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The purpose of business is public value : definition, measurement and effects of common good orientation in an organizational context

  • This dissertation aims to contribute to a better theoretical understanding of common good orientation in an organizational context, its measurability, and effects on an individual, organizational and social level. Specifically, this dissertation theoretically discusses and empirically tests what common good orientation encompasses in an organizational context, why it is valuable for individuals, organizations and societies alike, as well how it could be implemented in organizational leadership practices. While building on the findings of Meynhardt's (2009, 2015) Public Value research, this dissertation mainly seeks to lay the empirical and theoretical foundations surrounding the hitherto poorly researched concept of Organizational Purpose. Despite the popularity of organizational purpose, no agreement has yet been reached on the definition of the construct, which has hampered further theoretical development and empirical testing. This cumulative dissertation consists of three empirical papers and an introductory conceptual paper.

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Document Type:Doctoral Thesis
Author:Josephina SteuberORCiD
Referee:Timo MeynhardtORCiD, Fabian ChristandlORCiD
Chairs and Professorships:Chair of Business Psychology and Leadership
Full text/ URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:14-qucosa2-826588
Place of publication:Leipzig
Date of Publication (online):2022/12/15
Page Number:II, 91
Year of first Publication:2022
Date of final exam:2022/11/24
Tag:Engagement; Gemeinwohl; Organisationaler Purpose; Sinnhafte Arbeit
Common good; Engagement; Meaningful work; Organizational purpose; Public value
Dissertation, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, 2022
- Jasinenko, Anna, Steuber, Josephina. Perceived organizational purpose : systematic literature review, construct definition, measurement and potential employee outcomes. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12852
- Grubert, Thorben, Steuber, Josephina, Meynhardt, Timo. Engagement at a higher level : the effects of public value on employee engagement, the organization, and society. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-022-03076-0
- Meynhardt, Timo, Steuber, Josephina, Feser, Max. The Leipzig Leadership Model : measuring leadership orientations. Leadership, education, personality.
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International