Assessing public sector values trough the tri-axial model: Empirical evidence from Spain

Ramon Cabrera Valle, Marc Esteve, Monica Grau

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Purpose-The purpose of this study is to examine values among public sector employees. Furthermore, this study will identify differences according to several demographical variables with relevant policy making implications. Design/methodology/approach-Once the literature review on public sector values and the description of the tri-axial model is presented, analysis based on a survey of 3,018 public sectors will be undertaken. The sample consists of employees working in the Government of Andalusia, Spain. Findings-Results reveal the domination of pragmatic values, as well as values connected to the ethical axis. The study also shows how these values vary according to several demographic characteristics of the respondents, especially when considering their level of education and their respective tenure. Research limitations/implications-When managing employees from public organizations, emphasis should be given to the development of an organizational culture that represents a configuration of both pragmatic and ethical axes. Originality/value-This study was tested with relatively a large sample size (more than 3,000 observations), thus adding significant and original value to the empirical test of the tri-axial model.

Idioma originalAnglès
Número d’article17098405
Pàgines (de-a)528-543
Nombre de pàgines16
RevistaCross Cultural Management: An International Journal
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 2013
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