Participative Management and Perceived Organizational Performance: The Moderating Effects of Innovative Organizational Culture

Jungwon Park, Keon Hyung Lee, Pan Suk Kim

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Participative management and innovation are major themes of recent organizational reforms in the United States and other countries. Using a South Korean version of the Organizational Assessment Survey of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, this study assesses how participative management and innovative culture are associated with public employees perceived organizational performance in the South Korean central government. The study finds that both are positively related to perceived organizational performance, but that the relationship between participative management and perceived organizational performance (i.e., internal efficiency) is moderated by employees perceptions of the organizations innovative culture. Specifically, participative management has weaker effects on internal efficiency in high-innovation cultures than in low-innovation cultures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-336
Number of pages21
JournalPublic Performance and Management Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 2


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Administration
  • Strategy and Management

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