Measuring public value: scale development and construct validation

Item Type Journal paper

The public value concept is highly popular among practitioners and researchers, yet, to further test and develop the construct it needs more diversity in empirical research. We aim to contribute to future empirical public value research by providing a new public value scale based on Meynhardt’s conceptualization of public value. Conducting two empirical surveys with highly representative samples, we have developed and validated a twelve-item public value scale. Additionally, we applied the scale to empirically test what distinguishes public value from adjacent constructs, such as CSR or reputation, and to examine its explanatory power regarding important client/customer outcomes. The scale will allow future research to test extant public value hypotheses more thoroughly than before by using survey or experimental research designs. Practitioners can use the scale to gain a deeper understanding of public evaluation.

Authors Meynhardt, Timo & Jasinenko, Anna
Journal or Publication Title International Public Management Journal
Language English
Keywords Public Value, Scale Development, Validation
Subjects business studies
social sciences
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SoM - Responsible Corporate Competitiveness (RoCC)
Refereed Yes
Date 29 October 2020
Publisher JAI Press
Page Range 1-28
Number of Pages 28
ISSN 1096-7494
Publisher DOI
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Timo Meynhardt
Date Deposited 10 Jan 2021 14:57
Last Modified 10 Jan 2021 16:01


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Meynhardt, Timo & Jasinenko, Anna (2020) Measuring public value: scale development and construct validation. International Public Management Journal, 1-28. ISSN 1096-7494

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