PADM 217 - Organizational Theory
Public organizations face a uniquely demanding political, legal and economic environment often filled with organized opponents, zealous supporters, reluctant clients and ambiguous laws. This course examines the impacts of such factors on basic management functions, including leading, designing organizational structures, motivating employees, and innovating. This course goes beyond analyzing the forces which influence public management to examine alternative responses available to administrators and how they can influence society.
Prerequisites: Pols 114 or PADM 210