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What Makes Hierarchical Networks Succeed? Evidence from Hurricane Katrina
The network of organizations that responded to Hurricane Katrina was inherently difficult to coordinate. This paper examines how network task, capacity and coordination factors weakened the response.
Public Service Motivation and Interpersonal Citizenship Behavior in Public Organizations: Testing a Preliminary Model
This paper tests the relationships between individual levels of public service motivation and interpersonal citizenship behavior. The authors find that public service motivation increases organizational citizenship, even ...
The Ties that Bind: Social Networks, Person-Organization Fit and Turnover Intention
The authors argue that employees exist in social networks that shape employee attitudes and behavior. They find that strong relationships with coworkers reduce intent to leave but do not uncover strong support ...
A Heckuva Job: How Management Failures Doomed the Bush Administration
This extended review examines six volumes and discusses the Bush administration from a public management perspective.
The End of an Idea? The Bush Administration and the Exhaustion of the Politicized Presidency
The most important component of the George W. Bush administration's management agenda was the extension of the politicized presidency. However, the strategy of increased tighter political control of the federal bureaucracy ...
Finding Workable Levers over Work Motivation: Comparing Job Satisfaction, Job Involvement and Organizational Commitment
Managers have varying degrees of influence over aspects of work motivation, with the most over job satisfaction and the least over job involvement. Public service motivation, advancement opportunities, role clarity, job ...
Explaining Turnover Intention in State Government: Examining the Roles of Gender, Life Cycle and Loyalty
To understand the intent of state employees to leave their jobs, this paper looks at life-cycle, gender and loyalty. The authors find that age, experience, and geographical preference coupled with economic and family ...
The Network Governance of Crisis Response: Case Studies of Incident Command Systems
This examination of hierarchical incident command systems (ICS) used in crises explores how the network properties of crisis responses fundamentally affect ICS operations in terms of coordination, authority and trust.
Crisis Management Policy and Hierarchical Networks
In crisis situations, good public management combines the virtues of networks and hierarchies. For most complex emergencies, no single organization can comprehensively meet the challenge, so a network becomes necessary. ...