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Comportamento Organizacional e Gestão

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Comport. Organ. Gest. vol.13 no.1 Lisboa Apr. 2007


Comportamento organizacional positivo e empreendedorismo: Uma influência mutuamente vantajosa 1


Patrícia Jardim da Palma 2

Miguel Pina e Cunha 3

Miguel Pereira Lopes 2



Faculdade de Economia 3

Universidade de Lisboa


Resumo. O comportamento organizacional positivo (COP) e o empreendedorismo têm procurado distinguir-se enquanto campos de referência no estudo das organizações. Contudo, ambas as áreas podem ainda beneficiar de melhorias ao nível conceptual, metodológico ou interventivo. Com base no estado da arte das duas áreas, o presente artigo procura estabelecer sinergias entre o COP e o empreendedorismo, de modo a contribuir para um desenvolvimento mais sustentado de ambas as disciplinas. Por influência da literatura sobre empreendedorismo, o COP pode beneficiar da introdução de uma maior preocupação com o impacto societal, de uma abordagem integrada e de uma perspectiva temporal no estudo das capacidades psicológicas. A investigação sobre empreendedorismo pode ficar mais favorecida ao evidenciar o uso de critérios de êxito mais claros, a preocupação com o rigor metodológico e a utilidade de uma visão desenvolvimentista dos empreendedores, todas elas características patentes nos estudos do COP.

Palavras-chave: comportamento organizacional positivo, empreendedorismo, sinergias.


Abstract. Positive Organizational Behavior (POB) and entrepreneurship are both making na effort to be aknowledged as reference fields in organizational researh. Stil, both these research disciplines can benefit from improvements at the conceptual, methodological and practice levels. Based on an analysis of the state of the art of these two fields, this article aims to present synergies between POB and entrepreneurship, in order to contribute to a more sustained development of each of these disciplines. POB might benefit from entepreneurship by introducing a concern with the societal impact, a more integrated approach, and a temporal perspective in the study of psychological capabilities. Enterpreneurship research can be enriched by evidencing POB’s use of clear success criteria, a concern with methodological reliability and a developmental view of entrepreneurs characteristics.

Key-words: positive organizational behavior; entrepreneurship; synergies



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1 Para a realização deste artigo a primeira autora beneficiou de um apoio concedido pela Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia do Ministério da Ciência e do Ensino Superior, através de uma bolsa com a referência SFRH/BD/18115/2004. O segundo autor agradece o apoio concedido pelo Instituto Nova Fórum.


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