MKV_RVVS Public Management

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Ing. Ladislav Janíček, Ph.D., MBA, LLM (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Růžena Lukášová, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. JUDr. Ivan Malý, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. David Špaček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Dagmar Špalková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. JUDr. Ivan Malý, CSc.
Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Jana Biskupová
Supplier department: Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Fri 21. 9. 16:00–19:50 P302a, Fri 12. 10. 12:00–15:50 P302a, Fri 2. 11. 12:00–15:50 P302a, Fri 7. 12. 12:00–15:50 P302a
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The role of public sector manager in connection with the new conditions, transformation of public sector and the increasing demands and expectations from citizens, is changing. Management organizations in public administration not means only a policy defined by the central levels of public administration. Means to achieve mission objectives filled the public sector organizations and the interests of stakeholders, and it efficiently, effectively and economically, to focus on achieving results and take responsibility for them. Achieving that places significant demands on the competence of managers of public sector - requires skill in using these modern tools of management and apply them in specific terms the public sector.

The aim of the course is to provide basic information about the specifics of public management,first, in general, and second, with focus on strategic management, quality management, change management and human resources management in public administration. The course combines lectures which deal with current knowledge in international literature as well as lectures of practitioners from the Czech public sector.
Learning outcomes
By passing the course students will be able to
- interprete significants, specifics and modern trends of reforms and modernizations in public administration and public sector
- discuss specific abilities which are necessary for successfull managerial positions in public administration
- clarify and apply basic principles of strategic management, quality management and change management and improve knowledge on aims and methods of their instruments
- understand specifics of human resources management (HRM) in public administration and specify and discuss individual HRM activities
- evaluate possibilities and limits of implementation of modern managerial instruments in the context of public administration.
  • Content of the course is divided into three parts.
  • • In the first part is a general overview of management in public administration from the perspective of contemporary theories of management in the public sector (public management). Students will be familiar with current problems and challenges encountered by managers in public administration and public sector organizations currently face.
  • • The second part of the course focuses on the strategic management of public sector organizations as a key instrument of development organizations, fulfilling the mission and satisfy the interests of stakeholders. Attention will be paid the basic stages of strategic management (formulation and implementation strategies), focusing on the development of organizational strategy in the downstream sub-strategies, programs and projects. Particular attention will be devoted to management practices and tools needed to pursue strategic goals.
  • • Given the crucial importance for the realization of the strategy and achieving organizational goals with human resources is the third part of the course devoted to human resource management and the specifics of public administration. Human resources management not being seen as separated from the management function, but as a key area of managerial work and means of implementation of sub-strategies and programs.
  • • The course is divided into the following topics:
  • • 1. Block
  • • 1.1 Definition of management in public administration, development approaches
  • • 1.2 Role and functions of a manager in public administration
  • • 1.3 Problems and Challenges in the Management in public administration
  • • 2. Strategic management in the public sector
  • • 2.1 The importance of strategic management in public sector organizations, its benefits and limits
  • • 2.2 Formulation of the strategy in terms of public administration
  • • - Definition of mission
  • • - Strategic analysis: analysis of the external environment (including an analysis of stakeholders), analysis of internal environment, identifying external threats and opportunities, internal strengths and weaknesses (the basic analytical tools)
  • • - Formulation of a vision for development of the downstream sub-strategies
  • • 2.3 Implementation Strategy
  • • - Procedures and instruments of implementation of strategic plans,
  • • - Performance management as a tool for monitoring and evaluation of strategic plans
  • • 2.4 Quality Management
  • • - Quality management tools, their purpose, strengths and limits in the context of public administration
  • • - Measuring the satisfaction of citizens with the services provided - the tools of measurement and conditions for their effective use
  • • 2.5 Managing organizational change
  • • 3 Managing human resources in public administration
  • • 3.1 Evolution of concepts of personnel work in an organization - personnal administration, personnel management and human resource management as the three basic concepts and stages of development personnel work in the organization. The characteristics of human resource management as part of strategic management in the organization.
  • • 3.2 Basic personal activities, human resource management strategies. The status and role of the personal function in the organization
  • • 3.3 Role executives in personnel work in the organization. People management as a key area of managerial work. Working groups and their leadership. Motivation of workers, tools, motivation.
  • • 3.4 Fundamental personal activities. The role of personal department and executive managers in various areas of personal activites.
  • • 3.4.1 Workforce planning
  • • 3.4.2 Selection and recruitment
  • • 3.4.3 Adaptation of workers
  • • 3.4.4 Training and development workers
  • • 3.4.5 performance appraisal
  • • 3.4.6 Management of career
    required literature
  • Malý, I. a kol. Řízení ve VS, studijní texty 2010
  • POLLITT, Christopher and Geert BOUCKAERT. Public management reform : a comparative analysis - new public management, governance, and the neo-weberian state. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. xvii, 367. ISBN 9780199595082. info
  • BRYSON, John M. Strategic planning for public and nonprofit organizations : a guide to strengthening and sustaining organizational achievement. 4th ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011. xxviii, 54. ISBN 9780470392515. info
  • LEŠTINSKÁ, Vlasta. Personalistika ve veřejné správě : (manuál pro personalisty územních samosprávných celků). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2006. 177 s. ISBN 8021039841. info
    recommended literature
  • DVOŘÁKOVÁ, Zuzana a kol. Řízení lidských zdrojů. 1. vyd. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2012. 559 pp. ISBN 978-80-7400-347-9. info
  • KAPLAN, Robert S. and David P. NORTON. Efektivní systém řízení strategie : nový nástroj zvyšování výkonnosti a vytváření konkurenční výhody. Vyd. 1. Praha: Management Press, 2010. 325 s. ISBN 9788072612031. info
  • ARMSTRONG, Michael. Armstrong’s handbook of human resource management practice. 11th ed. London: Kogan Page, 2009. xxvi, 1062. ISBN 9780749452421. info
  • LUKÁŠOVÁ, Růžena a kol. Měření spokojenosti občanů s veřejnými službami jako součást řízení kvality v organizacích veřejného sektoru (Measurement of citizen satisfaction with public services as integral part of quality management in public sector organizations). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, Ekonomicko-správní fakulta, 2009. 118 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-5112-6. info
  • GASTER, L. and A. SQUIRES. Providing Quality in the Public Sector: A Practical Approach to Improving Public Services. Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2003. 292 pp. ISBN 978-0-335-20955-2. info
  • HUGHES, Owen E. Public management and administration : an introduction. 3rd ed. Houndmills: Palgrave, 2003. viii, 303. ISBN 0333961889. info
Teaching methods
lectures,presentations by professionals in the sectors, class discussion, group projects, case studies, readings.
Assessment methods
The course is concluded with an oral exam – discussion on a group project.
Students are eligible to take the oral exam provided that they fulfill given conditions:
1. they hand in a group project in a given extent and structure within the obligatory date and present,
2. they pass a written test (a test is regarded as successful if at least 60 % of answers are correct).
Course organization and requirements are specified in studying plan which is published before the semester starts.

Important information! If students commit a prohibited act, such as using various forbidden tools, cribbing, taking out any part of the exam or any other cheating, the teacher is allowed to interrupt an exam and to grade a student with F, FF or FFF according to the seriousness of the offence. The mentioned procedure relates to all the activities that are included in the final evaluation of the course (seminar work, essays, tests etc.).
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Inovace studia ekonomických disciplín v souladu s požadavky znalostní ekonomiky (CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0227)" which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2019.
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