Organisational Culture and Environment within Family Businesses

Master's degree in Family Business Management and Entrepreneurship

ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 15,0 TP


Not applicable.

This unit examines the most representative issues and theoretical approaches of the organisational culture and environment.The students should be aware of the importance of cultural development and organisational environment in the success of a family-owned business.

The individual in the family business: The individual/company interaction, human structure, HR management systems; Organizational culture: Concepts, values, organizational change, transmission of organizational and family culture; Organisational environment:concepts, factors, resonant leadership,resources for a fruitful environment. Charismatic and transformational leadership.

Evaluation Methodology
Class attendance and performance, oral interventions, written essays and attitude (10%).
Written test (60%)
Individual compulsory practical assignments (30%)
OR Final exam on the regular examination dates (100%)
Make-up exam (100%)


Method of interaction
A combination of lecturing and interactive methods supported by traditional methods and audiovisual resources. The students will be encouraged to participate in class including preparing oral presentations.

Software used in class