Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Chen Chung-An

Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences

Assoc Prof Chen Chung-An

Dr. Chen earned his Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Georgia in 2009.
Research Interests
Dr. Chen is interested in a variety of public management issues. His has over two dozens of publications in major public administration journals, in both English and Chinese. His most recent publications pertain to public employees' work motivation and public management in the non-Western context.
Current Projects
  • Preparing Public Affairs (PA) Students for Future Public Service: Examining a Long-term Change of Students' Public Service Perceptions, Values, and Propensity in Singapore and the World
  • Preparing future leaders for Singapore through social sciences education
  • Theorizing the Research on Public Service Motivation (PSM): A Self-Determination Approach in an International Context
Selected Publications
  • Chen, C. A., Hsieh, C. W., & Chen, D. Y. (2019, June). The Impact of Public Service Training on Public Service Motivation: A Pretest-Posttest Design. Paper presented at Lien-IIAS conference, Singapore.
  • Chen, C. A., Kuo, M. F., Guo, J. (2019, April). Decreased Aspiration: Public Employees’ Resigned Satisfaction and Its Multiple Sources. Paper presented at International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) annual conference, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Demircioglu, M. & Chen, C. A. (2019). Public Employees’ Use of Social Media: Its Impact on Need Satisfaction and Intrinsic Work Motivation. Government Information Quarterly, accepted, in press (SSCI).
  • Chen, C. A., Bozeman, B., & Berman, E. (2019). The Grass is Greener, but Why? Evidence of Employees’ Perceived Sector Mismatch. International Public Management Journal, accepted, in press (SSCI).
  • Chen, C. A. (2018, June). Saving Lives by Sabotaging a Public Service Mission? The Role of Public Service Motivation in Moral Dilemmas. Paper presented at International Symposium on Frontier Public Administration Theory and Practice, Tsinghua University, China.

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