"Open innovation in the public sector. Investigating citizen motivation by applying self-determination theory"
Open innovation in the public sector. Investigating citizen motivation by applying self-determination theory
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Diplomarbeit Wirtschaftspädagogik; Betreuung: Dennis Hilgers, Mitbetreuung: Lisa Schmidthuber
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By applying self-determination-theory, this thesis investigates if the type of motivation influences the perceived outcomes of citizens and their intention to participate in further open government initiatives. Therefore, a questionnaire was sent to all registered users of ?MeinLinz?, an idea generation platform. In total, two factor analyses were performed to determine motivational factors of citizen participation as well as outcome factors. The first factor analysis identified four different motives: extrinsic, introjected, identified, and intrinsic regulation. A second factor analysis was employed to identify outcome factors of citizen participation. Factor analyses revealed four outcome factors: improved information availability and interaction, improved cooperative decision-making and urban development, intangible effects of participation, and benefits for the government. In addition, five multiple linear regression analyses were performed to separately test the impact of different motives on citizens? perceived outcomes. Results indicate that identified regulation positively relates to the evaluated outcomes. Results of analyses further outline that users are interested in a third round of ?MeinLinz? and in other citizensourcing projects in general. By employing multiple linear regression analysis, the influence of different motivations on citizens? continuance intention was tested. According to this analysis, identified regulation positively relates to citizens? intention to participate in the future.