Employee Perceived Effect of Leadership Training: Comparing Public and Private Organizations

International Public Management Journal, 22(1): 2-28. DOI/10.1080/10967494.2018.1497739

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Seung-Ho An

Texas Tech University - Department of Political Science

Kenneth J. Meier

American University; Cardiff University; Leiden University - Institute of Public Administration

Anne Bøllingtoft

Aarhus University - Faculty of Business Administration

Lotte Bøgh Andersen

Aarhus University

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

This study reports on the effectiveness of a year-long field experiment involving training in transformational and transactional leadership in the public and private sectors. Using before and after training assessments by employees of several hundred Danish leaders, the analysis shows that transformational leadership training is associated with increases in behaviors linked to both transformational leadership and the use of verbal rewards, but only for public sector organizations. There is no impact in private sector organizations. Transactional leadership training appears to be equally effective in stimulating the use of pecuniary rewards in both public and private organizations.

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An, Seung-Ho and Meier, Kenneth J. and Bøllingtoft, Anne and Andersen, Lotte Bøgh, Employee Perceived Effect of Leadership Training: Comparing Public and Private Organizations (2019). International Public Management Journal, 22(1): 2-28. DOI/10.1080/10967494.2018.1497739. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=

Seung-Ho An (Contact Author)

Texas Tech University - Department of Political Science ( email )

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Kenneth J. Meier

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Anne Bøllingtoft

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Lotte Bøgh Andersen

Aarhus University ( email )

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DK-8000 Aarhus C, 8000
Denmark

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