Frontline Bureaucratic Attitude toward Administrative Integration : Does Organizational Configuration Matter?

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1255-1289
Journal / PublicationAdministration and Society
Issue number7
Online published9 Apr 2023
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2023


The attitudes of frontline bureaucrats play a crucial role in the implementation of administrative restructuring. Administrative integration is a type of administrative reform that can fundamentally change the structure of a local administrative system and may face opposition from local public bureaucracies. Successful administrative integration requires reformers to comprehensively grasp the factors that influence frontline bureaucrats’ attitudes toward this unique form of administrative restructuring. This study empirically examines how organizational configurations shape bureaucratic attitudes toward administrative integration. The findings have both theoretical and practical implications for research on bureaucratic attitudes, organizational configurations, and administrative integration. © The Author(s) 2023.

Research Area(s)

  • administrative integration, bureaucratic attitude, organizational configuration