HRM History and Theories

Human Resources Management and Organisational Behaviour
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
Final written test and practical assignments carried out in class.

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.