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Managing People at Work

Scholar Year: 2018/2019 - 2S

Code: IMSS2012    Acronym: MPW
Section/Department: Department of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


Acronym Nº of students Study Plan Curricular year ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MOBIL 19 Plan of Sudies International Module 5,5

Teaching weeks: 15


António José de Sousa AlmeidaHead
António José de Sousa AlmeidaHead

Weekly workload

Hours/week T TP P PL L OT S TPL E OT/PL
Type of classes 1 2


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

Teaching language


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

The main aims of the course are to develop students’ capacity to reflect about the role of human resource function and the cycle of human resource management.


1. Human Resource Management in Context. In this chapter we aim to discuss the different perspectives and theories of HRM, focusing particularly on the contextualistic perspectives and on international human resource management.

2. HRM practices. In this chapter we discuss the different HRM practices, such as recruitment and selection, reception and integration, assessment and rewards, training and development. We focus on the different methods and techniques.

3. Social responsibility, ethics and labour relations. In this chapter we focus on the most recent trends in collective participation, and the challenge they present to HRM.

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

Assessment methodologies and evidences

•Continuous Assessment –students are required to do an essay on one of the subjects and an oral presentation.
•Final submission of the essay is permitted up to the end of the Examination period.

Main Bibliography

Towers, Brian (ed) ;The Handbook of Human Resource Management, Blackwell, 1992
Brewster, Chris; Mayrhofer, Wolfgang and Morley, Michael (ed) ;Human Resource Management in Europe: evidence of convergence?, Elsevier, 2004
Lundy, Olive and Cowling, Alan ;Strategic Human Resource Management, Thomson Business Press, 1996
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