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Isabel Guimarães

PhD in Sociology awarded by the School of the Social Sciences of The University of Manchester
Department: Organisation Behaviour
Email: iguimaraes@porto.ucp.pt
Telephone: 226196200
Isabel de Castro Guimarães lectures Economic Sociology to undergraduate students of Economics and Management. Her research interests concern labour market processes and employability. Isabel holds a PhD in Sociology awarded by the School of the Social Sciences of The University of Manchester and a master degree in Sociology of Work from ISCTE, Lisbon. She has conducted research on transitions from the university to the labour market of law and management graduates. Isabel was also part of the team that created and managed the Career Services at the Catholic Portuguese University in Porto, from 1995 to 2002.
Area of Research
Current specific research interests are:
Using social network analysis and multiple correspondence analysis explore and understand transitions from higher education to the labour market; Empirically examining recruitment and selection practices, as well as related notions of skill and employability; The consequences of economic rationality (logics, values, principles) in contemporary society.
Publications
Dias de Oliveira, E., Soares, C., Guimarães, I.C. & Mauro, C. (2013). Pensar Comunicar e Agir: um caso prático de responsabilidade social. In Pompeu, R. & Marques, C.S. (eds.) Responsabilidade Social das Universidades. Santa Catarina: Editora Conceito.

Rocha, M.a and Guimarães, M. I. (2012) ADAPTATION AND PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF THE STUDENT CAREER CONSTRUCTION INVENTORY FOR A PORTUGUESE SAMPLE: FORMATIVE AND REFLECTIVE CONSTRUCTS. Psychological Reports: Measures & Statistics 111( 3): 845-869

Dias de Oliveira, E., Soares, C., Guimarães, I.C. & Mauro, C. (2011, Novembro). Pensar, Comunicar y Actuar: Un caso práctico de responsabilidad social. Paper presented at the International Conference - "Responsabilidad Social y Desarrollo en la Educación Superior: Europa - Latinoamérica", Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Lima: Peru.

Dias de Oliveira, E., Soares, C., Guimarães, I.C. & Mauro, C. (2011, Novembro). Pensar, Comunicar y Actuar: Un caso práctico de responsabilidad social. Paper presented at the International Conference - "Responsabilidad Social y Desarrollo en la Educación Superior: Europa - Latinoamérica", Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Lima: Peru.

Guimarães, I; Oliveira, E.; Rocha, M. (2010) Conspicuous Distinction A reding of Veblen and Bourdieu. (FEG-UCP Working Papers in Management Series 01/2010). Porto: Faculdade de Economia e Gestão, Universidade Católica Portuguesa. http://ideas.repec.org/p/cap/mpaper/032010.html

Eva Dias de Oliveira, Guimarães, I. de C.(2010). Employability" through curriculum innovation and skills development. Higher Education Management and Policy; Vol. 22(2)

2010, November, 5 - Presentation of paper "Bologna and the Labour Market of Economists and Managers" at the 3rd International Conference Meeting on Professional Groups,, Professions and Knowledge Society, Tendencies, Problems, and Perspectives, at the University of Aveiro.

Rocha, M., Oliveira, E. D., & Guimarães, I. (January, 2010). Stakeholders perception of recruitment criteria: A Régnier?s abacus approach of market valued skills (FEG-UCP Working Papers in Management Series 01/2010). Porto: Faculdade de Economia e Gestão, Universidade Católica Portuguesa. http://ideas.repec.org/p/cap/mpaper/012010.html

Outubro 2009 - Apresentação de comunicação?Employability via Curricular Innovation: a Portuguese Account? com Eva Dias de Oliveira na OECD/IMHE What Works Conference on Quality of Teaching in Higher Education, na Technical University of Istanbul: http://www.oecd.org/document/12/0,3343,en_2649_35961291_43977228_1_1_1_1,00.html

June 2008 - Presentation of paper ?The Labour Market for Law and Management Graduates: a study of three cases? at the VI Congresso Português de Sociologia ? Mundos Sociais: Saberes e Práticas, in Lisbon

2007 - Social Networks and Occupational Thresholds. The case of Law and Management Graduates in Porto, Portugal?. PhD Thesis, The University of Manchester
Projects
As part of her doctoral project, conducted research on the influence of social networks on transitions and access to law and management careers among graduates from three universities in Porto. The research also focused on recruitment and selection practices within medium- and large-sized corporations and law firms.