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Study of Organisations and the Public Sector - PUB4863

Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to equip students with the ability to acquire a comprehensive and systematic knowledge base of organisational studies in the public sector. In this module students are required to study various theories of organisation which includes the politics-administration dichotomy, the attributes of open and closed organisations, Max Weber's bureaucracy, humanism, and contemporary forms of public administration such as New Public Management and the New Public Service. The student is expected to indicate how these theories could be applied to resolve current complex organisational deficiencies in the public service. This module enables the University to produce graduates that could positively contribute to improving the public service with appropriate conceptual and innovative capacities. This module enables students to identify root causes of public service inefficiencies contributing to poor public service delivery, and suggest organisational remedies to resolve these root causes.