Understanding the adoption of pay-for-performance in state governments: A diffusion theory approach

Sangyub Ryu, John C. Ronquillo, Seejeen Park

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Abstract

As various private sector practices have been introduced into the public sector, some were adopted without careful assessment of potential policy and management implications. One such example is the adoption of pay-for-performance (PFP). While previous research has corroborated that this performance incentive mechanism was implemented without thorough assessment, the diffusion process of PFP has not been empirically tested or evaluated. This study applies a regional diffusion model among American (U.S.) states to examine the diffusion process. Findings show that state governments tend to adopt PFP plans when they become aware of their neighboring states adopting them, but the marginal probability of adoption decreases as the numbers of neighbors adopting such plans increases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-124
Number of pages18
JournalTransylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences
Volume14
Issue number54E
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun 1

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  • Strategy and Management

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Understanding the adoption of pay-for-performance in state governments : A diffusion theory approach. / Ryu, Sangyub; Ronquillo, John C.; Park, Seejeen.

In: Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences, Vol. 14, No. 54E, 01.06.2018, p. 107-124.

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