Subject: Business and Organizational Sociology

Scientific Area:



64 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - To stimulate the sociological skills of students (about complex social phenomena such as companies and organizations), with the goal of raising the level of understanding and adjusting personal positioning, being aware of the demands of business and organizational life.
2 - To develop the abilities of analysis, interpretation, synthesis, critical reasoning, problem solving and decision making in an organizational context, with reference to the theoretical framework and instruments of sociology intervention.


1 - Fundamental methodological issues
2 - Enterprises, organizations and social reproduction
3 - Territories and frontiers of Sociology of Enterprise and Organizations
4 - Stages and paradigms of organizational and enterprise thinking
5 - Socioeconomic, organizational and business dynamics and models


BERNOUX, P. , 1999 , La Sociologie des Entreprises , Éditions du Seuil.
GODWYN, M. & GITTELL , 2012 , Sociology of Organizations , Thousans Oaks
HANDEL, M. J. , 2003 , The Sociology of Organizations , Thousans Oaks
KOVACS, I. , 2014 , Temas atuais da Sociologia do Trabalho e da Empresa, , Almedina

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
The curricular unit teaching methodology is expositive. The assessment of the students' learning in UC Sociology of Companies and Organizations in normal times is made in a system of periodic evaluation, with the realization of individual frequencies and group work. The group work must be original and subjected to UMa's plagiarism control. In the supplementary season it is possible to recover only the note of an individual frequency of the regular season. The group work component can not be recovered in the complementary season. The moments of evaluation of the normal and complementary season are subjected to the criterion of minimum grade (8 values). In the special season the result of the evaluation is equal to the result of the examination of the special season. Students' presence in class is mandatory.