Economics and business analysis2018

2013 Economics and business analysis

  • Study programme and level: Master’s Degree Programme Administration- Public sector governance 2nd Cycle
  • 2nd year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Core
  • Lectures: 21
  • Seminar: 11
  • Other forms of study: 88
  • Individual work: 60
  • Lecturer: Stanka Setnikar Cankar, PhD

1. Prerequisits

No prerequisits.

2. Content (Syllabus outline) 

  • Economic problems in society
  • Regulation of public sector
  • Characteristics of public sector services
  • Changes in the performance of public sector
  • Budgetary financing sources
  • Non-budgetary financing sources
  • New business ideas
  • An entrepreneurial approach to fundraising
  • Analysis of the performance of public sector organizations
  • Decisions on investments in public institution
  • Public procurement
  • Case studies

3. Readings

  • SETNIKAR-CANKAR, Stanka, PETKOVŠEK, Veronika. Sistem zdravstvenega varstva v Sloveniji in izbranih članicah EU ter javno-zasebno partnerstvo v zdravstvu. V: VINTAR, Mirko (ur.), KLUN, Maja (ur.), KUHELJ, Alenka (ur.). Primerjalni pogled na delovanje izbranih področij javnega sektorja v Sloveniji, (Upravna misel). 1. natis. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za upravo, 2012, str. 55-84, ilustr.
  • PETKOVŠEK, Veronika, SETNIKAR-CANKAR, Stanka. Ekonomika zdravstva: orodje za merjenje učinkovitosti na področju zdravstva v Sloveniji = Health care economics : impact assessment toolkit for measuring the health care efficiency in Slovenia. V: SETNIKAR-CANKAR, Stanka (ur.), STARE, Janez (ur.), PEVCIN, Primož (ur.). Ekonomika in menedžment v javnem sektorju v razmerah gospodarske krize, (Upravna misel). 1. natis. Ljubljana: Univerza v Ljubljani, Fakulteta za upravo, 2014, str. 75-93, ilustr.
  • VITEZIĆ, Neda, ŠEGOTA, Alemka, SETNIKAR-CANKAR, Stanka. Measuring the efficiency of public health services by DEA. Mednarodna revija za javno upravo, ISSN 2335-3414. [Tiskana izd.], dec. 2016, letn. 14, št. 4, str. 27-48, tabele, doi: 10.17573/ipar.2016.4.02.
  • PETKOVŠEK, Veronika, PEVCIN, Primož. Institutional effects of public-private partnership act on the status of municipal public enterprises in Slovenia. V: ARSENIJEVIĆ, Olja (ur.), et al. Odgovorna organizacija : (konferenčni zbornik), 36th International conference on organizational science development: Responsible organization, Portorož, March 22nd - 24th, 2017. Maribor: Univerzitetna založba Univerze, 2017, str. 719-727.
  • SETNIKAR-CANKAR, Stanka, PETKOVŠEK, Veronika. Introducing changes and measuring employee satisfaction. V: NEMEC, Juraj (ur.), VRIES, Michiel S. de (ur.). Implementation of new public management tools : experiences from transition and emerging countries, (Public administration today, ISSN 2294-5970). Bruxelles: Bruylant, 2015, str. 179-192, ilustr.
  • SETNIKAR-CANKAR, Stanka, CANKAR, Franc, DEUTSCH, Tomi, PETKOVŠEK, Veronika. The impact of social and economic factors on the academic performance of youth in Slovenia. V: Lex localis - Journal of Local Self Government Annual Conference 2015 - Bled/Slovenia (June 11 - June 12, 2015) : special issue, (Lex localis, ISSN 1581-5374, Vol. 13, no. 3, July 2015). Maribor: Institute for Local Self-Government and Public Procurement, 2015, vol. 13, no. 3, str. 661-679, doi: 10.4335/13.2.661-679(2015).
  • Knight, L., Harland, C., Telgen, J., Thai, V., K., Callender, G., McKen, K., (2012). Public Procurement: International Cases and Commentary. Oxon. (izbrana poglavja).
  • Torugsa, N.A. & Arundel, A. (2016). Complexity of Innovation in the public sector: A workgroup-level analysis of related factors and outcomes, Public Management Review, 18(3), 392-416, DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2014.984626.
  • Brezovnik, B., Oplotnik, Ž.J. & Vojinović, B. (2015). (De)Centralization of Public Procurement at the Local Level in the EU. Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences, No. 46 E/2015, pp. 37-52
  • Aktualni domači in tuji članki (Revija Uprava, Economic and Business Review, The Economist in ostalo, dostopni na e-indeksu).

4. Objectives and competences

OBJECTIVES
Student:

  • discovers and links the theoretical basics of economics and public sector financing in the conditions of market economy,
  • analyzes the possibilities of providing public goods and alternatives for their funding,
  • analyzes the issues of the budgetary funding and forms of privatization of public sector and compares them with various solutions of providing and financing in other market economies,
  • justifies options of providing additional resources to finance performance and entrepreneurial activities of public sector organizations through case studies.
  • acquaints himself with good practices of economics and business analysis in public sector at home and abroad.

Competences
Student:

  • is able to independently apply the acquired knowledge for solving practical issues or problems,
  • is able to critically assess and evaluate the decisions and actions in the field of financing in the conditions of market economy,
  • is able to independently analyze the issues of organization’s business in public sector,
  • is able to link and compare different solutions of business in public sector at home and in other market economies.

5. Intended learning outcomes

Student:

  • independently applies the acquired knowledge and understanding of the theory in practice in the field of organization’s business in public sector,
  • solves problems in new situations and look for original solutions for providing additional resources to finance performance and entrepreneurial activities of public sector organizations,
  • assesses the foreseeable consequences of certain actions in the field of financing in the conditions of market economy at considering different criteria,
  • develops communication and reporting of certain facts and justifies decisions,
  • links and compares different solutions of business in public sector at home and in other market economies.

6. Learning and teaching methods

  • Student preparations for lectures
  • Lecture
  • Student preparations for seminar
  • Seminars
  • Case study
  • Seminar paper

7. Assessment

Način (pisni izpit, ustno izpraševanje, naloge, projekt):

  • Seminarska nalogav 20 %
  • Pisni izpit 80 %

8. Lecturer's references

  • SETNIKAR-CANKAR, Stanka, PETKOVŠEK, Veronika. Sistem zdravstvenega varstva v Sloveniji in izbranih članicah EU ter javno-zasebno partnerstvo v zdravstvu. V: VINTAR, Mirko (ur.), KLUN, Maja (ur.), KUHELJ, Alenka (ur.). Primerjalni pogled na delovanje izbranih področij javnega sektorja v Sloveniji, (Upravna misel). 1. natis. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za upravo, 2012, str. 55-84, ilustr.
  • SETNIKAR-CANKAR, Stanka (2008). The Slovenian approach to regionalisation and decentralisation: some open questions. V: SETNIKAR-CANKAR, Stanka (ur.), ŠEVIĆ, Željko (ur.). Decentralisation and regionalisation : the Slovenian experience in an international perspective. Greenwich University Press, London; Fakulteta za upravo, Ljubljana, str. 319-335.
  • SETNIKAR-CANKAR, Stanka, BRAČEK, Alenka (2009). Privatization and accreditation of higher education - the case of Slovenia. V: VINTAR, Mirko (ur.), PEVCIN, Primož (ur.). Contemporary issues in public policy and administrative organisation in South East Europe, (Administrative thought). Fakulteta za upravo, Ljubljana, str. 50-70.
  • SETNIKAR-CANKAR, Stanka, CANKAR, Franc, DEUTSCH, Tomi, PETKOVŠEK, Veronika. The impact of social and economic factors on the academic performance of youth in Slovenia. V: Lex localis - Journal of Local Self Government Annual Conference 2015 - Bled/Slovenia (June 11 - June 12, 2015) : special issue, (Lex localis, ISSN 1581-5374, Vol. 13, no. 3, July 2015). Maribor: Institute for Local Self-Government and Public Procurement, 2015, vol. 13, no. 3, str. 661-679.
  • SETNIKAR-CANKAR, Stanka, SELJAK, Janko, PETKOVŠEK, Veronika (2010). Awarding work to external contractors in Slovenian municipalities. V: SETNIKAR-CANKAR, Stanka (ur.), PEVCIN, Primož (ur.). Public administration role in social and economic transformation in south-east Europe, (Upravna misel). Fakulteta za upravo, Ljubljana, str. 23-39.
  • SETNIKAR-CANKAR, Stanka (2011). Slovenia in transition : decentralization as a goal. V: LOUGHLIN, John (ur.), HENDRIKS, Frank (ur.), LINDSTRÖM, Anders (ur.). The Oxford handbook of local and regional democracy in Europe. Oxford; Oxford University Press, New York, str. 642-663.