Management of Organizations


Course Contents

The concept of organizations and businesses. The services provided. Differences between private and public organizations. The application of programming in public organizations. The organizational function. The process and stages for making the appropriate decisions. The decision-making bodies. The concept and the process of applying control. The applied audit techniques and the effectiveness of audit in public organizations. The managerial function in the public sector. The importance of leadership in Public Organizations in the functions of Administration. Planning, Responsibilities and obligations, selection and staffing, training, evaluation, rules and relevant legislation. Presentation of the structure, organization and operation of the Organizations operating in Greece. Functioning of Local Self-Government Organizations of Grade A and B.

Educational Goals

The objectives of this lesson are:

  • present the basic principles related to the administration of public organizations and their functions, as well as the main characteristics that differentiate the public sector from the private sector.
  • distinguish the basic elements of public organizations, their forms and to be able to distinguish the advantages and disadvantages that they have during their operation in relation to private enterprises.
  • evaluate and conclude which are the practices that promote the efficiency of the public sector.
  • propose new tactics of development and control for the correct management of the public sector.
  • recognize the structure, selection, appointment and evaluation procedures of the staff of public organizations.
  • make students aware of the obligations, limitations, rights, service changes and disciplinary offenses referred to civil servants.
  • distinguish the administration of the Local Self-Governing Organizations of Grade A and Grade B.
  • know the way of electing the elected bodies, the responsibilities and obligations of the elected bodies, as well as the members of their Councils.
  • make students aware of the composition and responsibilities of the main Committees operating in Grade A and Grade B Local Government Areas.

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • To recognize the differences that exist between public administration and public organizations, public and private enterprises, as well as public and private administration.
  • Determine the way of planning by defining the objectives and the policies pursued.
  • Describe the organization of public organizations and the peculiarities they present.
  • Know the importance and the procedure, regarding the decision-making in the public sector, to deal with the current problems.
  • Recognize the characteristics and effectiveness of the correct and rational direction exercised, within the framework of the development policy of the organizations. The importance and development of leadership in managing the right decisions.
  • Determine the importance of evaluating the work of public servants.
  • Describe the constitution and responsibilities of the Local Self-Governing Organizations of Grade A and B.

General Skills

to be filled

Teaching Methods

  • Face to face.

Use of ICT means

  • Online guidance.
  • Slides Projection in the classroom.
  • Use of E-mail and onlne communication systems.
  • Use of e-learning system (moodle).

Teaching Organization

ActivitySemester workload
Team Project25
Personal Study41

Students Evaluation

to be filled

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Related Research Journals

  1. Public Administration.
  2. International Journal of Public Administration.
  3. Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research.