Accounting for Time

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Issues of time, temporality and temporal dynamics are central to any form of organizational life. In a public sector environment, they are omnipresent when deciding on policy priorities (e.g., when and in what order to engage in certain actions), during policy development and implementation (e.g., budget cycles, setting up time horizons) as well as turbulent environments due to major economic, health or terror-related events (e.g., response speed, sequence, and length).

This course has three main goals. It aims to

i) deepen students' theoretical and conceptual knowledge of time and temporal dynamics in public sector settings,

ii) develop their understanding of the role of temporal dynamics and environmental turbulence for public management and governance (including 'robust' governance),

iii) strengthen their methodological toolbox to study temporal dynamics at the individual and organizational levels

To achieve these three aims, an important and unique feature of the course lies in its combination of both substantive and methodological modules, which will offer students thorough and comprehensive insights into the issues that arise form - and during - the study of public bureaucracies in a changing environment.
Period15 Jun 202321 Jun 2023
Event typeCourse
LocationBergen, NorwayShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational