10 November 2011
In March 2010, the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG ) published a study (in Portuguese, 6.34Mb PDF)  that aimed to increase knowledge about the experiences, features/profiles and strategies of immigrant women entrepreneurs in Portugal. The study explored new forms of work organisation and changes in strategies for the economic and social integration of immigrant women into Portuguese society.  http://www.cig.gov.pt/  http://www.igualdade.gov.pt/images/stories/documentos/documentacao/publicacoes/Mulheres_Emigrantes_Empreendedoras.pdf
26 October 2011
The concept of green jobs is currently (re)-emerging in international political discussions as part of a wider dynamic transition towards a sustainable economy or green economy, and not just jobs in the environment sector.
10 August 2011
The book, The equality of women and men in labour and employment in Portugal: policies and circumstances (in Portuguese, 1.24Mb PDF) , was published in 2010 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Equality Law and the establishment of the Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment (CITE ).  http://www.cite.gov.pt/asstscite/downloads/publics/Igualdade_CITE_NET.pdf  http://www.cite.gov.pt/index.html
17 April 2011
A study on education, training and work published as one of the chapters of the book, The equality of women and men in the world of work in Portugal: Policies and circumstances (in Portuguese, 1.24Mb PDF) , which was issued to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the formation of the Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment (CITE ). In the study, Margarida Chagas Lopes and Heloísa Perista examine similarities and differences in the paths of women and men over 30 years of education, training and work in Portugal.  http://www.cite.gov.pt/asstscite/downloads/publics/Igualdade_CITE_NET.pdf  http://www.cite.gov.pt/index.html
14 March 2011
University and lifelong training (in Portuguese, 2.08Mb PDF ) summarises the results of a research project funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT ) in Lisbon which was carried out between 2003 and 2006 under Project Telos II, ‘Lifelong training: effects on higher education graduates’. The project’s aim was to understand the lifelong learning  process among those with higher educational qualifications, focusing mainly on post-graduates.  http://pascal.iseg.utl.pt/~socius/novidades/Universidade.Formacao. Longo da Vida.pdf  http://alfa.fct.mctes.pt/  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/lifelong-learning
03 October 2010
Nowadays, managers increasingly require information on changes in market conditions because of growing competitiveness and changes in the structure and business strategy of organisations. The systems of management control play an important role in the competitive capacity of companies.
03 May 2010
The changes imposed by global competitiveness make organisations more receptive to the implementation of measures for rapid adaptation to new market demands. In this context, organisations have a growing interest in implementing reward systems to incentivise workers to commit to organisational goals. These systems consist of variable reward practices based on recognition of the worker’s contribution to the results of the business through their work performance and in an effort to increase their motivation and productivity. This topic was addressed in a recent master’s thesis on human resources (HR) development policies.
04 March 2010
A research team from the Economic Policy Research Unit at the Department of Economics of the School of Economics and Management at Minho University (Núcleo de Investigação em Políticas Económicas do Departamento de Economia da Escola de Economia e Gestão, Universidade do Minho) in northwestern Portugal led a study analysing the incidence of under-education and over-education, and its implications for wages and workers’ job mobility in Portugal. The analysis is particularly relevant given the remarkable increase in the last 30 years in the proportion of workers with higher educational levels, especially university education. This has, however, happened in a context where the active population is still mostly characterised by low educational levels.
16 February 2010
A ‘Study on the returns of vocational training’ was led by a team of researchers from the Society for Social and Economic Research Ltd (Sociedade de Estudos Económicos e Sociais Lda) and commissioned by the Office of Strategy and Planning (Gabinete de Estratégia e Planeamento, GEP ) of the Ministry of Labour and Solidarity (Ministério do Trabalho e da Solidariedade Social, MTSS ) in 2007.  http://www.gep.mtss.gov.pt/  http://www.mtss.gov.pt/
07 January 2010
The Association for the Promotion and Development of the Information Society (Associação para a Promoção e Desenvolvimento da Sociedade da Informação, APDSI ) commissioned a study with the aim of analysing the impacts of digital environments in work and helping to surpass barriers to the development of new forms of work, with a special focus on telework.  http://www.apdsi.pt/