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KAFP 3500 - Strategic Business Management and Public Adaptation

Type d'enseignement : Lecture alone

Semester : Spring 2019-2020

Number of hours : 70

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

The objective of this course is to see how practices coming from the private sector (management, strategy, marketing, finance, HR Organisation,) are being translated and adopted by the public sector. And how the public sector influences the private one to trigger its contribution to the common good. Why this angle? 1 The recent Law PACTE in France, and its equivalent in other countries, shows that the porosity between private and public sectors is increasing 2 To be able to influence the private sectors in terms of contribution to the common good, it is important to have an understanding of how it works and understand its basics 3 Many Leaders of the Public sphere have experienced the private sector and are implementing some of its practices. The VUCA world means adaptation and agility, and it can be useful to envisage the best of two worlds. 4 The quest for Purpose (Purposeful companies) is changing the way private and public sector cooperate 5 Last but not least, many students, after sciences po, will join the private sector. Understanding the basics of how a private company works can be an added value


  • CORMAN, Fanny (Senior Project Manager, Ytae)
  • LAVIT D'HAUTEFORT, Arnaud ( Partner, Ytae)
  • SOKOURENKO, Kristina (Etudiante en Master 2)

Pedagogical format

For each session, - Around half of the session will provide inputs on concepts and theory (refer to the Reading Pack), …and it will be used to boost participation and interaction during the lecture. - We will have several Guests who will bring their testimonies - We will ask students to work on Case Studies, by team, in order to practice and be hands-on. - We will use interactive pedagogy with students via live surveys, groups exercises, case studies, …

Course validation

40% Team Work (collective works to be presenting during the class) 60% Individual work (final paper or case study)


- For each session some readings will be suggested to students (Reading Packs). We do recommend to read them. - For each session the reading pack is divided in two : “Must” Readings and “Optional” Readings - For some sessions, a case study will have to be prepared in advance by students. It might be a HBR case study for example - When Guests will be invited, prepare questions…

Required reading

  • Henry Mintzberg, Joseph Lampel, Bruce Ahlstrand (Author) Strategy Safari: A Guided Tour Through The Wilds of Strategic Management, Paperback – June 6, 2005
  • Frédéric Laloux, Reinventing organizations, Diateino Eds, 2015
  • Business ethics: Managing corporate citizenship and sustainability in the age of globalization, A Crane, D Matten, S Glozer, L Spence - 2019
  • Moore, M. (1995) Creating Public Value: Strategic Management in Government (Harvard: Harvard University Press),

Additional required reading

Selected articles from the Harvard Business Review on Corporate Social Responsibility, Purpose, Engagement, Strategy…