Chaired by Dr. Alex B. Brillantes of National College of Public Administration and Governance, University of the Philippines - this Parallel Session focused on the people in public administration. The presenters for this session are Ms. Healyim Lee and Ms. Hyo Joo Lee.
Ms. Healyim Lee recognized that there exists only a few studies in Public Management that examine factors affecting followership - as well as its organizational and individual consequences. Hence, in her paper, Supportive Leadership, Followership and Performance: Evidence from Surveys of Federal Employees, she aimed to tackle this deficiency in scholarly literature. Her study posed two research questions: (1) whether followership factors relate with organizational performance; and (2), whether supportive leadership emanating from the supervisor, manager, and senior leader moderate the relationship between followership and organizational performance. Her study found that followership factors, moderated by the components of supportive leadership - are found to have a positive impact on organizational performance.
On the other hand, Ms. Hyo Joo Lee presented a paper entitled Entrepreneurial Leadership and Ethical Climate in the Public Orgnanization: The Mediating Roles of Public Service Motivation and Confucian Values. Ms. Hyo Joo Lee chose to focus on the scarceness of academic inquiry on the influence of leadership innovations, culture, and motivation in the discipline of Public Management. As an ongoing research employing the theoretical lens of stewardship, path-goal and social learning theories, the study examines the direct and indirect influence of entrepreneurial leadership on ethical climate through cultural and motivational mechanisms, such as Confucian values and public sector motivation (PSM). Ms. Lee shared that through a sample of Korean employees working in the public sector within government, executive, and public enterprise agencies, partial mediation through structural equation modeling was tested. Ms. Lee concluded her presentation with the theoretical, empirical, and practical implications of the study, as well as recommendations for future research.