Curricular Unit:Code:
Human Capital and Competitiveness1142CHCP
2UndergraduatePolitical Science and International Relations6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
The syllabus of this course, as well as the teaching-learning methods, aim to allow students to acquire the following skills:
- Integrate concepts, theories, methods and techniques in the field of human capital management;
- Identify relevant characteristics of individuals and groups and (good) human capital management practices through the administration of questionnaires, interviews and observation;
- Improve oral and written communication skills;
- Develop a critical attitude, as well as adopt ethical and deontological values.
Topic I – Human Capital and Competitiveness: Contextualization
1.1 Human capital: appearance and characterization
Topic II - Human capital management processes
- Attracting
- Downsizing
- Retaining
- Evaluating
- Training and developing
Topic I: The student should be able to characterize the different components of human capital; identify relevant names who were in your emergency; discuss the role of different sources of human capital development throughout the life cycle.
Topic II: identify different human capital management processes in organizations; characterize the different human capital management processes analyzed; discuss the importance of the human capital management processes analyzed for organizational competitiveness.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
Topic I: Characterization of the different components of human capital and the distinction between intellectual capital and human capital; Theodore Schultz, Gary Becker and Jacob Mincer's perspective on human capital; Variables that influence the development of human capital throughout the life cycle.
Topic II: Characterization of different human capital management processes and their impact on organizational dynamics and competitiveness: Description and analysis of functions; Selection of human capital; motivation; performance evaluation; Development of human capital and untying.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Teaching methodology will include theoretical research, reading, discussion of specific bibliography, thematic debates and critical reflections. The evaluation will be continuous, based on a written test of knowledge (60%) and the execution of a theoretical-practical work (40%), presented in the form of a written report and discussed in the classroom.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
Topics I and II - In order to achieve the pedagogical goals, teaching methodology will include research, readings, discussion of specific references, thematic debating and critical reflection. Assessment will be continuous and based on a written test, a practical essay, an oral presentation and work discussion, as well as the execution of theoretical and practical tasks in the classroom. It is intended with this methodology that the student is able to apply the acquired knowledge and comprehension skills, in order to show a professional approach in his future activity, in a work context. Learning methods also seek to equip students with skills that enable them to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to different audiences (specialists and non-specialists). As a major objective, the aim is to strengthen the competences that allow the student to have lifelong learning, with a high degree of autonomy.
[ ] Becker, G. (1994). Human Capital: A theoretical and empirical analysis with special reference to education (3rd Edition): The University of Chicago Press. [Library UFP]
[ ] Brandão, M. F. (2006). Stock de capital humano, fraude académica, e corrupção. Uma análise intra e inter países. Tese de doutoramento apresentada à FEP, Porto. (Cap. 1) [resources UFP-UV]
[ ] Cunha, M. P. et al (2010). Manual de gestão de pessoas e do capital humano. Lisboa: Edições Sílabo. [Library UFP]
[ ] Davenport, T. O. (2001). Capital humano: O que é e por que as pessoas investem nele. São Paulo: Nobel. [Library UFP]
[ ] Luthans, F., Youssef-Morgan, C. M. (2017). Psychological capital: An evidence-based positive approach. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior. Vol. 4: 339-366 [B-On]
[ ] Papakonstantinou, M. A. (2017). Understanding the effects of human capital on economic growth. [Groningen]: University of Groningen, SOM research school. PhD thesis [On-line]