HAL will be down for maintenance from Friday, June 10 at 4pm through Monday, June 13 at 9am. More information
Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

L'univers axiologique des fonctionnaires

Abstract : This article has been written in the framework of long-term research on public service motivation. It aims to examine empirically civil servants’values by comparing them to those of employees in the private sector, and in several European countries. The axiological dimension plays a vital role in the perception of reforms and management tools. The article demonstrates that French civil servants differ from their European counterparts in their egalitarianism, their quest for autonomy at work and their refusal to allow social success to be a major criterion for assessment. It can be seen that certain tools which are supposed to affect motivation, such as merit- or performance-based pay, have no effect on the degree of satisfaction at work, including in countries that have undertaken the most extensive public management reforms. There are major variations between teachers and civil servants who are managers. In contrast, the gap with employees in the private sector is fairly narrow.
Complete list of metadata

Contributor : Spire Sciences Po Institutional Repository Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Friday, December 10, 2021 - 1:08:49 AM
Last modification on : Friday, March 25, 2022 - 3:57:36 AM


Publisher files allowed on an open archive




Luc Rouban. L'univers axiologique des fonctionnaires. Revue française d'administration publique, ENA, 2009, 4 (132), pp.771 - 788. ⟨10.3917/rfap.132.0771⟩. ⟨hal-03473751⟩



Record views


Files downloads