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Does public service performance affect top management turnover?

Boyne, George Alexander, James, Oliver, John, Peter and Petrovsky, Nicolai 2010. Does public service performance affect top management turnover? Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 20 (Supp.2) , i261-i279. 10.1093/jopart/muq024

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Political and organizational theories suggest that the turnover of chief executives and other members of senior management teams are likely to be influenced by public service performance. We use a panel data set of 148 English local governments over 4 years to test this proposition. The empirical results show that performance has a negative effect on turnover, but that this effect is weaker for chief executives than for members of their senior management teams. In addition, top team turnover is higher in the years following a chief executive succession. The evidence suggests that chief executives can influence top team turnover by attributing responsibility for poor organizational performance to other senior managers.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Additional Information: This article appears in: Incentives and Public Service Performance: a Special Issue
Publisher: Oxford
ISSN: 1053-1858
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 03:56

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