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dc.titleGovernment or business? Identifying determinants of MPA and MBA students' career preferences
dc.contributor.authorVan Der Wal, Z.
dc.contributor.authorOosterbaan, A.
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-02T04:37:28Z
dc.date.available2016-06-02T04:37:28Z
dc.date.issued2013-06
dc.identifier.citationVan Der Wal, Z., Oosterbaan, A. (2013-06). Government or business? Identifying determinants of MPA and MBA students' career preferences. Public Personnel Management 42 (2) : 239-258. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1177/0091026013487123
dc.identifier.issn00910260
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/124914
dc.description.abstractThis article reports on a survey study into provisional career determinants of masters in public administration (MPA) students and masters in business administration (MBA) students (N = 131) in the Netherlands. The survey measures whether both student groups hold different values, motivations, and sector perceptions and how these, in turn, determine provisional sector choices right before they graduate. Differences between both groups are larger and more classical than current literature and previous studies suggest: MPA students hold public values, have high levels of public service motivation (PSM), positive public sector perceptions and negative private sector perceptions, and opt without exception for a public sector career. For MBA students, the results are completely opposite. Arguably, both groups have a rather nullified image of professional lives in both sectors, reinforced by their respective degree programs. Implications are offered for future debates on public and private sector differences and the relation between attraction and socialization of different people types by both sectors. © The Author(s) 2013.
dc.description.urihttp://libproxy1.nus.edu.sg/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0091026013487123
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectCareer choice
dc.subjectMBA
dc.subjectMPA
dc.subjectPSM
dc.subjectValues
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentLEE KUAN YEW SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY
dc.description.doi10.1177/0091026013487123
dc.description.sourcetitlePublic Personnel Management
dc.description.volume42
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.page239-258
dc.identifier.isiut000323553000006
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