20571 - STRATEGIC AND HR MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 14
Class-group lessons delivered on campus
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.
The course is composed of two modules:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
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.
- Group-assignment to be delivered during the course (30% of the final grade).
- Written final exam in the January or February session (70% of the final grade).
- No partial exam .
- Written final exam (100% of final grade). Please check the syllabus on Bboard and email the course director for any information.
- No partial.
Selected readings available:
- course reserve (if reading is marked with CR);
- Blackboard (if reading is marked with BB).
Full text of Lega, F., Cristofoli, D. Strategic Public Management, EGEA, 2009.