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On the Nature of Public Service Motivation

  • Fabian Homberg
  • Joyce Costello
Chapter

Abstract

The chapter offers a brief introduction to the main theme of the book and provides an outline of subsequent chapters. It briefly introduces the concept of public service motivation (PSM) defined as an other-oriented need to contribute to society and discusses its state- and trait-like nature.

Keywords

Public Service Motivation Civic engagement State Trait Society 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabian Homberg
    • 1
  • Joyce Costello
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Business & ManagementLUISS Guido Carli UniversityRomeItaly
  2. 2.Media SchoolBournemouth UniversityBournemouthUK

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