Advancing Ethics within Public Administration

  • Mauro Romanelli University of Naples Parthenope, Department of Business and Economics, Via G. Parisi, 13, 80132, Napoli, Italy
Keywords: ethics, public sector reform, public administration, public management


As agents of change between communities and organization, public managers help advancing ethics within public organizations. Rethinking the importance of ethics within public organizations helps to strengthen public managers as supporters of commitment and motivation at work of employees, and enablers of public values within society. Public managers help to drive public organizations towards future, promoting ethical behaviours and public values that contribute to maintaining public trust and improving democratic life. Rediscovering the value and practice of ethics enables the organisational dimension, leading to public managers as facilitators of collaborative processes that involve the citizenry and the community. Today, driving effective ethics-led public administration relies on the role of public managers as proactive supporters of ethical and socially responsible behaviours at work, within public administration and within society, driving the conduits that open up to shaping shared pathways for value creation and building wealthy communities and public spaces.

Author Biography

Mauro Romanelli, University of Naples Parthenope, Department of Business and Economics, Via G. Parisi, 13, 80132, Napoli, Italy

University of Naples Parthenope, Department of Business and Economics, Via G. Parisi, 13, 80132, Napoli, Italy


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How to Cite
Romanelli, M. (2023). Advancing Ethics within Public Administration. LUMEN Proceedings, 19, 01-11.