Effects of Ethics and Performance Management on Organizational Performance in the Public Sector

Odkhuu Khaltar, M. Jae Moon

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This study empirically tests the effects of ethics management, performance management, and transformational leadership on organizational performance in Korean public organizations by using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) on data collected from 270 public employees. In examining the relationships among ethics management; performance management; transformational leadership; and organizational performance, this research also explores the mediating roles of organizational commitment and ethical performance that contribute to organizational performance. Informal ethics management and transformational leadership are found to increase organizational performance by reducing unethical behavior and improving organizational commitment in public agencies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-394
Number of pages23
JournalPublic Integrity
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jul 3

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2017S1A3A2067636).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019, © 2019 American Society for Public Administration.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Law


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