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José Fonseca Pires

Fator Humano na Organização

jfonsecapires@aese.pt >


He holds a degree in medicine from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (1989).
He undertook training in management and healthcare management after completing the Executive MBA AESE / IESE (2002-2004). He holds a PhD in Human, Social and Legal Sciences at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC-Barcelona, ​​2017); His thesis is entitled "Mission, motivation and professional integration in hospital management".

He is Professor and Head of Human Behavior in the Organization at AESE. He has been Director of PADIS - Advanced Management Program of Healthcare Management since 2004. Coach in AESE's Management Coaching Team since 2012. He is a member of AESE's Management (2003 to 2010; 2017 till now). He has been an Associate Partner of DPM Counsuting Portugal since 2017.

He is the author of the case "Nelson Pereira" (2011) and co-author of the cases "Matilde" (2013), "Guilherme" (2014) and "Rodolfo" (2017). He directed the writing of the Case of the "Center for Cardio Thoracic Surgery of Coimbra" (2006), "The Operations Department of Millennium BCP (2012)" and "SAFE4PRO, an Unsafe Business" (2017).

He is co-author of the book "Dreaming of an optimistic hospital", a guide to revitalize the humanization of care provided in health institutions. He wrote the 16th chapter due to “Managing people in Health, with Ethics and Compassion”, as  part of “Reflexões sobre Ética Médica” ("Reflexions on Medical Ethics"), a book that gathers 20 specialists in the Health Sector.

He participated in the study "Entrepreneurial culture: empirical study in Spanish and Portuguese companies" of IESE (2007) and in the study "Impact of working hours on sleep and mental health" (2017).

During the university years, he was director of the Boavista Student Residence, in Porto (1989-1992), responsible for several University Workplaces: Jachembie Zdroy (Katowice, Poland - 1988), S. Tomé e Príncipe (1989) and
Organization of the Volunteer Fields at the John Paul II Center for the Supporting of the Deficient (1993 - 1996). He was permanent collaborator of the Institute of Solidarity and University Cooperation (ISU), NGO for the Development (1992-2002).

His interests include

  •     Healthcare Management
  •     Direction by Missions
  •     Motivation and Personal Development of the Manager
  •     Time Management and Personal Organization



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