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Course 2018-2019 a.y.

20571 - STRATEGIC AND HR MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS

GIO
Department of Social and Political Sciences

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 14

GIO (9 credits - I sem. - OB  |  SECS-P/07)
Course Director:
GIOVANNI VALOTTI

Classes: 14 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 14: GIOVANNI VALOTTI


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The course aims at providing students with the conceptual frameworks and operational tools required to address the most critical short- and long-term challenges public organizations and international institutions are facing in defining and implementing strategic and human resource management choices within complex environments.

CONTENT SUMMARY

The course is composed of two modules:

  1. Crafting the strategy. This module discusses the ways in which public sector organizations and international institutions craft strategic objectives and strategic plans, and who makes strategic decisions. Students learn how to define strategies at two levels: “macro”, across industries and policy fields, and “micro”, by gaining an understanding of corporate strategy instruments and corporate governance decision making processes.
  2. Implementing the strategy. This module features a comprehensive overview of organization, personnel policies, and tools to manage human resources. Students learn how to analyze and improve HRM policies and practices in the context of public sector organizations and international institutions. Furthermore, this module showcases the possible applications of behavioral theories to human resoiurces management: students learn how to combine insights from leading behavioral theories to foster public employees’ performance and facilitate strategy implementation.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the role of strategic management for public sector organizations and international institutions.
  • Single out and analyze the strategic management challenges that public sector organizations and international institutions are facing.
  • Formulate recommendations for strategic choices.
  • Understand the key features of human resources management systems in public sector organizations and international institutions.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Identify the conditions under which human resources management policies and practices match the strategy.
  • Foster the implementation of such strategies, through leadership skills.
  • Use the insights from behavioral theories to improve public employees’ performance in service of their organization’s strategic objectives.

Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Guest speaker's talks (in class or in distance)
  • Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
  • Group assignments
  • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
DETAILS

All classes are delivered through the combination of theory and practice to encourage students’ participation in learning-by-doing activities, discussions of real case scenarios, and the engagement with guest speakers at the frontline of defining and implementing strategy in public sector organizations and international institutions.


Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •     x
  • Group assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  •     x
    ATTENDING STUDENTS
    • Group-assignment.
    • Written final exam (in the January or February session).
    • No partial.
    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS
    • Written final exam. Please check the syllabus on Bboard and email the course director for any information.
    • No partial. 

    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING STUDENTS
    • Selected readings available through the Bocconi Library and/or Bboard.
    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Please check the syllabus on Bboard and email the course director for any information.

    Last change 18/09/2019 10:30