MLD-110 B: Strategic Management for Public Purposes

Semester: Spring

Credit: 1.0

Syllabus: Click here for syllabus

Faculty: Steven Strauss


Day Time Location
First Day 1/26
Meet Day M/W 8:40 AM - 10:00 AM L382
Review F 8:40 AM - 10:00 AM L230


Focuses on strategic management in the public sectors of democratic societies. Critically examines and applies the assumptions, concepts, and tools of the new approaches to solving public problems that are being applied around the world. Important strategic decisions examined in the course include: formulating and articulating a mission and vision; formulating and internalizing in the organization a set of long-term objectives; translating objectives into measures of performance; designing production systems and organizational structures; and shaping organizational culture. Privatization and partnerships will be examined along with public provision as ways of creating public value. Most class meetings are case discussions, supplemented with conceptual materials, exercises, and group work. Cases and other readings are drawn from the United States, other industrialized countries, and developing countries. The course is designed for students with management experience.

MLD-110 may not be taken for credit with MLD-101. Permission of the instructor required for non-HKS students.




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