Policy Implementation: When Should Organizations Empower Employees?
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We exploit a national sample of local government procurement practices and uses implementation of sustainable procurement policy (SPP) as the empirical example to test our hypotheses. The preliminary regression results provide empirical support. Our findings contribute to implementation by demonstrating that whether empowering employees can facilitate the policy implementation depends on specific organizational contexts. The empowerment approach will have beneficial influences in organizations with entrepreneurial-oriented culture and less rigid regulations.
This research was funded, in part, with a grant from the V.K. Rasmussen Foundation.