|| MBM2410 |
|| PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Hugh R Burroughes |
|| Intended for use in future years |
|Next year offered
|| N/A |
|Next semester offered
|| N/A |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 10 Hours. |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 11 Hours. |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours 2 answers from 6 questions ||70%|
|Semester Assessment|| ||30%|
Overall the aim of the module is to ensure an understanding of why and in what way public sector management differs from private sector management.
Examination of the different accountabilities and responsibilities of public service managers, and problems involved in defining priorities and values.
The problems that arise from attempts to introduce private sector practices into public sector organisations, cross sector collaboration and the impact on values and ethics.
How and with what success the output and efficiency of public sector services can be measured.
This module examines the principles and problems involved in the provision of goods and services by governments. A review of budgeting and decision styles associated with public administration is followed by consideration of the problems involved in public policy implementation. The main focus of the module is upon issues which have become prominent in the search for greater economy, effectiveness and responsiveness in the public sector. Radical changes in government organisations and service provision have been brought about by the introduction of private business technqieus and market forces - the 'new public management'. The case material is drawn mainly from Britain, which has seen revolutionary changes in the public sector since theearly 1980's.
** Recommended Text
Bovaird T & Loffler (2003) Public Management and Governance
Ferlie, Ashburner, et al (1996) New Public Management in Action
Flynn, N. (1997) Public Sector Management
Flynn, Norman. Public sector management
edition 4th ed . Harlow : Financial Times/Prentice Hall
Ham & Hill. (1993) Policy Process in the Modern Capitalist State
Hughes, Owen E. Public Management and Administration
edition 3r.e. . Palgrave Macmillan 0333961889
Pollitt, Christopher Essential Public Manager, The
** Supplementary Text
Clarke, John Managerial State
Sage Pubns. 0803976127
David Farnham and Sylvia Horton Managing people in the public services
Basingstoke : Macmillan Business
Ferlie, Ewan New Public Management in Action
Hill, Michael Policy Process in the Modern State
edition 3r.e. . Prentice-Hall 0132692260
Horton, Sylvia Public Management in Britain
This module is at CQFW Level 7