Namhoon Ki

Namhoon Ki
University of Miami | UM · Department of Political Science

Ph.D. in Public Administration

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A number of studies have demonstrated that local government's self-governing mechanisms can bring about positive collective outcomes for an entire region. However, less attention has been paid to different levels of collective outcomes (e.g., individual local governments vs. entire regions). Comparing such selective and collective outcomes in inter...
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To what extent does public service motivation (PSM) affect how monetary rewards and promotion opportunities motivate government officials? This study offers an answer to this question through a survey experiment conducted with a sample of city government officials in Florida. The experimental results demonstrate that both monetary and promotion rew...
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Public service motivation (PSM) literature suggests that PSM has a positive effect on employees’ job satisfaction. Using meta-analysis, this study examines the aggregate effect of PSM on job satisfaction. In addition, this study investigates whether sector affiliation moderates the relationship between PSM and employee job satisfaction. Based on re...
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en The partisanship of a policy maker is often noted as correlated with a state government's support for social welfare. However, less attention has been paid to how a governor is able to steer the budget in a manner that reflects her political views. This study assesses how changes in the economy and level of budgetary authority of the governor ca...
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This paper looks at whether fiscal decentralization of welfare programs made state governments effective at alleviating poverty. We make use of the National Association of State Budget Officers’ (NASBO) State Expenditure Report which publishes expenditure data in different areas by state and federal government. Using this data, we constructed expen...
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Studies have found that information sharing between city governments can be easily observed within the same county jurisdiction, but less attention has been paid to the reasons why the jurisdictional boundary matters. This article fills this lacuna, drawing on the insight of the “strength of strong ties” argument that “people help their friends fir...
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Benchmarking between local governments has become an important topic in public administration. In benchmarking practice, local government officials play important roles in deciding what they learn, who they learn from, and how to adopt, and adapt to the lessons. However, less attention has been paid to why local government officials to willingly ta...
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The study investigates the effect of embeddedness, defined as a property of interdependent relations in which organizations are integrated in a network, on collaboration risk emerging from relational uncertainty. Despite efforts to understand the structural effects of network governance, embedded relationships and their influence on collaboration r...
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Transaction cost approach explains that the government’s external service production mechanism is determined by two characteristics of goods and services: asset specificity and measurability. Previous studies have treated each transaction cost characteristic as distinctive determining factors for dependency and defection risks, which eventually aff...

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This research attempts to map out the underlying structure of the government performance evaluation system and how actors interact with one another affecting the result.
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Exploring factors that promote intergovernmental collaboration and assessing how collaboration significantly affects various policy outcomes.