Doing Culture at OutSystems: Managing with just a few “big rules”

The growth of OutSystems, a knowledge-intensive IT company headquartered in Portugal with offices in the US, the Netherlands, and Singapore, has been accompanied by efforts to create a strong culture, one that preserves the traits that have supported its growth, such as innovation, adaptability, high performance, and accountability…This case presents the lessons OutSystems learned from previous international experiences and its latest growth model via local partners.
This case study is appropriate for MBA and Master level courses in management. The case is designed to be used in organizational behavior, leadership, change management, or organizational design courses. It might also be used in courses focusing on innovation, human resource management, international business, and entrepreneurship.

Author: Maria João Arrulo de Lima Melo, Miguel Pina e Cunha, Arménio Rego
Reference Number: NSBE-15-14001
Number of pages: 23
Publisher: Nova School of Business and Economics
Teaching Notes: Yes
Language: English
Price: € 3,50

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