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Research Group: Organizational Behavior & Human Resources


Group Coordinator: Sílvia Silva








Associate Professor at the Department of Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour of ISCTE- Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

           Office: D427
           Telephone: 217 650 472



Organizational Behavior & Human Resources main areas of research: 

  • Organizational Behavior 
  • Human Resources 
  • Well-being 
  • Innovation 


The Organizational Behavior and Human Resources (OBHR) research group develops scientific knowledge to address social problems related to well-being and quality of working life, innovation and performance at work, while identifying potential intervention strategies for policy makers and organizational agents. It focuses on different levels of analysis: individual, team and organizational. 


i) Well-being, ageing and performance: studies person-organization fit and well-being, focusing on how organizations can be more productive and innovative while promoting employee well-being through different life stages. Attention is being given to organizational identification, support, wellbeing, job satisfaction, work-non work interface, presentism, creativity and performance. 


ii) Leadership, teamwork and networks: studies group processes and teams over time and contexts, analysing which team compositions variables and processes become critical to team ongoing performance and when. Team work performance, leadership, diversity, cognitions, affective-motivational processes, conflicts, negotiation and decision-making are relevant research topics. The dynamics of processes and states to explain team adaptation and performance trajectories are also studied. 


iii) HR Management and Organizational dynamics: studies how employees and human resource practices promote sustainable organizatio

leadership, health and safety, social responsibility, training, and entrepreneurship are among the main research topics. 


Main achievements 2013-2017: 

i) Research leading to the improvement of the quality of care and patient safety in European hospitals, to the prevention of psychosocial risks and to helping enterprises learn from accidents. This was the result of 3 European projects (ORCAB; QUASER; and RISKSINSMES), involving 10 universities and hospitals from 9 European countries; partners from 5 countries; and stakeholders from several organisations in 4 European Countries. 


ii) Computerised batteries and selection instruments with important implications in different fields of intervention were developed, namely the Computerised Multifactorial Memory Battery, and the Neuropsychological Battery for Multiple Sclerosis Assessment was adapted for the Portuguese population.


iii) Identification of practices that promote sustainable organizational development and performance, providing recommendations for job design and HRM practices that take into account age-related differences at work and help reduce presentism.



  • Integrated Member
  • Ana Margarida Soares Lopes Passos
    Ana Margarida Soares Lopes Passos

    Associate Professor

    Research and Teaching Interests: Team effectiveness, Team leadership, Team cognition, Team processes and emergent states, Team diversity, Multiteam systems

  • Aristides Isidoro Ferreira
    Aristides Isidoro Ferreira

    Assistant Professor

    Research and Teaching Interests: Presenteeism, Personal activities developed at work, Psychological assessment, Organizational development

  • Donatella  Di Marco
    Donatella Di Marco


    Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Francisco Guilherme Serranito Nunes
    Francisco Guilherme Serranito Nunes

    Assistant Professor

    Research and Teaching Interests: The determinants of organizational performance, Organizational identity, Leadership development, Management in highly institutionalized contexts

  • Henrique Manuel Caetano Duarte
    Henrique Manuel Caetano Duarte

    Assistant Professor

    Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Jorge Sinval
    Jorge Sinval


    Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Mirko Antino
    Mirko Antino


    Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Patrícia Lopes Costa
    Patrícia Lopes Costa

    Assistant Professor

    Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Sílvia Costa Agostinho da Silva
    Sílvia Costa Agostinho da Silva

    Associate Professor

    Research and Teaching Interests: Organizational Behavior, Work Psychology, Psychology of Occupational Safety and Workplace Health

  • Silvia Dello Russo
    Silvia Dello Russo

    Assistant Professor

    Research and Teaching Interests: HRM practices for development. HRM practices are investigated as a means through which organizations can foster and support individuals' development and motivation that ultimately benefit also the organizational performance. Single practices have been exp, Interaction individual-organizational context. Within this line of research a number of aspects of the organizational setting have been explored, together with their effects on individual attitudes (), motivations (e.g., motivation to lead) and behaviors , Work Motivation and aging. Several variables have been investigated as motivational drivers of individual organizational behaviors, especially job performance but also absences from work. These span more distal motivational drivers (e.g., personality trai

Year Published:
Publication Type:
Articles in scientific journals with scientific review ISI Indexed
Marc van Veldhoven, Anja Van den Broeck, Kevin Daniels, Arnold B. Bakker, Susana M. Tavares, Chidiebere Ogbonnaya (2020) "Challenging the universality of job resources: why, when, and for whom are they beneficial?",Applied Psychology: An International Review , 69 (1), 5
Eduardo Simões, Patrícia Duarte, José Gonçalves das Neves, Vitor Silva (2019) "Contextual determinants of HR professionals self-perceptions of unethical HRM practices",European Journal of Management and Business Economics, 28 (1), 90
Aristides I. Ferreira, Merce Mach, Luís Martinez, Christopher Brewster, Grace Dagher, Amalia Perez-Nebra, Antonina Lisovskaya (2019) "Working sick and out of sorts: a cross-cultural approach on presenteeism climate, organizational justice and work-family conflict",International Journal of Human Resource Management, 30 (19), 2754
Andrea Fontes, Silvia Dello Russo (2019) "Quo Vadis ? A study of the state and development of coaching in Portugal ",International Journal of Training and Development, (),
Ana Gonçalves, David Patient, Ana Passos, Francesco Sguera (2019) "Antecedents and Consequences of Collective Psychological Ownership: The Validation of a Conceptual Model",Journal of Organizational Behavior, (),
Marques-Quinteiro, Pedro, Ramon Rico, Ana Passos, Luis Curral (2019) "There is light and there is darkness: on the temporal dynamics of cohesion, coordination, and performance in business teams",Frontiers in Psychology, 10 (), 1
Adam Smale, Silvia Bagdadli, Rick Cotton, Silvia Dello Russo, Michael Dickmann, Anders Dysvik, Martina Gianecchini, Robert Ka?e, Mila Lazarova, Astrid Reichel, Paula Rozo, Marijke Verbruggen (2019) "Proactive career behaviors and subjective career success: the moderating role of national culture",Journal of Organizational Behavior, 40 (), 105
Helena Rodrigues, Filomena Almeida, Vanessa Figueiredo, Sara Lopes (2019) "Tracking e-learning through published papers: a systematic review",Computers & Education, 136 (), 87
Virgílio Miguel Machado, Joaquim Pinto Contreiras, Patrícia Duarte (2019) "Local tourism accommodations and institutional strengthening in the interior of the Algarve, Portugal: the role of legislation and technology",Journal of Place Management and Development, (),
Susana Correia Santos, Michael H. Morris, António Caetano, Silvia Costa, Xaver Neumeyer (2019) "Team entrepreneurial competence: multilevel effects on individual cognitive strategies",International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, N/A (),
Industry contract research
Neuropsychological Tests for Multiple Sclerosis: Validation of a battery for the Portuguese Population, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Hospital de São João, Ana Margarida Passos & Maria José Sá, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, BIOGEN, April 2013 to April 2015
International Government/ Organization contract research
ORCAB - Improving quality and safety in the hospital: The link between organisational culture, burnout, and quality of care, Grécia, Bulgária, Macedónia, Turquia, Croácia, Roménia, Irlanda e Inglaterra., Coordenadora Nacional, ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS (Dr. Efharis Panagopoulou ), Project no. 242084, 2009 - 2014
NEIRE ? ?New European Industrial Relations: Empowering European Worker Representatives to Negotiate Flexible, Fair and Innovative Labour Relations?, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Estonia, UK, Denmark and Portugal., National Coordinator, University of Seville (Prof. Lourdes Munduate), VS/2010/0376, 2010 - 2011
QUASER, Imperial College, King's College, Jönköping University, Erasmus University, University of Stavanger, Investigador principal, Imperial College, European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 241724., 2011-2013
National Government/ Organization contract research
Team effectiveness over time and contexts (TEoTC) , ISCTE-IUL, Principal Investigator, ISCTE-IUL, PTDC/PSI-PTO/102373/2008, 2010 - 2013
A Day in the Life of Younger and older workers - DaILY, ISCTE-IUL, University of Trento, Silvia Dello Russo, ISCTE-IUL, EXPL/MHC/PSO/1440/2013, April 2014-June 2015
5C ? Cross-Cultural Collaboration on Contemporary Careers, ISCTE-IUL among 30 countries , Silvia Dello Russo (PI for Portugal), 5C Network, -, January 2014 - ongoing