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Organisational Behaviour 6e and its rich suite of digital educational resources leads the market in this exciting field. Now in its sixth edition, the engaging text has been developed to satisfy the evolving needs of learners and academics with its offerings of contemporary theory and research, real-world examples, learning resources and visually stimulating design.


New and updated discussions of current theories and practice that encourage critical analysis.

Features that reinforce the text's Asia-Pacific focus as well as its global orientation


New OB Insight and OB Ethics features
New and revised chapter opening vignettes
New end-of-chapter and holistic case studies help students practise their diagnostic skills and apply OB concepts
Updated OB by the Numbers features highlight interesting survey results


Organisational Behaviour 6e is recognised for its up-to-date content presented in a clear, focused, accessible and thought-provoking style that enables learners to link theories with real-world practices.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 584 pages
  • 84 x 107 x 8mm
  • McGraw-Hill Education / Australia
  • Australia
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 1760421642
  • 9781760421649
  • 634,135

Table of contents

PART 1 Introduction Chapter 1 Introduction to the field of organisational behaviour
PART 2 Individual behaviour and processes Chapter 2 Individual behaviour, personality and values Chapter 3 Perceiving ourselves and others in organisations Chapter 4 Workplace emotions, attitudes and stress Chapter 5 Foundations of employee motivation Chapter 6 Applied performance practices Chapter 7 Decision making and creativity
PART 3 Team processes Chapter 8 Team dynamics Chapter 9 Communicating in teams and organisations Chapter 10 Power and influence in the workplace Chapter 11 Conflict and negotiation in the workplace Chapter 12 Leadership in organisational settings
PART 4 Organisational processes Chapter 13 Designing organisational structures Chapter 14 Organisational culture Chapter 15 Organisational change
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About Steven McShane

Steven L. McShane is Winthrop Professor of Management at the University of Western Australia (UWA) Business School, where he receives high teaching ratings from students in Perth, Singapore, Manila, and other cities where UWA offers its programs. He previously taught in the business faculties at Simon Fraser University and Queen's University in Canada. Steve has conducted executive programs with Nokia, TUEV-SUED, Wesfarmers Group, Main Roads WA, McGraw-Hill, ALCOA World Alumina Australia, and many other organizations. He is also a popular visiting speaker, having given numerous invited presentations over the past four years to faculty and students in the United States, China, India, Canada, the Philippines, Malaysia, and other countries.
Steve earned his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in organizational behavior, human resource management, and labor relations. He also holds a Master of Industrial Relations from the University of Toronto, and an undergraduate degree from Queen's University in Canada. Steve is a past President of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (the Canadian equivalent of the Academy of Management) and Director of Graduate Programs in the business faculty at Simon Fraser University.
Along with coauthoring Organizational Behavior, Sixth Edition, Steve is coauthor of M: Organizational Behavior (2012) with Mary Ann Von Glinow; Organisational Behaviour on the Pacific Rim, Third Edition (2010) with Mara Olekahns (University of Melbourne) and Tony Travaglione (Curtin University); and Canadian Organizational Behaviour, Eighth Edition (2013) with Sandra Steen (University of Regina). Steve is also coauthor of editions or translations of his organizational behavior book in China, India, Quebec, Taiwan, and Brazil. Steve has published several dozen articles and conference papers on workplace values, training transfer, organizational learning, exit-voice-loyalty, employee socialization, wrongful dismissal, media bias in business magazines, ad diverse topics.
Steve enjoys spending his leisure time swimming, body board surfing, canoeing, skiing, and traveling with his wife and two daughters.
Mara Olekalns

Mara Olekalns is an expert in the fields of negotiation and conflict resolution.

Her research focuses on communication processes in negotiation. She is interested in how the timing and sequencing of negotiation strategies affects negotiators' outcomes, particularly their ability to create value in the negotiation; and als in identifying the contextual, cognitive and dispositional factors that shape strategy choice and sequencing. More recently, she investigated the impact of first impressions and turning points on trust in negotiation.

In addition to her role at MBS, Mara has been a Visiting Research Scholar at Kellogg Graduate School of Management's Dispute Resolution Research Centre. She has held lecturing positions at the University of Melbourne and University of Otago, as well as a range of management positions in the Australian Public Service. She also has considerable experience as a presenter on executive development programs.

Mara has published in leading international management, psychology and communication journals, and has presented her work extensively at international conferences. She was a board member of the International Association of Conflict Management and is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Conflict Management.
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