Management and Organizational Behavior


The curricular unit has the general objective of introducing students to the problems of organizational management and the analysis of organizational behavior.
The student should be able to:

  1. Identify the concepts, criteria, key dimensions and management techniques and organizational behaviour;
  2. Understand the main roles these days of management information systems in an organization;
  3. Understand the basic principles of business architecture from the main architectural points of view: organizational structure;
  4. technology, services and applications, processes and information;
  5. Understand and be able to apply the fundamental techniques for carrying out an organizational analysis.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Paula Alexandra Ochôa de Carvalho Telo


Weekly - 3

Total - 280

Teaching language



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ADKINS, L.; LURY, C. (2012). Measure and value. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell.
BELTRAMELLO, A.; HAIE-FAYLE, L. & PILAT, D. (2013). Why New Business Models Matter for Green Growth. Paris: OECD Publishing.
Cunha, M. P. et al. (2006). Manual de Comportamento Organizacional e Gestão. 6ª Edição Revista e Aumentada. Lisboa: RH editora.
Davis, C.H. & Shaw, D. (2011). Introduction to information science and technology. Medford: Information Today.
Laudon, K. & Laudon, J. (2013). Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm. 13th ed. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. ISBN: 9780273789970.

Teaching method

The seminar will be developed through presential classes, tutorials and autonomous work by students. The face-to-face classes will have a theoretical-practical character, consisting of moments of theoretical exposition of the themes, concepts, practical exercises, oral presentations and debates attended by the students. The autonomous work of the students should complement and deepen the knowledge transmitted in the classroom, promoting their autonomous learning.

Evaluation method

Evaluation Method - Attendance and Participation(20%), Individual and/or Group Work(30%), Presentation and discussion of five texts(50%)

Subject matter

1. Systems theory and holistic thinking; organizational theories:
1.1 Surroundings. Organizations as open systems;
1.2 Motivation. Leadership. Vision, mission and values;
1.3 Planning. PDCA cycle;
1.4 Efficiency and effectiveness. Quality;
2. Critical success factors:
2.1 Alignment and compliance in an organization; the General Regulation of Protection of Personal Data;
2.2 Organizational culture;
2.3 Change management;
2.4 Performance evaluation culture;
2.5 Intellectual capital. Innovation;
2.6 Gender Equality. Reconciliation between professional, family and personal life.
3. Emerging trends:
3.1. Globalization: opportunities and threats;
3.2 European culture and strategy;
3.3 Business models and service science;
3.4 Transition to sustainability.


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