Public Service motivation for executive pension trustees: A qualitative study

Sayce, Susan (2016) Public Service motivation for executive pension trustees: A qualitative study. International Public Management Review, 17 (1). pp. 21-39.

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The purpose of this paper is to establish if there is an element of public service motivation (PSM) in pension trustee roles that extend across public and private boundaries in the UK. The qualitative research indicates that public service is a requirement to enhance social commitment to this executive role but that this is also influenced by the organisational and political context of the trustee representation as employer or employee representatives. The research highlights the multiple motives that encourage trustee participation but also how these can be changed through socialisation within this role utilising element of organisational citizenship and user orientation to serving and helping pension plan members. It is suggested that an orientation to public service should be made explicit in the recruitment process, induction and training of trustees.

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Additional Information: © 2016 Susan Sayce. Copyright for this article is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the International Public Management Review (IPMR). All journal content, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercialNoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. By virtue of their appearance in this open-access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings.
Uncontrolled Keywords: public service motivation ,pension trustees ,user orientation ,governance,recruitment
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Employment Systems and Institutions
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Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 09:25
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 16:31


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