Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences International Economic Development Program
Lecture Code WMH01501 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Public Administration and Management
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Public Administration and Management
タカハシ ヨシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Fri1-4:IDEC 201
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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lecture, discussion, and student presentation 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 04 : Management
Eligible Students 1st year
Keywords public administration, public management, public organization, management 
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within Educational
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Class Objectives
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Public organizations have faced more demands from the stakeholders and therefore they are required to implement their administration and management more efficiently and effectively. The main course objective is to learn the basic theoretical foundations, the current status, and the future challenges of public administration from the management and organization studies perspective. More specifically. the course consists of three parts: 1. the dynamic context of public organizations, 2. key dimensions of organizing and managing, and 3. strategies for managing and improving public organizations.
Class Schedule Part 1: The dynamic context of public organizations
1. Course introduction/ The challenge of effective public organization and management
2. Understanding the study of organizations: A historical review
3. What makes public organizations distinct
4. Analyzing the environment of public organizations
5. The impact of political power and public policy
Part 2: Key dimensions of organizing and managing
6. Organizational goals, effectiveness, and performance
7. Formulating and achieving purpose: Power, decision making, and strategy
8. Organizational structure, design, technology, information technology, and social media
9. Understanding people in public organizations 1: Motivation and motivation theory
10. Understanding people in public organizations 2: Values, incentives, and work-related attitudes
11. Leadership, managerial roles, and organizational culture
12. Teamwork: Understanding communication and conflict in groups
Part 3: Strategies for managing and improving public organizations
13. Managing organizational change and development
14. Advancing public management through collaboration
15. Term paper abstract presentations

Term paper assignment (a five-page review of the journal article regarding public administration and management) 
Hal G. Rainey, Sergio Fernandez, and Deanna Malatesta. (2021). Understanding and Managing Public Organizations. Wiley.
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1-14. Read assigned material before classes and review class discussion afterwards.
15. prepare a term paper abstract and revise it based on comments from others at the class for writing the full term paper. 
Grading Method Grading is determined by class participation (25%), weekly assignment (25%), term paper abstract presentation (10%), term paper (40%). 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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