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Third Semester

MPA 514: Contemporary Management

The role of public sector is changing in the modern world. Understanding the current agenda, issues, approaches and theories help students in the concerned field. The main objective of this course is to acquaint the students with new agenda, issues, approaches and theories in public sector.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Public Affairs Management        (LH 12)          
  • Concept of public affair management (PAM)
  • Paradigm shift in PAM: new public management (NPM), new public service (NPS), new public governance (NPG)
Unit 2: Management Approaches          (LH 14)
  • Strategic management: concept and significance of strategic management in public sector; process in formulation of strategic management; implementation of strategic management in public sector; problems on implementing strategic management
  • Performance management: concept and significance of performance management; process of performance management and performance related pay
Unit 3: Discretion, Integrity and Ethics in Public Sector         (LH 8)
  • Concept of discretion, integrity and ethics
  • Discretion management in public sector
  • Ethics management in public sector
Unit 4: Marketing of Public Services       (LH 6)
  • Role and functions of government
  • Public services delivery system
  • Marketing strategies for public services
Unit 5: Emerging Management Techniques in Public Sector            (LH 8)
  • Innovative management
  • Total quality management
  • Knowledge management in public sector
  • Diversity management

References

  • Bangural, Y. & George A. L. (2007). Public Sector Reform in Developing Countries. UK: Palgrave Macmilan.
  • Brendan, C. N. (2001). Public Sector Reform: An International Perspective. UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Shahi, H. B. (2018). Contemporary Public Management. Kathmandu: Radhika Shahi.
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Cooperative and Civil Society Governance Fourth Semester

CGG 652: Cooperative Management

Cooperative businesses exist in a wide variety of sectors, and represent a distinctive model for organizing labor, capital, and knowledge to produce goods and services. Entrepreneurs especially social entrepreneurs have to choose the best organizational model to achieve their objectives. This course intends to equip the student with the practical knowledge of cooperatives, a type of organization creates both social and economic value.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Conceptualization of Cooperatives       (LH 12)
  • Brief introduction to cooperatives
  • Historical development of cooperative throughout the world
  • Cooperative as an alternative model
  • Significance of cooperatives in socio-economic spheres
  • Cooperatives in developed and developing countries
Unit 2: Management in Cooperative Sector     (LH 12)
  • Concept of cooperative management
  • Principles of cooperative management
  • Goals of cooperative management
  • Aspects of cooperative management (conceptual understanding of accounting, finance, banking, marketing and human resource management )
  • Cooperative law
Unit 3: Business Plan in Cooperatives    (LH 8)
  • Concept of business plan
  • Situational analysis
  • Marketing plan
  • Production plan
  • Financial plan
Unit 4: Human Resource Management in Cooperative Organization        (LH 6)
  • Human resource planning in cooperatives
  • Labor laws
  • Employees’ performance plan
  • Human resource development in cooperatives
Unit 5: Corporate Governance and Cooperative         (LH 10)
  • Concept and significance of corporate governance
  • Theories of corporate governance
  • Application of corporate governance in cooperatives
  • Characteristics of good cooperative governance
  • Issues of cooperative governance in Nepal

References

  • Kamat, G. S. (2011). New Dimensions of Cooperative Management. New Delhi: Himalaya Publishing House.
  • Thakuri, C. B. (2010). An Anatomy of co-operative Movement in Nepal. Kathmandu: Upkar Prakashan.
  • Thompson, D. J. (1994). Weavers of Dreams: Founder of Modern Cooperative Movement. USA: The University of California.