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People in Organization

Scholar Year: 2018/2019 - 1S

Code: IMAS1013    Acronym: PO
Section/Department: Department of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


Acronym Nº of students Study Plan Curricular year ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MOBIL 35 Plan of Sudies International Module 5,5

Teaching weeks: 15


Maria Amélia André MarquesHead

Weekly workload

Hours/week T TP P PL L OT S TPL E OT/PL
Type of classes 0 3 0


Type Teacher Classes Hours
Theoretical Totals 1 0,00
António José Almeida   1,00
Maria Marques   1,00
Theoretical-practical Totals 1 3,00
Practices Totals 1 0,00
António José Almeida   2,00
Maria Marques   2,00

Teaching language


Intended learning outcomes (Knowledges, skills and competencies to be developed by the students)

The aim of this subject is to understand people's behaviour in organizations. The specific aims are:
• to understand the mains factors that influence people's behaviour;
• to understand organizations and how different organizational settings influence people's behaviour.


1. Organizational structures and dynamics. In this chapter we aim to understand why and how organizations exist and survive by discussing the different aspects of organizations and their structural characteristics.

2. Motivation at work. In this chapter we discuss what leads people to engage in a specific action. We focus on the different theories of motivation and their implication for research and practice.

3. Leadership. In this chapter we discuss the different theories of leadership. We also discuss leadership as a managerial role and leader effectiveness.

4. Group dynamics. In this chapter we discuss the characteristics and the performance of groups. We also discuss power and politics within and between groups.

5. Organizational Culture. In this chapter we discuss the difference between organizational culture and climate and the way to manage culture. We also focus on the importance of socialization.

Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the UC intended learning outcomes

The course is based on active pedagogical methods.

Teaching methodologies

Avaliação distribuída com exame final

Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's intended learning outcomes

Continuous Assessment consists of:

• Group presentation, using PowerPoint, of a working paper/scientific text regarding one of the themes the syllabus followed by discussion (50%);
• Written essay in which the student reflects upon his or her knowledge, competences and experiences acquired and developed during the course and Erasmus (30%);
• Participation in class (20%).

Final Assessment – consists of written test (100%) about all the subjects in the syllabus.

Main Bibliography

MITCHELL, T & LARSON, J. ;People in Organizations – An Introduction to Organizational Behavior, McGraw-Hill, 1987
BUCHANAN, David & HUCZYNSKI, Andrzej ;Organizational Behavior – An Introductory , Prentice Hall, 1997
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