Teachings

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Ist CYCLE – JANUARY/APRIL
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STRATEGIC PLANNING IN THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONS

Professor

Prof. Luca Mazzara, University of Bologna, Forlì Campus

Subject Aim

The system of local autonomies is in dynamic law evolution aimed to introduce, diffuse and develop the organinational and management Innovation. The course is focused on the basic knowlegede about processes and tools of strategic planning, economical and financial programming, financial management and management reporting. This knowledge is fundamental  for students to partecipate during the team working days in the subsequent interactive “Strategic Lab” module.

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PROJECT FINANCING AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT

Professors

Prof. Michelangelo Nigro, University of Castellanza and University of Foggia

Prof.ssa Simona Zambelli, University of Bologna, Forlì Campus

Subject Aim

There are some gaps in Public Administrations about the pursuing of suitable financial solutions to support and develop investments and public works. the course aims to fill these gaps by displaying the potential channels of financianl supply for Public Administrations focusing on the financial tools by which obtaing the resources for investments. A particular in depth-analysis will regard the derivative financial tools, bond issues and the dynamics of project financing and securatization.

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ORGANIZATION IN THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONS

Professor

Prof. Massimo Bianchi, University of Bologna, Forlì Campus

Subject Aim

The Public Administration changes and adapts its organizational context, following the characterized environmental and territorial changes in order to play the role of the control room against the territory and the local stakeholders. The students throughtout the course can acquire the basic knowledge about the dynamic of organizational processes and the different conigurations adopted by each Local to face these changes. There will be a particular in-depth analysis about the role of the General Director/City Manger and the requirements for this professional.

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MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING OF PUBLIC SERVICES

Professor

Prof. Fabio Ancarani, University of Bologna, Forlì Campus

Subject aim

Over the last few years, an increasing number of public administrations must replace their organizational center because of the economic cyclical and the cuts to local resources. Due to this, the Public Administrations must revise their mission, building a winning vision and  change their way to present themselves to the nearby territories. in the strategic planning , the territorial marketing is assuming a central relevance to economic, social, business, touristic and commercial recovery in the local tissue. At the same time it is urgent the start of internal processes reorganization aimed to acquire better qualitative standards for a modern administration.

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ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Professor

Prof. Renato Ruffini, University of Castellanza

Subject aim

In the last years, the strategic management of Human Resources has been a precise legislative and operative aim. After the important news of “Brunetta Law”, all the fundamental steps of Human Resources Management, such as selection, training, assessment and incentive, have been faced and discussed adopting the Italian best practices. There is a particular focus on the performance assessment and the functions of new assessment body expected after the reform of Brunetta.

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ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Professor

Prof.ssa Sofia Bandini, University of Bologna, Forlì Campus

Subject aim

State and Regions have attributed more functions to local governements increasing the number and the typologies of contractural relantionships between the public administration and the different market sectors. The course will deepen the arguments of public contracts influenced by the European Directives in the subject of public procurement and the new unified directive 2004/18/CE. On the base of this directive, the legislator issued the New Unique Code of Public Procurement. The City Manager must have the distinctive knowledge about the public procurement of works, supplies and services.

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IInd CYCLE – MAY/SEPTEMBER
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QUANTITATIVE TOOLS FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICES’ QUALITY

Professor

Prof.ssa Maria Ferrante, University of Bologna, Forlì Campus

Subject aim

To create new public administration’s managers the evolution of qualitative and outcome based information remarks the importance of acquiring basic knowledge of processes, tools of survey and statistic elaboration for the improving the knowledge and assessment of surrounding scenarios of decision making. In the course there are specific moments of analysis and assessment about statistic elaboration of increasing interest phenomenon, in particular for those who must elaborate specific strategies and carry out the consequent decisions with ad evident organizational impact on the administrated territories.

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PROGRAMMING AND CONTROL IN THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONS

Professor

Prof. Leonardo Falduto, University of Piemonte Orientale, site of Alessandria

Subject aim

The programming and control is  not a news in Italian financial and accounting regulation. The real news is the way to operationalize the experimental system designed and development in some public administrations in these years. The improvement of programming tools (aims plan, management executive plan and budget) and the introduction of specific methodologies of management control and reporting of results to support the local government direction will be analyzed and discussed during the lectures also thanks to some case studies about the real best practices.

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ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Professors

Prof. Matteo Lippi Bruni, University of Bologna, Forlì Campus

Prof. Claudio Zoli, University of Verona

Subject aim

The course initially focus on the aims of economic assessment in the public sector. Then the in-depth analysis will be on the principal methodologies of Costs and Benefits, highlighting the European Community approach. Particular attention will be  on the topic of economic analysis of strategic interaction problems of the auction mechanisms and procurements by the illustration of case studies. These will be analyzed also by the pondering of quality elements and prices following the European Community approach of most economically advantageous tender. Finally  the course will cover the topics of “abnormally low tenders” and  the connected mechanisms to delete them.

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ECONOMICAL AND FINANCIAL ANALYSIS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Professors

Prof. Emanuele Padovani, University of Bologna, Forlì Campus

Prof. Giuseppe Farneti, University of Bologna, Forlì Campus

Subject aim

During the last decade, also thanks to the strong European pressing aimed to increase the liberalization processes of the much of public services, the public administrations’ role was drastically changed by the manager to a real controller of relationship with the subsidiaries, the operational tools initially thought to better govern the territory guarantying  better quality standard. After the study of recently practice, the course will provide the key-interpretations of provincial and muncipal policies to govern subsidiaries, previously designing the strategic priorities system and measuring the contextual and final respective knowledge to obtain the original aims, from the design of control system of subisidiaries governance to the logic to preparation the consolidated financial statement of the municipality groups. A particular focus will be on the outsurcing.

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LOCAL FINANCING

Professor

Prof. Carlo Mazzaferro, University of Bologna

Subject aim

In the context of future radical changes of Fiscal Federalism for the next years in the local autonomies system, the course will present the different fiscal decentralization theories, the optimal supply and the public-private mix of public goods and services, focusing the attention on topic of funding arrangement of local governments and health services in Italy and the connected equalization mechanisms.

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SOCIAL POLICIES REGULATION

Professors

Prof. ssa Cristina Ugolini, University of Bologna, Forlì Campus

Prof. Giulio Ecchia, University of Bolgona, Forlì Campus

Subject aim

The course illustrates the principal economic implications of health, social-health and social policies, strating the personal services. In particular the topics that will be touched are the development of Zone Plan, starting the experiences of Lombardia and Emilia-Romagna. In addition, the course focuses on the evolutionary dynamic of social policies since Unity of Italy to the current regulatory framework characterized by an European social integration process.

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PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Professors

Prof. James Guthrie, University of Sydney and University of Bologna, Forlì Campus

Prof.ssa Federica Farneti, University of Bologna, Forlì Campus

Subject aim

The subject’s aim is to start a comparative process between in the Italian context and some best practices such ad Australian and New Zealander, through a series of monothematic seminars and the study of cases in which students  will be stimulated to critical analysis to increase the proactive skill of individual and team problem solving.

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