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Professor Rodrigo Magalhaes
Dean of Students at Kuwait College of Science and Technology

Rodrigo Magalhaes is Professor of Management, specializing in Information Systems and Organization, currently serving as Dean of Students at the Kuwait College of Science and Technology. He is affiliated to the Centre for Organization Design and Engineering, INOV, in Lisbon, Portugal and to the Centre for Spacial and Organizational Dynamics, University do Algarve, also in Portugal. He was formerly Dean at the Kuwait-Maastricht Business School in Kuwait, and a faculty member at the School of Management and Economics at the Catholic University of Portugal, in Lisbon. He also held a visiting position at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Instituto Superior Tecnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal. Prof Magalhães is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the newly established journal by Springer Organization Design and Enterprise Engineering, and has an extensive publishing record in the areas of information systems management, organizational change, knowledge management, organization learning, business process management, e-HRM and e-learning. He holds a PhD from The London School of Economics, University of London and a MBA from University of Sheffield, UK.


Authored Books


  • Magalhães, Rodrigo (2005). Fundamentos da Gestão do Conhecimento Organizacional [Foundations of Organizational Knowledge Management]. Lisboa. Sílabo Editora
  • Magalhães, Rodrigo (2004). Organizational Knowledge and Technology: an action-oriented approach to organization and information systems. London: E. Elgar.


Edited Books


  • Aveiro, David; Pergl, Robert; Guizzardi, Giancarlo; Almeida, João Paulo; Magalhães, Rodrigo; Lekkerkerk, Hans (Eds) (2017). Advances in Enterprise Engineering XI: 7th Enterprise Engineering Working Conference, EEWC 2017, Antwerp, Belgium, May 8-12, 2017, Proceedings, (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing)
  • Magalhães, Rodrigo (Ed) (2014). Organization Design and Engineering: coexistence, cooperation or integration? London: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Magalhães, R.; Sanchez, R. (Eds) (2009). Autopoiesis in Organization Theory and Practice, London: Emerald.


Book Chapters


  • Magalhaes, Rodrigo; Tribolet, Jose & Zacarias, Marielba. (2018) “Organizational Identity and Self-Awareness: creating convergence between Enterprise Engineering and Organizational Design”. Book chapter in Digital transformation: concepts and definitions, edited by Bas van Gils and H.A. (Erik) Proper. Forthcoming
  • Magalhaes, Rodrigo; Magalhães, Rodrigo (2014). An Explanatory Framework of the Dynamics of Organization Design and Engineering (ODE), in Rodrigo Magalhães (ed), Organization Design and Engineering: coexistence, cooperation or integration? London: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Ruel, Huub; Magalhães, Rodrigo; Chiemeke, C. C. (2011). Human Resource Information Systems: an integrated research agenda in T. V. Bondarouk; H.J.M. Ruel; J.C. Looise (Eds), Electronic HRM in Theory and Practice. Emerald
  • Magalhaes, Rodrigo; Magalhães, Rodrigo; Tribolet, José (2009). Engenharia Organizacional: das partes ao todo e do todo às partes na dialéctica entre pessoas e sistemas [Organizational Engineering: from the parts to the whole and from the whole to the parts in a dialectic between people and systems] in Silvia Generali Costa, Leandro Medeiros Vieira e Jorge Nascimento Rodrigues (eds), Ventos de Mudança”, Editora Fundo de Cultura, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Zacarias, M.; Magalhães, R.; Tribolet, J. –(2009). Modeling Human Resources in the Emergent Organization, in Tanya Bondarouk, Ewan Oiry, Karine Guiderdoni-Jourdain, and Huub Ruël (Eds), Handbook of Research on E-Transformation and Human Resources Management Technologies: Organizational Outcomes and Challenges, IGI Global, Hershey, PA
  • Zacarias, M.; Magalhães, R.; Caetano, A.; Pinto, H. S.; Tribolet, J. M. (2007). Towards Organizational Self-Awareness: An Architecture and Ontology Framework in P. Ritten (ed) Handbook of Ontologies for Business Interaction, IRM Press, Hershey, PA
  • Magalhães, Rodrigo (2005). Uma Noite em Bayswater ou os Novos Paradigmas Organizacionais [An Evening in Bayswater or the New Organizational Paradigms]. In L. Amaral; R. Magalhães; C. C. Morais; A. Serrano; C. Zorrinho (eds). Sistemas de Informação Organizacionais. Lisboa. Sílabo Editora
  • Magalhães, Rodrigo (2003). Perspectives on ICT Innovation and Organizational Context. In C. Avgerou (ed) The Economics of ICT Innovation. London: E. Elgar.


Articles in peer-reviewed journals


  • Magalhães, Rodrigo (2018). Design Discourse for Organization Design: Foundations in Human-Centered Design. Forthcoming in Design Issues (Journal)
  • Magalhães, Rodrigo (2018). Human-Centered Organization Design. Forthcoming in Design Journal
  • Magalhães, Rodrigo & Proper, H. A. (2017) Model-enabled Design & Engineering of Organisations and their Enterprises. Organisational Design & Enterprise Engineering, vol 1, nº 1, 1–12 (new journal by Springer)
  • Magalhães, Rodrigo Musallam, Basim (2014).. Investigating Electronic Word-of-Mouth Motivations in the Middle East: Twitter as Medium and Message. Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations, 12 (3) Jul-Sep
  • Magalhães, Rodrigo Al-Saad, Shereen M. (2013). Corporate Governance in Islamic Financial Institutions: the issues surrounding unrestricted investment account holders. Corporate Governance (Journal), vol 13, nº 1
  • Magalhães, Rodrigo (2011). Re-interpreting Organization Design in the Light of Enacted Cognition Theory. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Vol 28, nº 6, 2011, 663–679