FH-Prof. Mag. Günter Horniak

Head of Bachelor's degree Program Public Management

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Lectures 2021/22

Administration, Economics, Security, Politics

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Theories and concepts of public value UE

Lector: Mag.a Julia Dahlvik, MA, Mag.a Natalia Hartmann, FH-Prof. Mag. Günter Horniak, DI Michal Sedlacko, PhD MSc


Lecture contents

- Thematic introduction, origin of public value in management science, development of management paradigms (traditional administration/NPM/Public Value)
- Theoretical approaches and current scientific debates on public value
- Group work on management paradigms, different approaches and models
- Concepts of public value: societal level (social justice and ecological sustainability) as well as organisational level (NPOs and civil society organisations; link to existing management concepts)
- Structuring and measurement of public value effects
- Political dimension of public value measurement, question of trade-offs
- Social inclusion, gender, diversity
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
The acquisition of the above-mentioned competences is checked within the framework of the immanent performance assessment on the basis of the following partial performances:
-research of examples of public welfare-oriented action
-editing, presentation and discussion of reading
-written reflection
-seminar paper

Teaching methods

The combination of different teaching methods - lecture and distance learning, self-study, practical exercises based on individual and group work, discussion, written reflection as well as feedback from peers and teachers - allows for a diverse transfer of knowledge and skills on the one hand and takes into account different learning types among students on the other. By means of practical applications, students are challenged in this exercise to acquire new competences and to reflect on them in connection with the contents of other courses. The selected working materials and research examples provide a reference to the central topics of the course as well as current focal points such as SDGs and digitization.




The publications of Günter Horniak written at FH Campus Wien can be found in our publication database, others in the personal web space.