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Organisational Behaviour: Core Concepts and Applications, 5th Australian Edition

Organisational Behaviour, 5th Australian Edition (Wood et al.) presents Organisational Behaviour in an interactive digital format designed to motivate students by taking the road blocks out of self-study and to facilitate engagement through the integration of in-situ practice, insights and applications.

Available as a full colour printed textbook with an interactive eBook code, this title enables  every student to master concepts and succeed in assessment. Lecturers are supported with an extensive, easy-to-use teaching and learning package.


Designed for Learning

Current & Relevant Content

Authors have covered many new and contemporary workforce themes, such as the impact of disruptive technologies, the agile workforce and the gig economy.

Expert Insights

Interviews with Atlassian staff provide a variety of current and interesting perspectives and insights on Organisational Behaviour.

Perceptive Assessments

The online skills assessments allow students to reflect on their own organisational personalities, so they can relate better to the psychological concepts covered in the text.

Powerful Digital Capabilities

Available as a full colour printed textbook with an interactive eBook code, this title enables every student to master concepts and succeed in assessment. Lecturers are supported with an extensive, easy-to-use teaching and learning package.

Wiley Interactive E-Text
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Practitioner videos
Practitioner videos

Video insights from practitioners help students connect course concepts with real-world local cases


Animations and interactivities embedded at the point of learning bring course concepts to life

Concept Check
Concept Check

Students can test their comprehension and get instant feedback with interactive Concept Check questions, embedded at the point of learning.

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Search, highlight & annotate

Students can test their comprehension and get instant feedback with interactive Concept Check questions, embedded at the point of learning.

14 Organisational Behaviour Topics

  • Chapter 1. What is organisational behaviour?
  • Chapter 2. Individual attributes and their effects on job performance
  • Chapter 3. Motivation and empowerment
  • Chapter 4. Learning, reinforcement and self-management
  • Chapter 5. Job design, goal setting and flexible work arrangements
  • Chapter 6. Groups and group dynamics
  • Chapter 7. Teamwork and team building
  • Chapter 8. Organisational structure and design
  • Chapter 9. Organisational culture
  • Chapter 10. Power, politics and influence in organisations
  • Chapter 11. Leadership
  • Chapter 12. Decision making
  • Chapter 13. Communication, conflict and negotiation in organisations
  • Chapter 14. Organisational change and innovation

Team of Authors

Professor Jack Wood (PhD, Alberta, Canada) has held numerous senior management positions in higher education, including Deputy Vice-Chancellor International and Corporate at Central Queensland University; Professor of Management, Associate Dean International and Director of International Programs within the Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University; MBA Director at both the University of Sydney and Monash University; and he was the Foundation Professor in Management at Monash–Mt Eliza Business School. He has published over ninety articles on management education, and is the author of and a contributor to a number of books in this field. His major research interests are knowledge management, the virtual workplace, work time options and improvements to the performance of Australian expatriate management, with special reference to Asia. He has been an Australian delegate to Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Osaka, Japan, and has also worked as a consultant for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris and for the New Ways to Work organisation in San Francisco. Jack Wood has served as an executive member of the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) for a number of years.
Dr Rachid Zeffane is Professor of Management (Org Behaviour and HRM) in the College of Business Administration at the University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. He received his Master’s Degree and PhD from the Cardiff Business School, UK. Prior to joining the University of Sharjah, he held academic positions at Griffith University, the University of Newcastle and Deakin University (Australia) and has served as head of the department of business administration for six years. He has published over 100 research articles which are highly cited and his Google Scholar citations index shows more than 2600 citations with high index. Rachid’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of management, organisational behaviour and human resource management.
Michele Fromholtz was previously an Adjunct Lecturer in Management at Charles Sturt University, New South Wales. She holds a BBA, a BA, a MPA and a GradCertUnivLearn&Teach. She has been employed in public sector organisations and involved in several community organisations. She has also served on boards of directors for a local Business Enterprise Centre, a Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and aWriters Centre. Most of her consultancy and research work has been in the areas of human behaviour in regional and community development. She also has a strong interest in organisational culture and workplace folklore, and the decision-making behaviour of public policy implementers.
Dr Retha Wiesner is Professor of Management in the School of Management and Enterprise at the University of Southern Queensland. Retha’s research and scholarly focus is on how business leaders can propel their businesses and maximise performance outcomes for their firms through entrepreneurial strategies, high performance management and organisational behaviour strategies. She has led large research and development projects of over $5 million in the last five years. She has published extensively in Australia and overseas, and is actively involved as a research and capacity building consultant in Australian organisations. She has co-authored ten books in the areas of organisational behaviour, management and human resource management.
Dr Rachel Morrison was awarded her PhD in organisational psychology from Massey University (NZ) after completing postgraduate and professional qualifications in applied psychology at Auckland University (NZ). She currently teaches undergraduate and postgraduate organisational behaviour within the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, AUT University (NZ). She has published articles in a variety of academic management and psychology journals, and has co-edited two books: Friends and Enemies in Organizations: A Work Psychology Perspective and Relationships in Organizations: A Work Psychology Perspective, authoring several chapters within these volumes. Her research interests include relationships in the workplace, gender and equity issues, political skill, work–life balance, and social capital and liabilities.
Aharon Factor (BSc, MSc, PhD) began his academic career studying at Kings College, University of London, and holds a PhD from the Aarhus Business School, University of Aarhus, in Denmark. He has a diverse working background with experience as a sustainability consultant and subsequent engagement with academic teaching and research. He has worked as a lecturer in business sustainability and management at several universities in Australia and currently works independently as an academic and consultant. His field of research is focused toward the sustainability behaviours of Australian small- and medium-sized businesses. He has worked in this area with the Australian Government in Canberra and the Australian Academy of Sciences.
Tui McKeown (BA (Hons), MA, PhD) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management, Monash Business School, Monash University. She has been working in education for over 20 years. Her research agenda is aimed at an active examination of the changing nature of work — with a specific focus on the smallest of small business (Nano businesses in fact) as a way of working which offers a practically grounded understanding of the nature, dimensions and relations of work. Tui’s work on nanobusiness offers an applied crossing point between small business, self-employment and entrepreneurship. She has published both domestically and internationally in academic and practitioner journals and books. Tui is President of the Small Enterprise Association of Australia and NZ (SEAANZ, and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Management & Organization ( as well as a board member of the South Oakleigh Wildlife Shelter (

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