S-Space Graduate School of Public Administration (행정대학원) Dept. of Public Administration (행정학과) Korean Journal of Policy Studies (정책논총) Korean Journal of Policy Studies (정책논총) vol.26 no.1/3 (2011)
Institutional Leadership and Perceived Performance: Evidence from the Korean Minister Survey
- Jung, Kwangho; Choi, Jongwon
- Issue Date
- Korean Journal of Policy Studies, Vol.26 No.2, pp. 45-75
- Few empirical studies have explored Selznick’s ideas on institutional
leadership’s role in creating, nourishing, and maintaining public institutions.
Reconsidering and expanding Selznick’s perspective, this study explores how
perceived ministerial performance is associated with institutional leadership
styles. Using data from the 2007 Korean Minister Survey, this study develops
five types of institutional leadership (visionary, persuasive, resilient, coalition
network, and maintaining) derived from an exploratory factor analysis and tests
their association with ministers’ performance. It suggests that visionary leadership and persuasive leadership are the primary determinants of Korean ministers’
performance, and their effects are greater for ministers without presidential support.
Resilient leadership and coalition network leadership are also significantly
associated with ministers’ performance, but maintaining leadership has little effect on it. Moderating effects on the relationship between leadership type and performance include presidential support and the presence of a performance crisis.
Further research is needed to develop different measures for ministerial performance from different sources in order to avoid the common method bias.