HRM History and Theories
Human Resources Management and Organisational Behaviour
5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 60,0 TP + 15,0 OT
Students should be able to understand the history and evolution of the theories of Human Resource Management, in order to be provided with a solid knowledge base on the issue of organizations, their definition and organizational objectives.
I - Introduction. 1.1 The Organization and its different levels. II - Different Approach to Organizational Theories. III - Analytical Structures: Organizational Metaphors. IV - Organizational Structures. V - Organizational Design. VI - Challenge of contemporary organizations. VII - Presentation "Case Studies," in accordance with the taught theory.
Continuous assessment: end-of-module test (60%) and assignment presentation (48%). Requirement: minimum of 50% of overall mark in each component.
Examination: final written assessment
- Ferreira, J. (2001). Manual de Psicossociologia das Organizações. Lisboa: McGraw-Hill
- Bilhim, J. (2005). Teoria Organizacional. Estruturas e Pessoas. Lisboa: Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas
- Meirinhos, V. e Vaz, E. (2010). Recursos Humanos - Das Teorias às Boas Práticas. Santo Tirso: Editorial Novembro
Method of interaction
Lectures and practical sessions.
Software used in class