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The Role of Monetary Incentives: Bonus and/or Stimulus

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School of Engineering, LIUC-Cattaneo University, Corso G. Matteotti 22, 21053 Castellanza (VA), Italy
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Department of Mechanical, Energy, Management and Transportation Engineering, University of Genoa, Via Opera Pia 15, 16145 Genoa, Italy
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Adm. Sci. 2020, 10(1), 8; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci10010008
Received: 8 November 2019 / Revised: 20 January 2020 / Accepted: 21 January 2020 / Published: 5 February 2020
In this paper, the role of the monetary incentives in the employee performance is investigated in the context of Public Administration (PA). In particular, the distribution of monetary incentives among the employees based on the position held, is compared with a merit approach which tends to recognize and reward individual contributions. Starting from a questionnaire, the informal network, which ignores the vertical relation among supervisor and employees, is created and a Centrality Index, based on the employee connections, has been defined and used to proxy the performance of employees. The main goals of the paper are to understand if the two mechanisms of monetary incentive distribution affect the employee performance, to analyze the variables that influence the employee performance, and therefore to identify the role of monetary incentives. The linear regression methodology has been chosen as a tool of analysis. Results show that the distribution of monetary incentives according to merit criteria rewards the employee performance and has positive effects on the employee performance in the short term. View Full-Text
Keywords: public administration; monetary incentives; organization; network public administration; monetary incentives; organization; network
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Ponta, L.; Delfino, F.; Cainarca, G.C. The Role of Monetary Incentives: Bonus and/or Stimulus. Adm. Sci. 2020, 10, 8. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci10010008

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Ponta L, Delfino F, Cainarca GC. The Role of Monetary Incentives: Bonus and/or Stimulus. Administrative Sciences. 2020; 10(1):8. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci10010008

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Ponta, Linda, Francesco Delfino, and Gian Carlo Cainarca. 2020. "The Role of Monetary Incentives: Bonus and/or Stimulus" Administrative Sciences 10, no. 1: 8. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci10010008

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