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First Semester

MPA 502: Development Management-I

The objective of this course is to provide a broad knowledge of theories and dimensions of development management and make students able to analyze the issues related to development management.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Development Management (LH 12)
  • Development: concept, nature, philosophy and dimensions of development
  • Growth with redistributive justice
  • Emergence and overview of development administration
  • Concept of development management
Unit 2: Comparative Public Administration (LH 14)
  • Genesis of comparative public administration (CPA)
  • Models and approaches of CPA: bureaucratic model, ecological model, structural-functional model, agraria-industria and fused-prismatic-diffracted model; prismatic sala model
  • Concept of endogenous and exogenous development
Unit 3: Institution Building (LH 6)
  • Concept of organization and institution
  • Institution building and its model
Unit 4: Capabilities of a State and Bottom up Approaches to Development (LH 8)
  • Concept of nation building and state building
  • Decentralization
  • People’s participation
  • Public private partnership (PPP)
Unit 5: Social Change and Planning for Development (LH 8)
  • Social change: concept, factors and process
  • Resource bases and resource mobilization
  • Concept of development planning (Macro, meso & micro-planning)
  • Monitoring and evaluation of development plan in Nepal

References

  • Bhargav, S. (Ed.) (2007). Developmental Aspects of Entrepreneurship. New Delhi: Response Books.
  • Bhatta, B. D. (2005). Vikas Prashshan. Kathmandu: Indira Bhatta.
  • Bhatta, B. D. (1988). Development Management. Kathmandu: Abhasdev Bhatta.
  • Bongartz, H. & Dahal, D. R. (1996). Development Studies: Self-help Organization, NGOs and Civil Society. Kathmandu: Nepal Foundation for Advanced Studies.
  • Carcknell, B. E. (2002). Evaluating Development Aid: Issues Problems and Solutions. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Center for Empowerment Innovation and Development (2072). Development Management. Kathmandu: Pairabi Prakashan.
  • Charles, K. J. (1983). Total Development: Essay Towards an integration of Marxian and Gandhian Perspectives. New Delhi: Vika Publishing House Pvt Ltd.
  • Chatterjee, S. K. (1990). Development Administration. Delhi: Surjeet Publications.
  • Dale, R. (2004). Evaluating Development Programs and Projects, New Delhi: Sage Publication.
  • Dreze, J. A. & Sen, A. (Eds.) (2005). Indian Development. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • Gallagher, K. P. (Ed.) (2005). Putting Development First. London: ZED Books.
  • Gasper, D. (2004). The Ethics of Development. New Delhi: Vistaar Publications.
  • Jomo, K. S. & Ben, F. (Eds.) (2006). The New Development Economics. New Delhi: Tulika Books.
  • Joseph, T. M. (2009). Decentralised Governance and Development. New Delhi: Deep and Deep Publications.
  • Kafle, N. P. (2063). Development Administration. Kathmandu: Phulchooki Publication and Distributions.
  • Kothari, U. (Ed.) (2005). A Radical History of Development Studies: Individuals, Institutions and Ideologies. South Africa: New Africa Books.
  • Mose, D. (2005). Cultivating Development: An Ethnography of Aid Policy and Practice. New Delhi: Vistaar Publications.
  • Palekar, S. A. (2012). Development Administration. New Delhi:PHI Learning Private Limited.
  • Pandey, D. R. (2009). Nepal’s Failed Development. Kathmandu: Nepal South Asia Center.
  • Pandey, Y. R. (2072). Development Management. Kathmandu: Vidyrthi Pustak Bhandar.
  • Paudel, N. R. (2014). Development Management. Kathmandu: Srijana Pahari.
  • Peet, R. (2005). Theories of Development. Jaipur: Rawat Publications.
  • Pieterse, J. N. (2001). Development Theory: Deconstructions/ Reconstructions. New Delhi: Vistaar Publications.
  • Pieterse, J. N. (2010). Development Theory. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Sapru, R. K. (2003). Development Administration. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Seligson, M. A. & Smith J. T. (Ed.) (2010). Development and Under Development: The Political Economy of Global Inequality. New Delhi: Viva Books.
  • Sen, A. (2016). Development as Freedom. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • Singh, A. (1981). Development Administration. Delhi: Shree Publishing House.
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Second Semester

MPA 510: Organizational Behavior

The objective of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge on organizational behavior so as to make them competent and capable in understanding concepts, theories, tools and techniques of organizational behavior. This course intends to develop analytical and creative skills among the students so that they can practice it in actual working environment.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Fundamentals of Organization Behavior (LH 6)
  • Concept and evolution of organization behavior
  • Organization behavior and public administration
Unit 2: Basic Human Processes (LH 10)
  • Perception: factor influencing perception perceptual set in organization, perceptual errors
  • Personality, determinants of personality, theories of personality, major personality attributes and characteristics
  • Theories of learning: social learning and reinforcement
Unit 3: Individual in Organizations (LH 12)
  • Organizational commitment, job involvement and job satisfaction
  • Motivation: concept, content theories (need theory, two factors theory, ERG theory), process theories (expectation theory, equity theory, goal setting theory)
  • Power and organizational politics
  • Conflict management
Unit 4: Group in Organizations (LH 12)
  • Concept of group and group dynamic
  • Group formation, formal and informal group
  • Team work and effective team performance
  • Communication: concept, formal and informal communication in organization, communication barriers, effectiveness communication
  • Leadership: concept, leadership style and theories of leadership (trait theory, behavior theory and situational theory: Fielder’s contingency theory and path goal theory)
Unit 5: Organizational Change and Development (LH 8)
  • Concept of change, resistance to change
  • Managing organizational change
  • Concept and techniques of organization development
  • Problems in changing the organization

References

  • Adhikari, D. R. (2014). Organizational Behaviour. Kathmandu: Buddha Academic Publishers and Distributors.
  • Agrawal, G. R. (2015). Organizational Behavior in Nepal. Kathmandu: M.K. Publishers and Distributors.
  • Brown, W. B. & Moberg, D. J. (1980). Organizational theory and Management: A Margo Approach. New York: John Wiley and Sons.
  • Kelly, J. (1987). Organizational Behaviour: Its Data, First Principles and Application. New Delhi: Surjeet Publications.
  • Luthans, F. (1998). Organizational Behaviour Boston: Irwin McGraw-Hill.
  • Mathema, S. B. & Bhattarai, M. (2071). Santhnatmak Bybahar. Kathmandu: Dhaulagiri Books and Stationary.
  • Moorhed, G. & Griffin, R. (1999). Organizational Behavior. New Delhi: AITBS Publishers and Distributors.
  • Newstrom, J. W. & Davis, K. (2003). Organizational Behaviour: Human Behaviour at Work. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited.
  • Pradip, K. (1996). Organizational Theory and Behaviour. New Delhi: Kedarnth Ram Nath and Company.
  • Pugh, D.S. (1971). Organization Theory. England: Penguin Books.
  • Raw, V.S. & Narayan, P. S. (1995). Organization Theory and Behaviour. New Delhi: Konark Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Robbins, S. P. & Sanghi, S. (2007). Organizational Beaviour. Delhi: Dorling Kindersley.
  • Singh, H. B. (2072). Sangthnatmak Bybhar tatha Manab Sansadhan Bybasthapan. Kathmandu: Asmita Books Publishers and Distributers.
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Third Semester

MPA 513: Public Enterprises Management

The basic objective of this course is to provide students with the skills and techniques in managing public enterprises.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Public Enterprises (PEs)           (LH 8)
  • Concept of public enterprises
  • Evolution of public enterprises
  • Objectives of public enterprises
Unit 2: Organizational Pattern of PEs    (LH 10)
  • Classification of PEs
  • Forms of organization: departmental, public corporation, state company, operating contract
Unit 3: Autonomy, Accountability, Social Responsibility and Efficiency     (LH 12)
  • Concept of autonomy, accountability and efficiency
  • Autonomy vs. accountability
  • Accountability of PEs and corporate social responsibility
  • Criteria and approaches to efficiency measurement
  • Overall performance of PEs and, organization and management aspects of PEs in Nepal
Unit 4: Pricing, Profit Policy and Governing Board     (LH 10)
  • Concept of pricing and profit; factors affecting pricing and profit
  • Types of pricing system: break even, marginal cost, import parity, discriminating and cost plus pricing
  • Governing board: need, composition, types and size of boards
Unit 5: Privatization           (LH 8)
  • Concept of privatization
  • Forms/modalities of privatization
  • Overview of privatization process in Nepal
  • Issues and challenges of privatization in Nepal

References

  • Gouri, G. (Ed.) (1991). Privatization and Public Enterprises: The Asia-Pacific Experience. New Delhi: DHI Publishing Company.
  • Gupta, K. R. (2006). Issues in Public Enterprises. New Delhi: S Chand & Company.
  • Naraian, L. (2007). Principles and Practices of Public Enterprises Management. New Delhi: S Chand & Company.
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Fourth Semester Public Policy

PP 661: Public Policy Analysis- I

The objective of this course is to orient students about the emerging concepts and issues of public policy globally. At the end of the course, the students will be able to understand and analyze the issues of public policy with new perspectives.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Understanding Public Policy Analysis   (LH 16)
  • Approaches to public policy analysis
  • Positivism and post-positivism
  • Approaches to public policy studies
  • Multi-level and multi-disciplinary
Unit 2: Emerging Trends in Public Policy           (LH 10)
  • Policy making in the liberal democratic states
  • The globalization and public policy
  • Policy sub system and policy regimes       
Unit 3: Bureaucracy and Policy Making             (LH 8)
  • Organizations and accountability
  • Corporate lobby groups in the policy process        
Unit 4: Constraints on Public Policy        (LH 6)
  • Economic constraints on public policy
  • Institutional constraints on policy
  • Social and cultural constraints
Unit 5: Case Study   (LH 8)
  • Case study on selected substantive polices related to socio-economic issues

References

  • Adhikari, D. (2061). Public Policy Analysis. Kathmandu: Pairabi Prakashan.
  • Anderson, J. E. (1979). Public Policy Making (2nd ed.). New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston.
  • Cochran, C. L. & Malone, E. F. (2007). Public Policy: Perspectives and Choices. New Delhi: Viva Books Pvt. Ltd.
  • Devkota, S. C. (2060). Public Policy Analysis. Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar.
  • Edward III, George C., & Sharkansky, I. (1978). The Policy Predicament. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman.
  • Farohock, F. M. (1979). Public Policy: Scope and Logic. New Jersey: Prentice –Hall INC Englewood Cliffs.
  • Frohlich, N. & Oppenheimer, J. A. (1978). Modern Political Economy, New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India
  • Hill, M. & Hupe, P. (2006). Implementing Public Policy: Governance in Theory and Practice. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Howlett, M. & Ramesh, M. (2003). Studying Public Policy: Policy Cycles and Policy Sub Systems. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Joshi, S. (2062). Economic Policy Analysis. Kathmandu: Taleju Prakashan.
  • Pandey, Y. R. (2069). Public Policy Formulation, Implementation Monitoring Evaluation and Analysis of Public Policy. Kathmandu: Vidhyarthi Pustak Bhandar.
  • Paul, D. (1995). Public Policy Formulation and Implementation in India. New Delhi: Devika Publications.
  • Rana, R. B. (2014). Aspects of Public Policy, Kathmandu: Kantipur College of Public Management.
  • Reejal, P. R. (2003). Fundamental of Public Policy Analysis. Kathmandu: Pairabi Prakashan.
  • Sahni, P. (1987). Public Policy: Conceptual Dimension. New Delhi: Kitab Mahal.
  • Sapru, R. K. (2011). Public Policy: Art and Craft of Policy Analysis. New Delhi: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sapru, R. K. (2014). Public Policy: Formulation, Implementation and Evaluation. New Delhi: Sterling Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
  •  Saxena, P. K. (1993). Comparative Public Policy. Delhi: Rawat Publications.