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  1. Boaventura Sousa Santos : between academia and social activism

    Medeiros, Pilar Damião
    This paper intends to explore the social and political engagement of a Portuguese public intellectual, Boaventura Sousa Santos. Along with his academic work and social activism, the sociologist assumes the need to invigorate the European civitas throughout the emergence of privileged players that should be forging new synergies, alternative social movements and inspiring new forms of reflection and demands. It will also be brought to discussion how the resurgence of critical intervention and political engagement of civic-minded intellectuals, like Boaventura Sousa Santos in the public arena has been contributing to a greater vitality and re-politicization of the European public sphere.

  2. Boaventura Sousa Santos : between academia and social activism

    Medeiros, Pilar Damião
    This paper intends to explore the social and political engagement of a Portuguese public intellectual, Boaventura Sousa Santos. Along with his academic work and social activism, the sociologist assumes the need to invigorate the European civitas throughout the emergence of privileged players that should be forging new synergies, alternative social movements and inspiring new forms of reflection and demands. It will also be brought to discussion how the resurgence of critical intervention and political engagement of civic-minded intellectuals, like Boaventura Sousa Santos in the public arena has been contributing to a greater vitality and re-politicization of the European public sphere.

  3. Organization as an analytical level for investigation organizational culture

    Serpa, Sandro Nuno Ferreira
    This research seeks to show what the mobilization of the concept of organization refers to at an analytical level of differentiated inquiry which should be clarified in each investigation with an interdisciplinarity between sociology and history. To this end, a brief conceptual discussion that seeks to illustrate our position, exemplified by the organizational culture of institutionalization in a boarding school will be conducted. It is concluded that organizational culture is found in perpetual transformation. This results from a combination of factors both internal and external to the organization with the actor whether individual or collective playing a given role in...

  4. Organization as an analytical level for investigation organizational culture

    Serpa, Sandro Nuno Ferreira
    This research seeks to show what the mobilization of the concept of organization refers to at an analytical level of differentiated inquiry which should be clarified in each investigation with an interdisciplinarity between sociology and history. To this end, a brief conceptual discussion that seeks to illustrate our position, exemplified by the organizational culture of institutionalization in a boarding school will be conducted. It is concluded that organizational culture is found in perpetual transformation. This results from a combination of factors both internal and external to the organization with the actor whether individual or collective playing a given role in...

  5. An overview of the concept of organisational culture

    Serpa, Sandro Nuno Ferreira
    Organisational culture may be considered as the shared way of being, thinking and acting in a collective of coordinated people with reciprocal expectations; it is shaped, disseminated, learned and changed over time, providing some predictability in every organisation. This study seeks to contribute to a clarification of the concept of organisational culture, so often defined in different ways and with distinct guidelines for application. Results allow concluding that this interdisciplinary concept is ultidimensional and its mobilisation involves being aware of scientific implications, either theoretical or methodological, involved in its apprehension and analysis, so as to better control these complexities.

  6. An overview of the concept of organisational culture

    Serpa, Sandro Nuno Ferreira
    Organisational culture may be considered as the shared way of being, thinking and acting in a collective of coordinated people with reciprocal expectations; it is shaped, disseminated, learned and changed over time, providing some predictability in every organisation. This study seeks to contribute to a clarification of the concept of organisational culture, so often defined in different ways and with distinct guidelines for application. Results allow concluding that this interdisciplinary concept is ultidimensional and its mobilisation involves being aware of scientific implications, either theoretical or methodological, involved in its apprehension and analysis, so as to better control these complexities.

  7. Autonomy in leadership : a case study of the founder's role in establishing an organization

    Serpa, Sandro Nuno Ferreira
    The extent of a leader’s autonomy in establishing organizational culture is a complex issue in organizational studies. The present research analyzed the actions of the founding leader of Asilo de Infância Desvalida da Horta from 1858 to 1879 to determine the extent of his autonomy during his administration using documents in organization archives, local newspaper articles of the period and papers on this topic. The results revealed that the leader’s actions did not occur in isolation but were influenced by the sociohistorical environment. Establishing legitimacy as a leader was a complex, multidimensional process that required consideration of the social, legal,...

  8. Autonomy in leadership : a case study of the founder's role in establishing an organization

    Serpa, Sandro Nuno Ferreira
    The extent of a leader’s autonomy in establishing organizational culture is a complex issue in organizational studies. The present research analyzed the actions of the founding leader of Asilo de Infância Desvalida da Horta from 1858 to 1879 to determine the extent of his autonomy during his administration using documents in organization archives, local newspaper articles of the period and papers on this topic. The results revealed that the leader’s actions did not occur in isolation but were influenced by the sociohistorical environment. Establishing legitimacy as a leader was a complex, multidimensional process that required consideration of the social, legal,...

  9. A sociological approach to institutional communication : the public image in organizational administration in education

    Serpa, Sandro Nuno Ferreira
    Acknowledging that the external context visibly affects any organization, this investigation seeks to constitute a specific contribution to the study of the importance of public image in organizational administration. To that end, a collection and documentary analysis of news stories from the newspaper O Fayalense on the Asylum for the Disadvantaged Children of Horta [Asilo de Infância Desvalida da Horta], an institution located on Faial Island, Azores, Portugal, covering the time period of 1858 to 1895, is performed. In the presentation and discussion of the results, a comparison is made between two periods that involve a single president because they...

  10. A sociological approach to institutional communication : the public image in organizational administration in education

    Serpa, Sandro Nuno Ferreira
    Acknowledging that the external context visibly affects any organization, this investigation seeks to constitute a specific contribution to the study of the importance of public image in organizational administration. To that end, a collection and documentary analysis of news stories from the newspaper O Fayalense on the Asylum for the Disadvantaged Children of Horta [Asilo de Infância Desvalida da Horta], an institution located on Faial Island, Azores, Portugal, covering the time period of 1858 to 1895, is performed. In the presentation and discussion of the results, a comparison is made between two periods that involve a single president because they...

  11. The non-sharing of organizational culture : a case study examining the management perspective

    Serpa, Sandro Nuno Ferreira
    The degree to which cultural elements are shared by members of an organization is a commonly discussed topic in organizational culture. This research contributes to that discussion by analyzing elements that shape the concrete situations of cultural non-sharing or even conflict, diachronically examining a social and educational organization. A case study of a shelter organization for unprotected children and young female boarders was conducted by examining the organization’s archival documents to discern the perspective of its boards of directors over time. The results demonstrate that the sharing of culture in this organization is not absolute: situations include formal rather than...

  12. The non-sharing of organizational culture : a case study examining the management perspective

    Serpa, Sandro Nuno Ferreira
    The degree to which cultural elements are shared by members of an organization is a commonly discussed topic in organizational culture. This research contributes to that discussion by analyzing elements that shape the concrete situations of cultural non-sharing or even conflict, diachronically examining a social and educational organization. A case study of a shelter organization for unprotected children and young female boarders was conducted by examining the organization’s archival documents to discern the perspective of its boards of directors over time. The results demonstrate that the sharing of culture in this organization is not absolute: situations include formal rather than...

  13. The mobilization of the formal normative rules in an educational institution : a sociological study in Portugal

    Serpa, Sandro Nuno Ferreira
    The formal dimension can greatly condition the operation of an organization. The present article aims to study the mobilization of organizations’ formal structures within educational institutions. To achieve this goal, I analyze the situations between 1858 and 1913 in which the bylaws and/or regulations of the Disadvantaged Children’s Shelter of Horta (Asilo de Infância Desvalida da Horta-AIDH), the Azores, Portugal, are explicitly noted with different chairmen and administrations through documents found in the organization’s archives. We find that these formal instruments are mobilized not only by the chairman and the administration but also by the governance, whether to justify the...

  14. The mobilization of the formal normative rules in an educational institution : a sociological study in Portugal

    Serpa, Sandro Nuno Ferreira
    The formal dimension can greatly condition the operation of an organization. The present article aims to study the mobilization of organizations’ formal structures within educational institutions. To achieve this goal, I analyze the situations between 1858 and 1913 in which the bylaws and/or regulations of the Disadvantaged Children’s Shelter of Horta (Asilo de Infância Desvalida da Horta-AIDH), the Azores, Portugal, are explicitly noted with different chairmen and administrations through documents found in the organization’s archives. We find that these formal instruments are mobilized not only by the chairman and the administration but also by the governance, whether to justify the...

  15. Religion in organizations : a study in a social organization in Portugal

    Serpa, Sandro Nuno Ferreira
    Because the topic of religion has been neglected in the study of organizations this research examines the presence and relevance of religious elements in organizational analysis. This study conducts an interpretive diachronic analysis that encompasses the 150 years (1858-2008) of the existence of a shelter organization for children and young girls using documentation from its archives and from local newspapers to analyze the influences of religious elements on the goals structure and functioning of this organization. The results of this organizational case study indicate that the religious element which took various forms during this extended period of time was quite...

  16. Religion in organizations : a study in a social organization in Portugal

    Serpa, Sandro Nuno Ferreira
    Because the topic of religion has been neglected in the study of organizations this research examines the presence and relevance of religious elements in organizational analysis. This study conducts an interpretive diachronic analysis that encompasses the 150 years (1858-2008) of the existence of a shelter organization for children and young girls using documentation from its archives and from local newspapers to analyze the influences of religious elements on the goals structure and functioning of this organization. The results of this organizational case study indicate that the religious element which took various forms during this extended period of time was quite...

  17. Challenges of schooling : some questions about the role of school from the parental perspective

    Serpa, Sandro Nuno Ferreira
    At a time when the legitimacy of School as an educational social universe is under discussion, the present paper seeks to reflect on parents’—especially those from socially deprived contexts—positions on the matter. Based on the results of an empirical study, we conclude that there is a multiplicity of meanings currently ascribed to School, which suggests the need for an active mobilization of educational actors in a participatory and contextualized construction of School that belongs to all and that is meant for all. Such a construction would better respond to the idiosyncratic reality of students and their families through the process...

  18. Redes sociais e conflito organizacional

    Lima, Jorge Manuel Ávila; Maia, Pedro Almeida; Menezes, Maria Antonieta; Santos, Edmundo
    As organizações são redes sociais cujos membros estabelecem entre si ligações de diversos tipos, formais e informais, positivas e negativas. O conflito entre atores é um processo comum que pode ser explicado com base num conjunto diverso de fatores. Contudo, o conflito interno às organizações tem sido pouco estudado, numa perspetiva de redes sociais. Para além disto, o conflito interorganizacional, analisado ao nível dos atores individuais, tem sido ainda menos estudado. No presente artigo, procuramos abordar o modo como as redes sociais das organizações estão associadas a perceções de conflito, quer intraorganizacional, quer interorganizacional, num contexto de proximidade física entre...

  19. The role of European intellectuals in the public sphere

    Medeiros, Pilar Damião
    This paper tries to understand – throughout a comparative social, historical and political analysis – if there is any continuity in the modus operandi of intellectuals in contemporary public arena. Thus, the main purpose of this paper is to identify, if the European public intellectual of the 21st century has recovered his/her active role and legitimacy in the public domain such as the one he/she already experienced in the mid-sixties and seventies. Having in mind the contradictory discourses around the role and representation of the intellectual, it seems, nevertheless, crucial to keep hold of E. Said’s argument about intellectuals as...

  20. The role of European intellectuals in the public sphere

    Medeiros, Pilar Damião
    This paper tries to understand – throughout a comparative social, historical and political analysis – if there is any continuity in the modus operandi of intellectuals in contemporary public arena. Thus, the main purpose of this paper is to identify, if the European public intellectual of the 21st century has recovered his/her active role and legitimacy in the public domain such as the one he/she already experienced in the mid-sixties and seventies. Having in mind the contradictory discourses around the role and representation of the intellectual, it seems, nevertheless, crucial to keep hold of E. Said’s argument about intellectuals as...

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