• Allan Claudius Queiroz Barbosa
  • Antônio Del Maestro Filho
  • Deise Luiza da Silva Ferraz
  • Kely César Martins de Paiva
  • Victor Natanael Schwetter Silveira

Thematic Fields

Organizational Behavior

In this thematic field, faculty members undertake research into “classical” topics such as motivation, decision-making processes, leadership, communication, conflict, change, and culture. "Traditional" topics such as quality of life, occupational stress, organizational commitment are also investigated, as are "emerging" topics such as burnout; organizational ties; retrenchment and consent; retaliatory attitudes; organizational justice; personal, professional, and organizational values; and pleasure and suffering at work, among others. Moreover, issues that relate these topics to diversity have also been the target of interest in this field.

Human Resource Management

This is the thematic field for discussing traditional and contemporary elements connected with human resource management, both in its instrumental (classical human resource sub-systems) and strategic and social (contemporary perspective) dimensions, noting the continuous and necessary integration with other knowledge areas and questioning them as ideological knowledge. The discussion centers on change, its organic and instrumental impacts on the productive system and consequent transformations in the organizational sphere at individual, group, and organizational levels.

Labor and Labor Relations Research

This thematic field conducts interdisciplinary studies that center on relationships that are established as a result of work, regardless of the type of organization or level of formality in which they exist. Studies consider individual, group, and collective examples in a process of dialectic reciprocity in the context of the social metabolism of capital. With this in mind, we consider worker relations and changes in society economic, political, social, cultural, and ideological spheres. This leads to research that focuses on class subjectivity and consciousness, worker physical and mental illness, resistance, defense and coping mechanisms, and autonomy and participation in the work process. Research also investigates social struggles, the organizational arrangement of workers to meet the demands of the professional and working classes, procedures and instruments for conflict mediation and collective action (employers, trade unions, associations, etc.), macro-social public policies, labor law, labor markets, power relations, and class conflicts. Moreover, it is worth stressing that the various areas of oppression, such as gender, race, and homosexuality, among others, have been the focus of interest in this field.

Health and Human Resources

This thematic field addresses issues related to Human Resource Management in the public and private healthcare sectors, whether in a strict sense or through systemic dimensions that interface with this topic, such as collective health, epidemiological studies about the economics of healthcare and its variants, and labor and education in health. Studies, completed and underway, constitute a source of evidence for the formulation and use of methodologies for analysis of the implementation of healthcare policies in relation to human resources. This analysis covers management, training and regulation of healthcare professions and occupations; development of strategies and methodologies for training and certifying healthcare human resources; development of workforce management mechanisms, especially as they relate to hiring, performance, results, compensation, and incentives; and activities in government and governmental entities for developing management and regulation policies for healthcare labor and education.

The Units for Research connected to these thematic fields are:

  • Unit for Research into Behavior, People, and Organizations (Núcleo de Estudos sobre Comportamento, Pessoas, e Organizações (NECOP))
  • Interdisciplinary Unit for Management in (non) Business Organizations (Núcleo Interdisciplinar sobre a Gestão em Organizações (não) Empresariais (NIG-ONE))
  • Unit for Critical Studies of People Management and Labor Relations (Núcleo de Estudos Críticos sobre Gestão Pessoas e Relações Trabalho (NEC-GRPT))
  • Observatory for Human Resources in Healthcare (OBSERVATORY)