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Organizations Theory

Code 14055
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Management
Entry requirements None.
Mode of delivery The lessons of this course are theoretical and practical, and face-to-face.
Learning outcomes • Know the main theoretical contributions to the underlying theories of organizations.
• Develop the main theories and integrates them in the context of organizations and draw attention to its importance in the development of scientific knowledge.
• Develop research capacity
At the end of the course the student should be able to:
• Know the main theoretical contributions to the underlying theories of organizations.
• Understand the major theories of history.
• Understand the main theories and integrate them in the context of organizations and alert to its importance in the development of scientific knowledge.
• Provide a positive contribution when inserted in a process of research in Management
• Having the ability to carry out a review of the literature on a topic of Management
Syllabus Chapter 1. Introduction
1.1. Introduction to the Theory of General Administration
1.2. The Beginnings of Directors

Chapter 2. General Administrative Theories of Thought
2.1. Classical Approach
2.2. Humanistic Approach
2.3. Neoclassical Approach
2.4. Structuralist Approach
2.5. Behavioral Approach
2.6. Systemic approach
2.7. Contingency approach
2.8. Approach to Knowledge

Chapter 3. Specific theories of Sciences business
Main Bibliography o Barney, J. (2002). Gaining and Sustaining Competitive Advantage, International Edition, Second Edition, Prentice Hall.
o Barney, J. B. (1991). Firm resources and sustained competitive advantage. Journal of Management, 17, pp. 99-120.
o Burns, T. e Stalker, G. M. (1961). The Management of Innovation; London: Tavistock.
o Certo, S. (2003). Administração Moderna; Pearson Education, Inc.
o Chiavenato, I. (2013). Teoria Geral da Administração Abordagens prescritivas e normativas - 7ª edição; Vol. I e II, Editora MANOLE.
o Donaldson, T. & Preston, L. (1995). The stakeholder theory of the modern corporation: Concepts, evidence and implications, Academy of Management Review, 20, 65-91.
o Drucker, P. (1954); “The practice of Management”, Mercury Books, London
o Drucker, P. (1993); “Post-capitalist Society”, Harper Business, New York
o Eisenhardt, K. M. (1985). Agency Theory: An Assessment and review; Academy of Man
Many other texts, books and articles that there is no space here to be placed.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria As this is a theoretical-practical course, particular emphasis is placed on the research, organization and study activities carried out by the student, and on carrying out a theoretical-practical research project that leads the student to deepen their knowledge of Organizational Theory. Classes are organized into lectures and discussions (supported by slides, articles and/or book chapters) and practical and guided classes. In the last class, the work will be presented and discussed.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2024-01-18

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