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Organisational Behaviour


This curricular unit intends that students acquire knowledge about organizational behavior as a fundamental field of study in the strategy of any organization. Students will be able to understand all organizational processes, in terms of leadership, culture and communication, as well as individual and team dynamics within the organization.


Human Resources Management and Development

Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS

| Semestral | 5

Year | Type of course unit | Language

1 |Mandatory |Português



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1. Introduction to the study of organizational behavior: A Historical Approach

2. Individual analysis (with organizational implications): Perception and individual decision making; Job satisfaction; Organizational commitment; Motivation

3. Group-level analysis

1. Leadership

2. Communication

3. Political power and behavior

4. Conflict

5. Trading

4. Organizational-level analysis

1. Organizational structure

2. Organizational Culture and Climate


Understand the importance of individuals and groups in social and organizational dynamics and vice versa.

Apply concepts for the analysis of organizational behavior.

Realize the importance of internal actors and social agents for organizational strategies.

Understanding and reflection on ethical concepts that affect an organization, organizational processes, micro and macro organizational behavior.

Apply theoretical and practical organizational concepts and models.

Realize the importance of organizations for society.

Teaching methodologies and assessment

Theoretical-practical classes are based on the exposition of the contents of the program. Theoretical expositions will be emphasized, with the use of examples, aiming to stimulate the students' interest and research. Final frequency (60%) Individual Research and Discussion Work (40%)


  • Cunha, M. P. et all (2007), Manual de Comportamento Organizacional e Gestão (6ª ed.), Lisboa: RH Editora.
  • Rego, A. (2002), Comportamentos de Cidadania nas Organizações , Lisboa: McGraw-Hill. C
  • arvalho, J. C. (2008), Negociação (3ª ed.), Lisboa: Sílabo.
  • Teixeira, S. (2010), Gestão das Organizações (2ª ed.), Lisboa: Verlag Dashofer Portugal.


Office Hours

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Horário de atendimento


Joana Carmo Dias

Terças das 15h às 16h