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Dalhousie University - School of Public Administration

PUAD-6050: Strategic Management in the Public Sector

DescriptionThis course is an in-depth examination of the management of government organizations. Its topics include management control, strategy development, innovation, risk management and leadership. The more specific course goals are as follows: 

  • To provide a process understanding of practices employed by government organizations to develop and implement their strategies
  • To provide insights into the practicalities of performing organizational functions, including management control, innovation, strategy development and risk management
  • To strengthen the ability to penetrate and critique prescriptive arguments about public management practices
  • To develop skills in designing practices suited to particular circumstances of application

Faculty: Kevin Quigley

Source: Graduate Calendar at (accessed 6 January 2014), and downloaded to the Atlas at  

Teaching Topics Addressed in this Course, Organized by Public Policy and Management Subject



Commentary by the Atlas editors: The 2010 syllabus for the course was provided to the PPG Atlas in 2010 and is attached. The class titles in this syllabus provide interesting candidates for teaching topics to be developed:

  • Rhetoric and Acceptance
  • Production and Control
  • Strategy Development: Creating Public Value
  • Strategy Development: Planning for the Future
  • Innovation and Inertia
  • Cultural Theory
  • Normal Accidents
  • High Reliability Organizations
  • Leadership and Strategy

Page created by: Ian Clark, 11 January 2014. The content presented on this page, except in the Commentary, is drawn directly from the source(s) cited above, and consists of direct quotations or close paraphrases.



PUAD 6050 course outline 2010.pdfPUAD 6050 course outline 2010

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