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Foundations of Public Management - Einzelansicht

Veranstaltungsart Seminar Veranstaltungsnummer 429811
SWS 2 Semester WiSe 2022/23
Einrichtung Wirtschaftswissenschaften   Sprache englisch
Belegungsfrist 04.10.2022 - 10.11.2022

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Seminar Di 16:00 bis 18:00 wöchentlich 18.10.2022 bis 07.02.2023  3.06.S13 Prof. Dr. Proeller 20.12.2022: Akademische Weihnachtsferien
27.12.2022: Akademische Weihnachtsferien

If you have any questions about the seminar, please contact our chair's team: hiwi-puma@uni-potsdam.de 


Mandatory and additional readings will be provided in Moodle. These are chapters from

  • Hughes, Owen (2018): Public Administration and Management (5th ed.), Basingstoke etc.: Palgrave.

 In addition, it is recommended to read

  • Pollitt, Christopher (2016): Advanced Introduction to Public Management and Administration, Cheltenham: Edgar Elgar.

 Furthermore several books can be recommended:

  • Bovaird, Tony/Löffler, Elke (Hrsg.) (2015): Public Management and Governance (3rd ed.), London/New York: Routledge.
  • Lynn, Lawrence/Hill, Caroline J. (2016): Public Management: A Three-DimensionalApproach, Washington (2nd. ed.), DC : CQ-Press.
  • Pollitt, Christopher/Bouckaert, Geert (2017): Public Management Reform. A Comparative Analysis (4th ed.), Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Rainey, Hal (2014): Understanding and Managing Public Organizations (5th ed.), San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

No sessions on the 03.01.2023 and 10.01.2023.



  • Regular and active participation
  • Preparation (readings!)
  • Six entries to the learning diary in Moodle

Module examination (graded participation):

  • Interview paper of 30.0000 characters (all inclusive; +/- 10%) on ”What do public managers really do and how do they cope with their challenges"

The course will provide an advanced introduction to public management and its fundamental functions and issues. Focusing on the specific context of public sector organizations, it will be an overview regarding the particular context, managing resources, leadership, organizing, and the challenges of managing strategy and performance. Therefore, major reform approaches will be mentioned, as well as governance-related issues. Based on the textbook by Owen Hughes (“Public Management & Administration. An Introduction”) major functions and challenges of managing public organizations will be analyzed and discussed. Both theoretical perspectives and practical tools are taken into account.

Keine Einordnung ins Vorlesungsverzeichnis vorhanden. Veranstaltung ist aus dem Semester WiSe 2022/23 , Aktuelles Semester: SoSe 2023