Pushing the Envelope: Creating Public Value in the Labor Market : An Empirical Study on the Role of Middle Managers

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract This paper analyzes public value creation by the German Federal Labour Agency (FLA) from a middle management perspective. We relate the role description of a public value manager by Mark Moore with middle management research inspired by Floyd and Wooldridge. As a result of a case study we conceptualize critical experience of middle management and its antecedents in balancing different value dimensions. The conflict potential is seen less in managing different expectations from the top and the front line, but rather in enacting an integrative public value manager role itself which requires significant adaptive and value-balancing work customarily attributed to professional (private)leadership.
Authors Meynhardt, Timo & Metelmann, Jörg
Journal or Publication Title International Journal of Public Administration
Language English
Keywords role conflict, public value, middle management, value-balancing leadership
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 15 March 2009
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of Publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Volume 32
Number 3-4
Page Range 274-312
Number of Pages 39
ISSN 0190-0692
ISSN-Digital 1532-4265
Publisher DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/01900690902732806
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Jörg Metelmann
Date Deposited 23 Mar 2009 15:17
Last Modified 16 Feb 2021 01:21
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/52232

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Meynhardt, Timo & Metelmann, Jörg (2009) Pushing the Envelope: Creating Public Value in the Labor Market : An Empirical Study on the Role of Middle Managers. International Journal of Public Administration, 32 (3-4). 274-312. ISSN 0190-0692

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