The psm-leadership fit: A model of performance information use Article

Kroll, A, Vogel, D. (2014). The psm-leadership fit: A model of performance information use . PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, 92(4), 974-991. 10.1111/padm.12014

cited authors

  • Kroll, A; Vogel, D


  • This article examines the use of performance information by public managers. It conceptualizes purposeful data use as a type of extra-role behaviour which requires additional effort on the part of the managers and which is not extrinsically rewarded. The article sheds light on one potential antecedent of performance information use - the motivation of the users. It argues that we can observe high levels of data use if managers driven by public service motivation (PSM) work under transformational leaders. Using a needs-supply perspective on supervisors and followers, we suggest that there is a PSM-leadership fit which fosters the performance of this extra-role behaviour. The article is based on data from German local government and its findings contribute to the literatures on PSM as well as on performance management.

publication date

  • December 1, 2014

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start page

  • 974

end page

  • 991


  • 92


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