Public Service Motivation and Civic Engagement

The Role of Pro-social Motivations in Shaping Society

  • Fabian Homberg
  • Joyce Costello

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Fabian Homberg, Joyce Costello
    Pages 1-12
  3. Fabian Homberg, Joyce Costello
    Pages 13-28
  4. Fabian Homberg, Joyce Costello
    Pages 29-48
  5. Fabian Homberg, Joyce Costello
    Pages 97-104
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 105-110

About this book


“This book sets out not only to understand Public Service Motivation, but to find its place among other more traditional organisational research topics. In doing so, Homberg and Costello show that PSM is no longer in its infancy and can be successfully employed to tackle issues beyond public service.”
Davide Secchi, Director of the Centre for Computational and Organisational Cognition,
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

This book explores the behaviours that result from Public Service Motivation (PSM), outside of a firm or agency environment. Covering topics such as volunteering, and political participation, the authors present rich empirical data from the US and the UK, as well as other countries. With fresh insights into a growing area of interest, this book will provide valuable reading for researchers working in the field of PSM, and those involved in working towards a successful and sustainable society.


PSM Employee Behaviour employee engagement HRM organisational behaviour societal values volunteering politics tax payer

Authors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-02452-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-02453-6
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