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Managing Organizations in the Public Sector

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Code: KOZNXV4KZ59
Name: Managing Organizations in the Public Sector
Number of hours per semester: 56
Credits: 6
Fall/Spring: Fall
Language: English
Prerequisites: 
Course type: 
Department: Közgazdálkodás és Közpolitika Tanszék
A Course leader: Dr. Gajduschek György

Course description: Public administration and public services across the world are undergoing changes that affect the organization of the public administration systems in general, and the management of those organizations, in particular. Public organizations are required to continuously find better ways to compete in the rapidly changing social, political and legal environment. It is widely accepted that the managerial decisions and actions affect the performance and survival of public organizations. Hence these triggering factors enhanced the significance of emerging public management trends such as the transfer of private sector models and management techniques to the public sector, strengthening the coordination within the government (joined- up or whole of government model) or widening the cooperation with societal actors such as civil, professional and international organizations (network governance). But different public administration forms rely on different management techniques and modes. That is why this course aims to highlight different approaches and techniques of public management. This course introduces the key concepts, tools, and principles of public management, strategy formulation and strategic management within the public sector and public organizations. It will cover areas such as different schools of public management, resource and performance management in public sector, and the understanding of the linkages between strategic management and public sector performance, the role of citizens and the social community in public service management, introducing e-government and modern technology within the public sphere.

Assessment, grading: Assessment:
- Individual presentations (33%)
- Course attendance / activities (33%)
- Exam (33%).

Aims and objectives and description of the course: 

Time of class: Description of the course content by week:
1. WHAT IS PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION?
• The study of public administration
• Emergence of public sector management
• Principles of administration
• Public versus private administration
2. APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
• Managerial approach and the schools of strategic management
• Political approach
• Legal approach
3. THE CONCEPT OF STRATEGY AND STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
• Strategy as a process
• Strategy as content
• Introducing different strategic management techniques (e.g. SWOT, PESTEL)
4. THE DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC MANAGEMENT I.
• The traditional model of public administration
• Transferring private sector management techniques to the public sector
5. THE DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC MANAGEMENT II.
• Network based and collaborative models of public management
6. 'CONTEXT MATTERS': MANAGING STRATEGICALLY PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS IN DIFFERENT POLITICO-ADMINISTRATIVE CONTEXTS
• The theoretical framework of 'context'
• The transformative effects of administrative reforms and strategic management
7. 'CONTEXT MATTERS': ANALYZING THE TRANSFORMATIVE EFFECTS OF ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS THROUGH COUNTRY STUDIES
8. UNDERSTANDING THE LINKAGES BETWEEN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND PUBLIC SECTOR PERFORMANCE
9. STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES AND TOOLS IN PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS: THE ROLE OF ICT AND E-GOVERNMENT
10. STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES AND TOOLS IN PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS: INTRODUCTION OF PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES IN PUBLIC MANAGEMENT
11. STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES AND TOOLS IN PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS: STRATEGIC POLICY FORMULATION
12. STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES AND TOOLS IN PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS: FINANCE MANAGEMENT
13. STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES AND TOOLS IN PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS: HR MANAGEMENT
14. REVIEW AND FEEDBACK

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Bibliography:
Compulsory readings:

  • Ferlie, E. and E. Ongaro (2015)Strategic Management in Public Services Organizations: Concepts, Schools and Contemporary Issues.
  • Oxon, UK: Routledge
  • Bovaird,T. and Löffler, E. (2003). Public Management and Governance, Third Edition. London : Routledge
  • The reading list for the individual presentations will be distributed during the seminars.

Recommended readings:

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Instructors:

Kovács Éva Margit

Last modification: 2017-07-21 11:42:18

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