I am an Associate Professor of Leadership & Organizational Behavior at the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE) at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) in Rio de Janeiro. I have served has the head of the PhD, MSc and Research (ProPesquisa) programs at EBAPE-FGV. I published four books and more than 30 articles in peer reviewed journals such as the Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Public Administration: Research & Theory and Academy of Management Learning & Education. My current research interests are leadership processes and dynamics, cross-cultural management and behavioral ethics.
2018 – Present – Visiting Associate Professor, Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, Portugal
2012 – Present - Associate Professor, Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration, Brazil (EBAPE-FGV)
Served as head of PhD & Msc and taught classes at the graduate and undergraduate level, including:
- Advanced leadership theories – PhD
- Organizational Behavior – MSc
- Negotiation and Conflict Resolution - Executive MBA
- Cross-cultural management – Msc
- Fundamentals of Management – Undergraduate
2014 – Present - Research Fellow – FAPERJ (Rio de Janeiro Research Foundation)
2012 – Present - Research Fellow - CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development of Brazil)
2007 – 2011 - Assistant Professor, Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration, Brazil (EBAPE-FGV)
1997-2007 - Lecturer & Assistant Professor, Department of Management & Economics, University of Coimbra, Portugal
- 2007 - PhD in Business Administration (Concentration: Organizational Behavior), Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration, Brazil
- 2001 - MSc in Business Administration, Department of Management & Economics, University of Coimbra, Portugal
- 1999 - Participated in a exchange program at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University MBA program
- 1996 - Bachelor in Business Administration, Department of Management & Economics, University of Coimbra, Portugal
SELECTED SCHOLARY PUBLICATIONS
Tavares, G.; Sobral, F.; Goldszmidt, R.; Araújo, F. (2018). Opening the Implicit Leadership Theories? Black Box: An Experimental Approach with Conjoint Analysis. Frontiers in Psychology, v.9, 2018.
Mansur, J.; Sobral, F.; Goldszmidt, R. (2017). Shades of Paternalistic Leadership across Cultures. Journal of World Business, 52 (5), 702-713, 2017.
Sobral, F.; Furtado, L.; Islam, G. (2017). The Pathways That Make New Public Employees Committed: A Dual-Process Model Triggered by Newcomer Learning. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 27 (4), 692-709, 2017.
Furtado, L.; Sobral, F.; Peci, A. (2016). Linking demands to work-family conflict through boundary strength. Journal of Managerial Psychology, v. 31, p. 1327-1342, 2016.
Sobral, F.; Islam, G. (2015). He Who Laughs Best, Leaves Last: The Influence of Humor on the Attitudes and Behavior of Interns. Academy of Management Learning & Education, v. 14, p. 500-518, 2015.
Sobral, F.; Islam, G. (2013). Ethically Questionable Negotiating: The Interactive Effects of Trust, Competitiveness, and Situation Favorability on Ethical Decision Making. Journal of Business Ethics, v. 117, p. 281-296, 2013.
Sobral, F.; Mansur, J. (2013). A Produção Científica em Comportamento Organizacional no period 2000-2010. Revista de Administração de Empresas, v. 53, p. 21-34, 2013.
Dutra, D.; Sobral, F. (2013). Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace? An Essay on Whistleblowing in Brazilian Organizations. Brazilian Administration Review, v. 10, p. 1, 2013.
Sobral, F.; Biesling, D. (2012). Exploring the black box in Brazilian work groups: A study of diversity, conflict and performance. Brazilian Administration Review, v. 9, p. 127-146, 2012.
Biesling, D.; Sobral, F. (2011). A cross-cultural comparison of intragroup conflict in The Netherlands and Brazil. The International Journal of Conflict Management, v. 22, p. 151-169, 2011.
Peci, A. ; Sobral, F. (2011). Regulatory Impact Assessment: How political and organizational forces influence its diffusion in a developing country. Regulation & Governance, v. 5, p. 204-220, 2011.
Peci, A.; Figale, J.; Sobral, F. (2011). The Invasion of Manufactured Civil Society: Government-Nonprofit Partnerships in a Brazilian State. Public Administration and Development, v. 31, p. 377-389, 2011.
Sobral, F.; Peci, A.; Souza, G. (2007). An Analysis of the Dynamics of the Tourism Industry in Brazil: Challenges and Recommendations. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, v. 19, p. 507-512, 2007.
Yasin, M. ; Alavi, J.; Lisboa, J.; Sobral, F. (2004). A Shift-Share Analysis Approach to Understanding the Dynamic of the Portuguese Tourism Market. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, v. 17, p. 11-21, 2004.
Yasin, M.; Alavi, J.; Lisboa, J.; Sobral, F. (2003). Realities, threats and opportunities facing the Portuguese tourism industry. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, v. 15, p. 221-225, 2003.
INTERNATIONAL BOOK CHAPTERS
Mandalaki, E.; Islam, G.; Sobral, F. (2017). Leading organizational change in a Brazilian multinational: crisis and restructuring in Globo organizations. In: Leadership and Change Management: a Cross-Cultural Perspective. 1ed. New York: Routledge, 2017.
Sobral, F.; Carvalhal, E.; Peci, A. (2007). Culture and Negotiation: Identifying the Brazilian Negotiation Style. In: Développement des entreprises à l international: regards sur le Brésil. Paris: ESCP-EAP, 2007.
Sobral. F.; Almeida, F. (2005). Cognitive and Emotional Intelligence in Business Negotiation. In:L a Négociation: Regards sur sa diversité. Paris: Éditions Publibook, 2005.
Sobral, F.; Peci, A. (2013). Administração: Teoria e Prática no Contexto Brasileiro. 2ª. ed. São Paulo: Pearson, 2013. 611p.
Sobral, F.; Peci, A. (2012). Fundamentos de Administração. 1ª. ed. São Paulo: Pearson, 2012. 175p.
Sobral, F.; Peci, A. (2012). Teorias da Administração. 1ª. ed. São Paulo: Pearson, 2012. v. 1. 158p.
Robbins, S. P.; Judge, T. A.; Sobral, F. (2011). Comportamento Organizacional: Teoria e Prática no Contexto Brasileiro. 14. ed. São Paulo: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2011. 658p.
2016 - XL Anpad Conference (EnAnpad 2016): Best Paper Award Nomination (Human Resources Management and Labour Relations Division)
2015 - Academy of Management Annual Meeting: Best Paper Award Nomination (Organizational Behavior Division)
2014 - XXXVIII Anpad Conference (EnAnpad 2014): Best Paper Award Nomination (Human Resources Management and Labour Relations Division)
2012 - Highly Commended Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012, Emerald Publishers.
2010 - XXXIV Anpad Conference (EnAnpad 2010): Best Paper Award Nomination (Organizational Studies Division)
2007 - Nomination for Jabuti Award for best new book in Economics, Management and Business.
2003 - XXXIV Anpad Conference (EnAnpad 2003): Best Paper Award (Organizational Behavior Division)
1997 - Salvador Caetano award for best undergraduate student in Business Administration in Portugal.