INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC MANAGEMENT:
Introduction to Public Management
Chair of Administrative Science
Introduction to Public Management
Study: Organisational-Managerial - 5. semester
Code: 123663
ECTS: 5.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Ivan Koprić
izv. prof. dr. sc. Vedran Đulabić
doc. dr. sc. Jasmina Džinić
doc. dr. sc. Romea Manojlović Toman
Exam dates:
  • 20. 04. 2020.
  • 01. 06. 2020.
  • 15. 06. 2020.
  • 29. 06. 2020.
  • 31. 08. 2020.
  • 14. 09. 2020.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
Introduction to Public Management Organisational-Managerial - 5. semester
5.0 123663
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Ivan Koprić

Fridays at 13:30-15:00h

Ćirilometodska 4, room soba 28/I. kat
izv. prof. dr. sc. Vedran Đulabić

Fridays at 13:00-14:30h

Ćirilometodska 4, room 29
doc. dr. sc. Jasmina Džinić

Thursdays at 16:00-17:30h

Gundulićeva 10, room Gundulićeva 10, soba 3a
doc. dr. sc. Romea Manojlović Toman

Thursdays 13.30-15h.

Gundulićeva 10, room 21/3
Literature
Perko-Šeparović, Inge; Izazovi javnog menadžmenta - dileme javne uprave; Golden marketing/Tehnička knjiga (2006)
Perko- Šeparović, Inge; Upitnost transfera rizika u javno-privatnom partnerstvu; Hrvatska javna uprava (2007), str. 949-966 (dijelovi 2. do 6.)
Koprić, I., Marčetić, G., Musa, A., Đualbić, V., Novak Lalić, G.; Upravna znanost - javna uprava u suvremenom društvu.; Zagreb: Pravni fakultet (2014), str. 104.-132
Description
Introduction. Explanation of the subject of public management. (3h)
The beginnings of the managerial approach to the public sector (Woodrow Wilson, Leonard White, Frederick W. Taylor, etc.). (3h)
The classics of the managerial approach: L. Gulick Urwick, Chester Barnard, Mary Parker Follett. (3h)
The rationality of approach with an emphasis on decision-making process: prescriptive decision-making models, formalised decision-making models, heuristic decision-making models. (3h)
Public sector reform as a dimension of globalisation. Classification of the models according to the dominant management principle and doctrines they are based on. (3h)
Market and privatisation (analyses according to the structural changes, process changes, and the consequences from the aspect of distributive justice). (3h)
Management by results, decentralisation and devolution, competitive mechanisms (each model is analysed according to the structural changes, process changes, and the consequences from the aspect of distributive justice). (3h)
Evaluation of the results achieved by a particular model. (3h)
Creation of portfolio model for the public administration reforms. (3h)
Relevance of the managerial reform model for to the Croatian public sector. (3)
Exam dates
20. 04. 2020.
01. 06. 2020.
15. 06. 2020.
29. 06. 2020.
31. 08. 2020.
14. 09. 2020.
Detailed data
Cognitive Skills:

A.a. Knowledge and understanding

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. understand and explain the area of public management, its importance and applicability in everyday workl of administrative organisations

2. understand and explain different methods and instruments of public management that are applied in the management of modern organisations of public administration and public sector

3. explain selected new managerial methods and instruments that are applied in public administration and public sector

4. define how managerism influnces the methods of work in administration, especially the creation and realisation of the state and local budgets and how it reflects on the status of civil servants

 

A.b. Application

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. interpret how modern administrtaive doctrines (new public management, good governance, new Weberian administration) influences the management processes in modern public administration and public sector

2. select the public management methods and instruments that are appropriate for the application in individual parts of public admnistration and public sector in Croatia

3. demonstrate on the example of administrative practice (case study) application of selected methods and instruments of public management

4. present the experience related to the usage of public management methods and instruments in selected comparative administrative systems

 

A.c. Analysis

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. distinguish among different public management methods and instruments that appeared in individual countries

2. analyse advantages and disadvantages of public management methods and instruments and their applicability in the conditions of modern states affected by different crises and exposed to the increasing influence of globalization processes

3. distinuish among specific features of public management in main components of public administration and public sector, such as state administration, territorial self-government, public services, state companies, public agencies

4. indicate and categorise main challenges that the public management in Croatia is faced with

5. compare public management methods and instruments that are applied in Croatia with similar methods and instruments and selected European administrative traditions

 

A.d. Synthesis

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. analyse historical development of public management and reasons for the appearance of reform doctrines such as new public management, good governance, new Weberian administration etc.

2. estimate the impact of individual public management methods and instruments on concrete cases of administrative practice in Croatia

3. compare public administration and effects of using public management methods and instruments in different public administration and public sector organisations

4. critically evaluate (in writing) concrete cases from administrative practice that contain an application of some of the analysed public management methods and instruments

5. prepare a list of public management methods and instruments that can be applied in individual parts of public administration and public sector in Croatia

 

A.e. Evaluation

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. assess the status of the application of managerial methods and instruments in Croatian public administration, as well as their problems and possibilities

2. estimate the current development and developmental trends in public management from the standpoint of modern doctrinary-theoretical realisations about public management

3. evaluate functioning of individual methods and instruments which are applied or are planned to be applied in Croatian public administration and public sector

4. examine and evaluate policy of modernisation of public management and recommend improvements of its content and implementation

5. recommend a reform model based on the usage of modern public management methods and instruments applicable in Croatian conditions

Practical and Generic Skills:

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. Clearly and publicly present acquired learning outcomes

2. On the level of cognitive knowledge students gain new insights into public management, its historical development and current level of development. Students realise positive and negative consequences that managerism in public administration brought and learn how to apply this knowledge to the future practical work in public administration and public sector overall.

3. On the intellectual level students develop ability of abstract thinking and critical evaluation of individual models of public administration refirm. They develop the ability to independently propose possible solutions of individual problems in public administration.

4. The students also develop research abilities through independent research of public management, and especially develop the ability to use modern databases, since the literature on these topics is largely in foreign languages.

5. On the practical level, students acquire knowledge about public management methods and instruments, such as privatisation, outsourcing, management of aims and results, user orientation and quality, strategic planning, paying according to effect, all of which are prerequisite for the future work in any senior position in public administration.

Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:

Oral examination

Oral examination consists of the reproduction of acquired knowledge, its understanding and application to the analysis of public management in the Republic of Croatia, and a critical evaluation of the current system and formulation of proposals for its change. Students are expected to express and argument their opinions on certain units (learning outcomes A.a to A.d).