A New Taxonomy of Rewards in Public Administration for Management Implications

Working Paper CNR-IRCRES, 4(2), 1-16

14 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2018

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Mario Coccia

National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

Benati Igor

National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

Date Written: March 2, 2018

Abstract

A fundamental question in the field of management is how rewards support the motivation and performance of individuals and the efficiency of organizations. Literature of public administration categorizes rewards with some dimensions, such as formality, tangibility, measurability, etc. However, these interpretative models seem to be incomplete because they don’t classify all the elements of rewards system within the domain of public administration. The purpose of this paper is to systematize the categories of rewards in a new taxonomy that also considers the dimension of legality in order to detect good and bad practices in public sector.

This theoretical framework here may be a comprehensive model to analyze many elements of rewards system in public administration to support fruitful management implications. Moreover, this study begins the process of clarifying and generalizing, as far as possible, the comprehensive elements of rewards system in public organizations to lay a foundation for the development of more sophisticated taxonomies and theories.

Keywords: Rewards, Compensation, Pay, Gifts, Reputation, Abuse of Power

JEL Classification: D73, H0, J30, J33, J45, M12, M52

Suggested Citation

Coccia, Mario and Igor, Benati, A New Taxonomy of Rewards in Public Administration for Management Implications (March 2, 2018). Working Paper CNR-IRCRES, 4(2), 1-16, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3133029

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Benati Igor

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