André Escórcio Soares

André Escórcio Soares
Coventry University | CU · School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences

BSc, MSc, PhD

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Introduction
My research vision assumes that informal relationships have a great influence on how people think and behave. Based on this my research aims to develop a deeper understanding of the interaction between organisational social networks and psychological variables both at individual, group and organisational level. By doing so it aims to contribute to the development of people management practices that contribute both to organisational performance and employee well-being.
Additional affiliations
January 2018 - present
Coventry University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2015 - January 2018
Coventry University
Position
  • Human Resources
April 2009 - January 2015
Polytechnic Institute of Tomar
Position
  • Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour
Education
January 2010 - April 2016
ISPA Instituto Universitário
Field of study
  • Organisational Psychology

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Publications (20)
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This study aims to analyze the relationship between psychological capital profiles and internal learning in teams. The participants in this study were 480 undergraduate students. We performed a cluster analysis using the SPSS and yielded four distinct psychological capital profiles. The student profile with the highest scores in self-efficacy, opti...
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RESUMO Pesquisas anteriores sobre a aprendizagem interna concentraram-se em avaliar como as taxas de aprendizagem observadas afetam as interações colaborativas entre os vários atores. Assim, agregamos valor a essa literatura ao analisar a aprendizagem interna em equipes e o papel do capital psicológico nesse processo. Este estudo tem como objetivo...
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The implementation of innovative technologies to support the planning and implementation of new transport schemes in cities requires staff to not only gain appropriate technical capabilities but also to have the willingness to adopt innovative technologies. Taking a sociotechnical approach, focussing on the Technology-Acceptance Model (TAM), we hig...
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RESUMO Pesquisas anteriores sobre a aprendizagem interna concentraram-se em avaliar como as taxas de aprendizagem observadas afetam as interações colaborativas entre os vários atores. Assim, agregamos valor a essa literatura ao analisar a aprendizagem interna em equipes e o papel do capital psicológico nesse processo. Este estudo tem como objetivo...
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Purpose We propose an integrative model of how leaders (individual level) effectively relate to their social networks as a whole (network level). Additionally, we focus both on the leader constructs and the followers shared constructs about those networks. Design/methodology/approach Our conceptual paper uses the integration of literature from two...
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This study aims to analyze the mediating role of psychological capital in the relationship between network centrality and internal learning in teams. A questionnaire was administered to 480 undergraduate students to test this relationship. The results confirmed the positive relationship between network centrality and internal learning in teams, and...
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While it is well-known that the implementation of new technologies requires appropriate technical capabilities, research has for a long time almost neglected the behavioural capabilities of organisation’s employees to adopt innovative technologies. Employees have to trust new technologies and thus, to be willing to become vulnerable when they adopt...
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Establishing generalisable humour style profiles promises to have significant value for educational, clinical, and occupational application. However, previous research investigating such profiles has thus far presented inconsistent results. To determine the generalisability and value of humour style profiles, a large and geographically diverse exam...
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Psychological capital and learning: the moderating role of the team structure Abstract Theoretical research points out that the learning process contributes to the development of various fields of knowledge, including organisational behavior. However, the understanding of variables that are positively related to the learning process remains limited...
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O capital psicológico e a aprendizagem: o papel moderador da estrutura da equipa Resumo A investigação teórica aponta que o processo de aprendizagem contribui para a evolução de vários campos do saber, incluindo o comportamento organizacional. No entanto, a compreensão das variáveis que estão positivamente relacionadas com o processo de aprendizage...
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Establishing generalisable humour style profiles promises to have significant value for educational, clinical, and occupational application. However, previous research investigating such profiles has thus far presented inconsistent results. To determine the generalisability and value of humour style profiles, a large and geographically diverse exam...
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ABSTRACT This theoretical research assumes that the learning process critically contributes to organizational effectiveness. However, the understanding of variables that are positively related to the learning process remains limited. The present study aims to analyze the moderating role of the team structure in the relationship between positive psy...
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A investigação teórica aponta que o processo de aprendizagem contribui para a evolução de vários campos do saber, incluindo o comportamento organizacional. No entanto, a compreensão das variáveis que estão positivamente relacionadas com o processo de aprendizagem permanece limitada. Assim sendo, o presente artigo tem como objetivo analisar a influê...
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As the role of students and lecturers in higher education changes, several questions emerge about the role of each of them on students’ academic performance. This includes questions regarding the impact of the relationships between students, lecturer’s characteristics and the social environment on students’ performance. To address these questions,...
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Purpose: We attempted to explain how the interactions between members influence the psychological safety of a team using social network analysis by proposing a model based on social contagion in which the psychological safety of the central member has a key role in the psychological safety of the whole team. Design/methodology: We present a theoret...
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RESUMO -o empreendedorismo é a capacidade do indivíduo de transformar ideias em acção. ele inclui criatividade, inovação e risco, assim como a capacidade de planear e gerir projectos com vista a alcançar objectivos. O desafio da educação para o empreendedorismo é preparar os jovens empreendedores com uma mentalidade e um conjunto de competências fu...
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We tested the effect of the relationship among the identity, image and construed external image of both the acquiring and the acquired companies on intergroup relations, during the post-acquisition phase. The case study of a post-acquisition insurance company showed that the identity was not consistent with the construed external image either for t...

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SUITS takes a socio-technical approach to capacity building in local authorities and transport stakeholder organisations with special emphasis on the knowledge transfer to smaller sized cities, making them more effective and resilient to change in the implementation of sustainable transport measures. The project aims to help cities cut congestion and pollution while improving their growth capacity and quality of life for urban dwellers and commuters. The project is developing a capacity building programme for transport departments and resource-light learning assets (modules, e-learning material, webinars and workshops), decision support tools to assist in procurement, innovative financing, engagement of new business partners, as well as handling of open, real time and legacy data. Without capacity building and the transformation of transport departments into learning organisations, training materials will not provide the step change towards innovative transport measures. SUITS is working with nine cities to model gaps in their understanding, motivation, communication and work practices. The project will provide each city with a map of its own strengths and weaknesses with respect to sustainable transport planning. The project will develop strategies to enhance their capacity based on each authority’s needs together with the necessary techniques to increase their own capacity. Local champions will be trained to continue capacity building after the project. Funding: Horizon 2020 Programme