Public Administration Review Volume 82, Issue 1, January/February 2022 1. Title: Toward a Public Administration Theory of Felt Accountability Authors: Sjors Overman, Thomas Schillemans Abstract: The literature on public accountability is extensive but overwhelmingly focuses on accountability of organizations. Yet, accountability mechanisms can function properly only when individuals believe that they will be held accountable in the future. This article bridges that gap by translating and extending the psychological concept of “felt accountability” to the public administration scholarship. The particular context of accountability in public organizations requires us to integrate knowledge about (1) the diverse professional roles of public sector employees, (2) the saliency and authority of various and multiple account holders, and (3) the substance of the accountability demands. The current article integrates this contextual knowledge with an individual perspective on accountability. This effort represents an important contribution to public accountability literature, as it allows scholars to properly understand the consequences of psychological insights about accountability for the public sector, and to adequately translate psychological insights and recommendations to a public accountability context. 2. Title: A Systematic Literature Review of Empirical Research on the Impacts of eGovernment: A Public Value Perspective Authors: Don MacLean, Ryad Titah Abstract: While government organizations continue to invest in e-Government systems, there is still uncertainty as to the benefits that can be generated. Without clear expectations, it will be impossible for managers to measure and evaluate outcomes. This systematic literature review examines 60 empirical studies on the impacts of eGovernment published in the leading public administration and information systems journals. The impacts are classified using public value theory, first, by the role for whom value is generated and, second, by the nature of the impact. The results show that the most commonly studied impacts are productivity for the taxpayers and clients, client satisfaction and service quality for clients, and improved trust and communications for citizens. There are many areas where limited research has been conducted. We maintain that there is a complex network of immediate and indirect impacts that must be considered by public managers in their analysis of potential investments. 3. Title: A Meta-Analysis of the Government Performance—Trust Link: Taking Cultural and Methodological Factors into Account Authors: Jiasheng Zhang, Hui Li, Kaifeng Yang Abstract: The performance-trust link constitutes an important issue, but the public administration and political science literature has been equivocal regarding how it is influenced by cultural and methodological factors. Meta-analyzing 72 empirical studies, this article finds that the link is stronger in low power distance countries, when outputs are used to measure government performance, or when the focus is on local government. In addition, the performance-trust link holds true regardless of whether performance data are subjective or objective, or whether the studies focus on performance of government as a whole or specific agencies. The results imply that in order to nurture and sustain trust in government, we should pay more attention to societal cultures and the way government performance information is provided. Trust in government studies should become both more scientific and more culturally sensitive. 4. Title: Your Money, Your Life, or Your Freedom? A Discrete-Choice Experiment on Trade-Offs During a Public Health Crisis Authors: Nicola Belle, Paola Cantarelli Abstract: We conducted a discrete-choice conjoint analysis on a sample of residents in Italy to explore trade-offs between human lives, individual freedoms, and the economy that governments and their citizens face while coping with a public health crisis. Our results indicate that people prefer to avoid income losses over reduction in the number of victims by the same percentage. The relative preference for saving income over saving lives widens as the size of losses at stake increases. The duration of restrictions to individual freedoms per se does not appear to have a sizable impact on people's preferences once income and human losses are accounted for. Our study contributes to scholarship on the value of a statistical life and sheds light on

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