Financial Crisis, Organizational Behavior and Organizational Silence in the Public Sector: A Case Study for Greece

Paraskevi Boufounou, Kallirroi Avdi


The present article presents the empirical findings of a questionnaire survey carried out in
Greece, exploring the effects of the recent financial crisis οn organizational behavior in the
country’s public sector. The study focuses on the impact of the financial crisis on
organizational management and more specifically on the evolution of “organizational
silence”, taking into account public servants’ hierarchical position, gender, education and
skills. Based on the evidence provided, it is concluded that organizational silence is likely to
have negative long–run repercussions for public sector productivity.

JEL Classification: M100, M210, M540


Human Resource Management, Organizational Silence, Organizational Behavior, Financial Crisis, Gender Issues

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