Reserved for participants of the ANZSOG Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) program.
The topic is loosely based on a strategic framework which conceptualises public sector management in terms of three different sets of factors, providing categories within which contending views of value, strategy and service delivery can be explored, drawing on a variety of theoretical perspectives. Each category is a public sector analogue of factors in play in the private sector:
This topic focuses on the essential management task of delivery value to the public. It is squarely based on the recognition that although it is possible to draw on concepts and methods from the private sector, public sector managment is different in important respects. This involves neither rejection nor uncritical limitation of business techniques, but rather adapting them to take account of the differences.
The objectives of this topic are that students will: