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Course 2017-2018 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


Course Objectives
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.
At the end of the course, students are expected to achieve
  • A comprehensive understanding of the role of strategic management for public sector organizations and international institutions.
  • The ability to single out and analyze the strategic management challenges that public sector organizations and international institutions are facing.
  • The ability to formulate recommendations for strategic choices.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the key features of human resources management systems in public sector organizations and international institutions.
  • The ability to identify the conditions under which human resources management policies and practices match the strategy.
  • The ability to foster the implementation of such strategies, through leadership skills.
  • The ability to use the insights from behavioral theories to improve public employees’ performance in service of their organization’s strategic objectives.


Intended Learning Outcomes
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Course Content Summary
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 of behavioural theories to HRM: students learn how to combine insights from leading behavioural theories to foster public employees’ performance and facilitate strategy implementation.
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.


Teaching methods
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Assessment methods
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Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
For attending students
  • Group-assignment.
  • Written final exam (in the January or February session).
No mid-term.

For non attending students
Written final exam. Please check the syllabus on blackboard and email the course director for any information.
No mid-term.

Textbooks
Selected readings available through the Bocconi Library.

Prerequisites
NONE
Last change 07/04/2017 10:29