no offering in spring
For each semester we choose and discuss a key topic in the area of public management. This is done by working on scientific literature, solving practical case studies, or developing short projects.
At the end of the course, students should be able to explain contingencies as well as theoretical foundations of public management with regard to the focus topic, critically discuss management challenges in the light of the focus topic, and critically analyze scientific papers. Moreover, key competences such as presentation competence, working with academic papers and team competences shall be acquired.
Rosenbloom, D. H., Kravchuck, R., & Clerkin R. M. (2015), Public administration: understanding management, politics, and law in the public sector, Boston, McGraw-Hill.
|Forms of teaching and learning||Contact hours||Independent study time|
|Lecture||2 SWS||15 SWS|
|Form of assessment||Presentation (30%) and written assignment (70%)|
Prof. Dr. Bernd Helmig
|Frequency of offering||Spring semester|
|Duration of module||1 semester|
|Range of application||M.Sc. MMM, M.Sc. Bus. Edu., M.Sc. Econ., M.Sc. Bus. Inf., LL.M., MAKUWI|
|Preliminary course work||–|
|Program-specific Competency Goals||CG 1, CG 2, CG 4|
|Literature||James, O., Jilke, S. R., & Van Ryzin, G. G. 2017. Experiments in Public Management Research Challenges and Contributions. Cambridge University Press.|
Kellstedt, P., & Whitten, G. 2013. The Fundamentals of Political Science Research. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
|Course outline||Topic 1: Experiments in Public & Nonprofit Management|
Topic 2: Cognitive Biases
Topic 3: Stereotype and Attitudes
Topic 4: Motivation und Performance