Professionalism and Calling Among Firefighters. Anachronism in the Age of New Public Management?
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|Popis||While professional training and professionalism play key roles in the Weberian view of the bureaucratic organization and of public services, a 21st century view of public administration, informed strongly by New Public Management, an emphasis on efficiency and a view of person-organization fit for public servants seem to hold no place for professionalism or at least reduce professional autonomy. Among constructs related to professionalism is a sense of calling, which is frequently viewed as part of professionalism. The aim of our paper is to explore antecedents and effects of professionalism and calling in public service work for the case of firefighters and, ultimately, to contrast this with common views on New Public Management.|