Miguel Pina e Cunha
Miguel Pina e Cunha
Professor

Miguel Pina e Cunha is professor of organization theory and organizational behavior at Nova School of Business and Economics, Universidade Nova de Lisboa Lisbon, Portugal. His research deals, mostly, with the surprising (paradox, improvisation, serendipity, zemblanity, vicious circles) and the extreme (positive organizing, genocide). Miguel co-authored (with Arménio Rego and Stewart Clegg) The virtues of leadership: Contemporary challenge for global managers (Oxford University Press, 2012) and received the 2015 best paper award from the European Management Review. 

At Nova SBE, Miguel Pina e Cunha holds the following roles:

  • Fundação Amélia de Mello Chair in Leadership at Nova SBE
  • Academic Director of the Leadership for Impact Knowledge Center
  • Academic Director of the Talent and Business Transformation
  • Coordinator of the Management group 
  • Member of the Conselho de +Faculdade (Council +Faculdade)

Other roles:

  • Editorial Director of the LÍDER magazine
  • Member of the audit committee of the Outsystems

2004 - Agregação, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

1998 - Ph.D, Management, Tilburg University

1992 - Masters Degree, Organizational Behavior, Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada

1988 - Licenciatura, Social and Organizational Psychology, Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada

Organization, process, paradox, improvisation

  • Abrantes, Antonio Cunha Meneses, Passos, Ana Margarida, Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Miner, Anne S. (2020). Managing the unforeseen when time is scarce: how temporal personality and team improvised adaptation can foster team performance. GROUP DYNAMICS-THEORY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, 24 (1), 42-58.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Bednarek, Rebecca (2020). A source of novelty and/or absurdity: the paradoxes of management . INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT, 11 (1), 69-79.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2020). Stewardship as process: a paradox perspective. European Management Journal.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Gomes, Emanuel, Mellahi, Kamel, Miner, Anne S., Rego, Arménio (2020). Strategic agility through improvisational capabilities: implications for a paradox-sensitive HRM. Human Resource Management Review, 30 (11).
  • Giustiniano, Luca, Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Simpson, Ace V., Rego, Arménio, Clegg, Stewart (2020). Resilient leadership as paradox work: notes from COVID-19. Management and Organization Review, , 1-5.
  • Gomes, Emanuel, Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Zoogah, David, Wood, Geoffrey, Ping Li, Peter (2020). Guest editorial. Journal Of Knowledge Management, 24 (1), 1-7.
  • Meyer, Victor, Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Mamédio, Diórgenes Falcão, Nogueira, Danillo Prado (2020). Crisis management in high-reliability organizations: lessons from Brazilian air disasters. Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal.
  • Pierides, Dean, Clegg, Stewart, Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2020). The historical embededness of organizational paradoxes: risk-related rituals and realities in emergency management. Resarch in the Sociology of Organizations.
  • Rego, Arménio, Vitória, Andreia, Ribeiro, Tânia, Ribeiro, Leonor, Lourenço-Gil, Rui, Leal, Susana, Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2020). Attitudes and HRM decisions toward older workers in Africa: exploring contradictions through an empirical study. International Journal Of Human Resource Management.
  • Rego, Arménio, Cavazotte, Flávia, Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Valverde, Camilo, Meyer, Marcel, Giustiniano, Luca (2020). Gritty leaders promoting employees’ thriving at work. Journal of Management.
  • Rego, Arménio, Melo, Ana I., Bluhm, Dustin J., Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Júnior, Dálcio Reis (2020). Leader-expressed humility predicting team psychological safety: a personality dynamics lens. Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Rodrigues, Filipa Rocha, Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Castanheira, Filipa, Bal, P. Matthijs, Jansen, Paul G.W. (2020). Person-job fit across the work lifespan: the case of classical ballet dancers. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 118.
  • Zoogah, David B., Gomes, Emanuel, Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2020). Autochthonous management knowledge/knowledge management in Africa. Journal Of Knowledge Management, 24 (6), 1493-1512.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Fortes, Armanda, Gomes, Emanuel, Rego, Arménio, Rodrigues, Filipa (2019). Ambidextrous leadership, paradox and contingency: evidence from Angola. International Journal Of Human Resource Management, 30 (4), 702-727.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Rego, Arménio, Munro, Iain (2019). Dogs in organizations. Human Relations, 72 (4), 778-800.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Giustiniano, Luca, Rego, Arménio, Clegg, Stewart (2019). "Heaven or Las Vegas": competing institutional logics and individual experience. European Management Review, 16 (3), 781-798.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Clegg, Stewart (2019). Improvisation in the learning organization: a defense of the infra-ordinary. Learning Organization, 26 (3), 238-251.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Bednarek, Rebecca, Smith, Wendy (2019). Integrative ambidexterity: one paradoxical mode of learning. Learning Organization, 26 (4), 425-437.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Neves, Pedro, Clegg, Stewart, Costa, Sandra, Rego, Arménio (2019). Paradoxes of organizational change in a merger context. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, 14 (3), 217-240.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Putnam, Linda L. (2019). Paradox theory and the paradox of success. Strategic Organization, 17 (1), 95-106.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Simpson, Ace Volkmann, Clegg, Stewart, Rego, Arménio (2019). Speak! Paradoxical effects of a managerial culture of ‘speaking up’. British Journal of Management, 30 (4), 829-846.
  • Gaim, Medhanie, Clegg, Stewart, Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2019). Managing impressions rather than emissions: Volkswagen and the false mastery of paradox. Organization Studies.
  • López, Aníbal, Neves, Pedro, Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2019). A high-growth firm contingency test of the formalization-performance relationship. Journal of Small Business Management, 57 (S2), 374-396.
  • Nicolás J. B. Wiedeman, Nicolás J. B., Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Clegg, Stewart (2019). Rethinking resistance as an act of improvisation: Lessons from the 1914 Christmas truce. Organization Studies.
  • Rego, Arménio, Yam, Kai Chi, Owens, Bradley P., Story, Joana S. P., Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Bluhm, Dustin, Lopes, Miguel Pereira (2019). Conveyed leader PsyCap predicting leader effectiveness through positive energizing. Journal of Management, 45 (4), 1689-1712.
  • Rego, Arménio, Owens, Bradley, Yam, Kai Chi, Bluhm, Dustin, Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Silard, Anthony, Gonçalves, Lurdes, Martins, Mafalda, Simpson, Ace Volkmann, Liu, Wenxing (2019). Leader humility and team performance: exploring the mediating mechanisms of team PsyCap and task allocation effectiveness. Journal of Management, 45 (3), 1009-1033.
  • Rego, Arménio, Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2019). Líderes: Força fraca, fraqueza forte. Human Resources Portugal.
  • Abrantes, António Cunha Meneses, Passos, Ana Margarida, Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Santos, Catarina Marques (2018). Bringing team improvisation to team adaptation: the combined role of shared temporal cognitions and team learning behaviors fostering team performance. Journal of Business Research, 84, 59-71.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Rego, Arménio, Simpson, Ace Volkmann, Clegg, Stewart (2020). Positive organizational behaviour: a reflective approach. Routledge.
  • Rego, Arménio, Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2020). Paradoxos da liderança: gerir contradições, dilemas e tensões da vida organizacional. Sílabo.
  • Clegg, Stewart, Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2019). Management, organizations and contemporary social theory. 1st. ed.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Rego, Arménio, Rego, Tomás Mota (2019). Superequipas: orientações para a criação de verdadeiras equipas . 3ª ed., revista ed. Actual Editora.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Rego, Arménio, Cabral-Cardoso, Carlos (2019). Teoria das organizações e da gestão: uma perspectiva histórica. 1 ed.
  • Rego, Arménio, Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2019). Que líder sou eu?: Manual de apoio ao desenvolvimento de competências de liderança. 3ª ed. Edições Sílabo, Lda..
  • Clegg, Stewart, Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Gaim, Medhanie, Wåhlin, Nils (2020). The temporal-enduring paradox: the case of Umeå Capital of Culture 2014. Tensions and paradoxes in temporary organizing. Braun, Timo, Lampel, Joseph (Eds.), Vol. 67, 37-60.
  • Smith, Wendy K., Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2020). A paradoxical approach to hybridity: integrating dynamic equilibrium and disequilibrium perspectives. RSO.
  • Clegg, Stewart, Simpson, Ace Volkmann, Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Rego, Arménio (2019). Hope in business organizing for societal progress: three narratives. Organizing Hope: Narratives for a better future. Ericsson, Daniel, Kostera, Monika (Eds.), 61-71.
  • Clegg, Stewart, Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2019). Liquefying modernity: Zygmunt Bauman as organization theorist. 1st. ed. Management, organizations and contemporary social theory. Clegg, Stewart, Cunha, Miguel Pina e (Eds.), 271-289.
  • Clegg, Stewart, Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2019). Management, organizations and contemporary social theory. 1st. ed. Management, organizations and contemporary social theory. Clegg, Stewart, Cunha, Miguel Pina e (Eds.), 1-18.
  • Clegg, Stewart, Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2019). Post-leadership leadership: mastering the new liquidity. 1st. ed. After Leadership. Carroll, Brigid, Firth, Josh, Wilson, Suze (Eds.), 175-194.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2019). Difusão da responsabilidade. 1 ed. Dicionário de Psicologia. Baptista, Telmo Mourinho, Neto, David Dias (Eds.), 154.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Clegg, Stewart (2019). Management, organizations and contemporary social theory: an index of possibilities. 1st. ed. Management, organizations and contemporary social theory. Clegg, Stewart, Cunha, Miguel Pina e (Eds.), 290-303.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2019). Persuasão. Dicionário de Psicologia. Batista, Telmo Mourinho, Neto, David Dias (Eds.), 366.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2019). Psicologia das organizações. 1 ed. Dicionário de Psicologia. Baptista, Telmo Mourinho, Neto, David Dias (Eds.), 343.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2019). Psicologia política. Dicionário de Psicologia. Baptista, Telmo Mourinho, Neto, David Dias (Eds.), 371-372.
  • Rego, Arménio, Valverde , Camilo, Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2019). Engajamento e desempenho: a liderança focada no desenvolvimento das forças dos liderados. 1 ed. Humanizar as organizações: novos sentidos para a gestão de pessoas. Marujo, Helena Águeda, Neto, Luís Miguel, Ceitil, Mário (Eds.).
  • Rego, Arménio, Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2019). Liderança. Empreendipédia: dicionário de educação para o empreendedorismo. Jardim, Jacinto, Franco, José Eduardo (Eds.), 465-472.
  • Rego, Arménio, Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2019). Prefácio: Barnard Redux. 1ª ed. As funções do executivo. 7-10.
  • Simpson, Ace Volkmann, Farr-Wharton, Ben, Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Reddy, Prasuna (2019). Organizing organizational compassion subprocesses and mechanisms: a pratical model. The power of compassion. Galiana, Laura, Martínez, Noemí Sansó (Eds.), 339-358.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Giustiniano, Luca, Neves, Pedro, Rego, Arménio (2018). Improvising agility: organizations as structured-extemporaneous hybrids. Learning and innovation in hybrid organizations: Strategic and organizational insights. Boccardelli, Paolo, Annosi, Maria Carmela, Brunetta, Federica, Magnusson, Mats (Eds.), 231-254.