Pedro Correia e João Bilhim look into the perception of values of managers on the portuguese public sector

CAPP researchers Pedro Correia and João Bilhim have recently published an analysis on the perception of organizational values by portuguese public managers.

Taking note on how empirical research on public administration has devoted little attention to the values guiding the management of the public sector, the authors propose a statistical analysis on the perceptions of organizational values by public managers.

Among the contributions of this analysis, the authors count the adaptation for the portuguese context of a scale for the measurement of organizational values. This allowed for the agregation of these values in four statistically robust dimensions. The results point to significative differences between the perception of organizational values in the public sector and other contexts, mainly on the private sector. The argument for the adoption of business values in the public sector is thus countered by the authors.

Published on Revista de Administração Pública, o article "Differences in perceptions of organizational values of public managers in Portugal" is available online.

Pedro Correia is a researcher at the Centre for Public Administration and Public Policies, where he is the Principal Researcher for the "Innovation, Management, Administration and Public Policy" project. A Professor at Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas, Universidade de Lisboa, he is also the coordinator of the National Observatory for Public Administration and a frequent collaborator with the research group on Justice Administration at Universidade de Brasília. He is also a consultant for Direção-Geral da Política de Justiça, at the portuguese Ministry of Justice.

João Bilhim was President of Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas, Universidade de Lisboa, from 2005 to 2012 and President of Comissão de Recrutamento e Seleção para a Administração Pública (CReSAP) from 2012 to 2016. He is also a researcher at the Centre for Public Administration and Public Policies, where he is a Principal Researcher for the project "onde coordena o projeto de investigação "From governemnt to governance".

 

 

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