated that these factors interact. Using interviews, surveys and registers, the paper investigated how professional norms, economic incentives and sector affected the behaviour of Danish dentists and physicians. It was found that when strong professional norms existed, economic incentives were unimportant for both public and private employees. In contrast, when no firm professional norm applied, economic incentives affected behaviour. Controlling for different economic incentives, sector does not seem to affect the behaviour much. The results imply that the economic and professional perspectives should be combined in the analysis of behaviour among health professionals.",
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