HRM History and Theories

Human Resources Management and Organisational Behaviour, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 1887/2016 - 05/02/2016

5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 60,0 TP + 15,0 OT

Lecturer
- Maria Alexandra Falcão Bento Baptista Vilhena de Carvalho

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
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.

Program
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.

Evaluation Methodology
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

Bibliography
- 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
Not applicable.