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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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SOUZA, Denise Clementino de  and  DIAS, Sônia Maria Rodrigues Calado. Conductors of life: the influence of the mentoring and social network phenomena on executives of a transportation company. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2008, vol.8, n.1, pp. 25-45. ISSN 1984-6657.

The objective of this paper was to analyze how mentoring and social network phenomenon influences the executive development. The research was based in a qualitative perspective and used as methodology the oral life history. It was based in an executive's networking who is a partner and president of a transportation company with national and international actuation. The data analysis technique used was the content analysis and the UCINET 6 software was used to support the networking construction. The current study has concluded that the mentor networking has a positive influence in professional and personal executives development. In general, this study contributed to understand better the mentoring and networking relationships phenomenon in the Brazilian reality

Keywords : mentor; mentoring; social network; UCINET 6.

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