Features of Italian Public Administration

  • Andrea TomoEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3659-1



Features of Italian public administration refer to high degrees of specialization (both horizontal and vertical), showing that the tasks performed by the participants may be collocated perfectly within the bureaucratic domain. According to the literature, these kinds of tasks are usually associated with a low motivation degree due to the high specialization and repetition of the activities carried out by employees. Instead, here the results from the analysis show a high degree of motivation associated with high degrees of horizontal and vertical specialization.


This short entry comments on the most recurring models per type of public administration and the overall model recurring in the Italian public administration. The discussion draws upon the results emerging from questionnaires administered to 156 Italian public servants. While the findings of these analyses are reported by Tomo (in...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economics, Management, InstitutionsUniversity of Naples “Federico II”NaplesItaly