(De)Composing Public Value: In Search of Basic Dimensions and Common Ground

Timo Meynhardt, Steffen Bartholomes
2011 International Public Management Journal  
In re-emphasizing public organizations' societal and related normative functions, public value (PV) discourse is one way of approaching public sector performance. Although PV research is flourishing, empirical studies are still lacking. We provide evidence of the basic dimensions of PV creation in Germany's Federal Labor Agency. The results suggest a three-part factor structure and a second-order factor, indicating a broad notion of performance across different constituencies. The factors
more » ... . The factors provide a framework to measure any public organization's perceived PV contribution. Our study complements the existing process perspective of PV, as developed by Moore (1995) .
doi:10.1080/10967494.2011.618389 fatcat:3ezld554pfdnvohl6vbnrm5say