Motivation to Choose a Public Service Career in Developing Countries: Focused on Philippines, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Indonesia
Yongjin Chang Sangyub Ryu
The current case study has examined five public officials from five different developing countries in Asia to find motivation factors to choose public service careers. Based on the case analysis, social recognition of the job, strong bureaucratic power and network, and family-oriented culture are significant drivers for individuals when they choose their career. Public service motivation factors, such as social contribution or serving to public, however, were not the prior reason to choose public service career in this study.