587 Change Management In Administration

587 Change Management In Administration

  • Study programme and level: Master’s joint study programme Management in Administration 2nd Cycle
  • 2nd year
  • 7 ECTS
  • Course type: proffesional elective
  • Lectures: 21
  • Seminar: 11
  • Other study activities: 118
  • Individual work: 60
  • Language: English, Serbian, Slovene
  • Lecturer: Maja Levi Jakšić, PhD, Vladimir Obradović, PhD

1. Content (Syllabus outline)

  • Introduction. Basic principles of management changes. Components, methods and tools management of technology and innovation.
  • Strategic and operational approaches to management of technology and changes.
  • The influence of technological progress on the economy and society. IR, society and knowledge-based economy, learning organization. Technological progress and unemployment. Model innovation.
  • Measuring innovative performance.
  • Technological Cooperation, networks and strategic alliances.
  • Creative workshops, case studies and interactive discussions, team work and work in groups to apply the acquired theoretical knowledge related to management changes in governance and public sector.

2. Readings

  • Levi Jakšić M., Menadžment tehnologije i razvoja, Čigoja, Beograd, 2010.
  • Levi Jakšić M., Marinković S., Obradović J., Menadžment inovacija i tehnološkog razvoja,  FON, Beograd, 2011.
  • Burnes1. B., Managing Change, Pearson Education, Limited, 2009.
  • Ahmed P. K., Shepherd C.D., Innovation Management – Context, Strategies, Systems and Processes, Prentice Hall, N.J., 2010.
  • Burgelman R. A., Christensen C. M., Wheelwright S.C., Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation, Irwin, 2004.
  • Narayanan V. K., Managing Technology and Innovation for Competitive Advantage, Prentice Hall, N.Ј., 2001.

3. Objectives and competences

The course deals with management aspects of technology and changes in the public sector. Managingresistance to change in public administration is especially considered and this course aims to specificallydeal with key issues of strategy, innovative organization and dynamics of change.
The specific objectives of this course are:

  • Familiarization with the basic conceptual framework of technology and management;
  • Consideration of technological progress and assess its contribution to the growth and development of organizations, business and society;
  • Understanding the importance of research and development (IR) in the implementation of technological advances;
  • Exploring the relationship between FDI and technological advances;
  • In-depth discussion on the key roles of the public sector, particularly the public administration, to support the efficient and effective implementation of the changes, especially in the development of innovative infrastructure and technological development of economy and society;
  • Detailed consideration of strategic and operational aspects of the technology, with an emphasis on models, methods, techniques and tools that support the management of technology and innovation in the public sector;
  • Solving and critical phases of operations related to the effective management of changes in public administration, on the basis of practical illustrations and examples.

4. Intended learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding:
Upon completion of this course, the results are related to the gaining of knowledge and skills of studentsin the basic areas of management of technology and changes in the public sector and public administration.

5. Learning and teaching methods:

Based on a high degree of student participation in classes and their involvement during lectures by individual activities, homework, group activities and teamwork, and through discussion and preparing reports onassigned topics.

6. Assessment

Type (examination, oral, coursework, project):

  • Active participation in lectures 10%
  • Student paper 30%
  • Oral or written exam 60%