CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Robert Wood

 

Personal Data

Position:                 Professor, University of New South Wales

Address:                Australian Graduate School of Management

Sydney NSW Australia 2052
Tel. 61 2 9311 7852
Fax. 61 2 9694 1752
Email. rwood@agsm.edu.au

 

Education

B.B.,  Curtin University of Technology (1972)

Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, University of Washington, Seattle (1980).

                                               

Academic Appointments           

1999 –2001:                 Visiting Professor, Kellogg GSM, Northwestern University

1996 – present:   Professor, AGSM, University of New South Wales
1996-1997, Head, Organizational Cluster

1990 – 1995:      Professor, University of Western Australia

                                         Head, Department of Management (1990-1991 & 1995)               

1992-1994:        Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Western Australia

1987                   Visiting Scholar, Department of Psychology, Stanford University

1983-1989         Senior Lecturer (initially Lecturer), AGSM, University of New South Wales.

1980-1983         Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, U.S.A.

 

Honors and Awards

Hessen State Guest Professorship, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany. (January – March, 1999)

AGSM Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award (1998)

Research Fellowship, Institute of Social Research, Osaka, Japan (October-November, 1994).

Keynote Speaker, 42nd Annual Meeting, Japanese Group Dynamics Association, October, 1994.

Edna Benson Fellowship, University of Washington (1979-1980)

BHP Scholarship (1972)

 

Professional Memberships & Service

Academy of Management - USA

-          Best Paper Committee, 1999

-          Terry Book Award Committee, 2000

-          Chair, OB Division International Task Force 2001-

Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management

-          Executive Committee, 2001-

American Psychological Society

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

-          Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award Committee, 2000

International Congress of Applied Psychology
American Psychological Association
Australian Institute of Human Resources

Editorial Board Memberships

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (1988-

Applied Psychology: An International Review (Associate Editor, 1997 - )

Academy of Management Journal (1996 – 1999)

 

 

Journal Reviewer

Journal of Applied Psychology

Human Relations

Australian Journal of Management

Australian Psychologist

Academy of Management Review

Basic and Applied Social Psychology

Australian Journal of Public Administration

 

Research

My research includes two streams of studies, one built around experimental studies of basic processes and the other around applied field studies. Both streams of research address how motivational and cognitive processes interact to influence performance on complex tasks (such as managerial problem solving and decision making tasks) within a social cognitive theory framework.
 

Research Funding

Regular recipient of competitive research grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC) and industry since 1983.

 

Books & Research Monographs

R. E. Wood and M. Maguire, “Private Pay for Public Work: Performance Pay Schemes for Public Sector Managers”, OECD, Paris, 235, pages, (1993) ISBN 92-64-13823-4

 

R.E. Wood  “Performance pay schemes for public sector managers: An evaluation of the impacts” Public Management Occasional Papers, OECD, Paris, 73 pages, (1997)

 

Refereed articles and book chapters (* reprinted in anthologies)

T.R. Mitchell and R.E. Wood, "An empirical test of an attributional model of leaders' responses to poor performance."  Proceedings, National Academy of Management, 94-99, (1979).

 

*T.R.Mitchell and R.E. Wood, "Supervisors' responses to subordinate poor performance: A test of

                an attributional model".  Organizational Behavior and Human Performance, 25, 123-138,(1980).

 

R.E.Wood and T.R. Mitchell, "Manager Behavior in a social context:  The impact of impression management on attributions and disciplinary action".  Organizational Behavior and Human Performance, 28, 356-378, (1981).

 

T.R. Mitchell, S.G. Green and R.E. Wood,” An attributional model of leadership and the poor performing subordinate: Development and validation".  In B. Staw and L.L. Cummings (Eds.), Research in Organizational Behavior, Volume 3, 197-234, JAI Press, (1981).

 

*R.E. Wood, F. Hull and K. Azumi, "Evaluating Quality Circles: the American application".  California Management Review,  XXVI, 37-53, Fall (1983).

 

R.E.Wood, "Quality Circles: A management technique for the 1980's?"  In J. Naughton and P.B. Whitten (Eds.), Systems Organization.  Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt, 61-67, (1983).

 

R.E. Wood and T.C. Bailey, "Some unanswered questions about goal effects: A recommended change in research methods".  Australian Journal of Management, 10, 61-73, (1985).

 

R.E. Wood, R.R. Collins, S. Arasu and L Entrekin, "National Survey of Performance Appraisal Practices".  In Personnel Management.  Sydney: CCH Australia Ltd., November (1985).

 

*R.E. Wood, "Task complexity: Definition of the construct".  Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 37, 60-82, (1986).

 

R.E.Wood, A.J. Mento and E.A, Locke, "Task complexity as a moderator of goal effects: A meta-analysis".  Journal of Applied Psychology, 72, 416-425, (1987).

 

R.E. Wood and S. Arasu,  "The effects of positive versus negative feedback on role ambiguity".  Australian Journal of Management, 12, 91-101, (1987)

 

R.E.Wood and E.A. Locke, "The relation of self-efficacy and grade goals to academic performance".  Educational and Psychological Measurement, 47, 1013-1024, (1987).

 

R.E. Wood, "Performance Appraisal in the reform of public sector management practices".  In A. Fells, C. Selby-Smith, D. Corbett and R. Smith (Eds.), Public Personnel Management: Recent trends and future directions, Melbourne: Public Sector Management Institute, (1989).

 

R.E.Wood and A. Bandura, "Impact of conceptions of ability on self-regulatory mechanisms and complex decision-making", Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 56, 407-415, (1989).

 

*R.E. Wood and A. Bandura, "Social cognitive theory of organizational management," Academy of Management Review, 14, 361-384, (1989).

 

A. Bandura and R.E. Wood, "Effect of perceived controllability and performance standards on self-regulation of complex decision-making", Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 56, 805-814, (1989)

 

M.J. Aitken and R.E.Wood, "Employee Stock Ownership Plans: Issues and evidence", Journal of Industrial Relations, 31, 147-168, (1989).

 

*R.E. Wood and E.A. Locke, "Goal setting and strategy effects on complex tasks".  In B. Staw and L.L. Cummings (Eds.), Research in Organizational Behavior, Volume 12, 73-109, (1990).

 

R.E. Wood, A. Bandura and T. Bailey, "Mechanisms governing organizational performance in complex decision-making environments", Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 46, 181-201, (1990).

 

K. Trotman and R.E. Wood, "A meta-analysis of studies on internal control judgements".  Journal of Accounting Research , 29, 180 - 192, (1991).

 

R.R. Collins and R.E. Wood, “National Survey of Performance Appraisal Practice”.  In Personnel Management.  Sydney:  CCH Australia Ltd., (1991).

 

R.E. Wood, “Coaching for effective performance”.  The Employer, SNEF, 5-8, (1991).

 

D.Cervone, N Jiwani and R.E. Wood, "Goal setting and the differential influences of  self-regulatory processes on complex decision-making performance"  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology , 61, 257 - 266 (1991).

 

R.E. Wood, “Performance pay and related compensation practices in Australian state public sector organisations”, OECD Occasional Papers in Public Sector Management June, 9-39, (1991).

 

M. Maguire and R.E. Wood, “Private Pay for Public Work”, OECD Observer, 175, 29 - 35, (1992).

 

E. Walton and R.E. Wood, "Self-regulation in Organisational Psychology", Applied Psychology: An International Review,  41, 154-159, (1992)

 

R.E. Wood and V. Marshall, “Performance appraisal: Practice, problems and issues” OECD Occasional Papers in Public Sector Management, June, 5-37, (1993).

 

R.E. Wood and M. Wood “Public administration for a competitive Australia: A new orthodoxy and new challenges”, Australian Journal of Public Administration, 52, Sept., 1-6, (1993).

 

T.R Mitchell and R.E. Wood, “Managerial goal setting” Journal of Leadership Studies, 1, 3-26, (1994).

 

R.E. Wood “Strategic compensation: Paying the person” in S.R. de Silva (Ed) Human Resources Development and Industrial Relations Issues in a Changing World, Bangkok, ILO, 31-51, (1994).

 

R.E. Wood “Employee involvement and effective work teams” in S.R. de Silva (Ed) Human Resources Development and Industrial Relations Issues in a Changing World, Bangkok, ILO, 52-63, (1994).

 

L.M. Mathews, T.R. Mitchell, J. George-Falvy and R.E. Wood "Goal selection in a simulated managerial environment" Group and Organizational Studies, 19, 425-449, (1994).

 

R.E. Wood , "Performance pay as a coordinating mechanism in the Australian Public Service" Australian Journal of Public Administration, 54, 81-96, (1995).

 

D. Cervone and R.E.Wood, “Goals, Feedback and the differential influences of self-regulatory processes on a complex decision task”, Cognitive Therapy and Research, 19, 521-547 (1995).

 

V. Marshall, R.E. Wood and L. EntrekinAppraiser self-efficacy and performance appraisal outcomes” Proceedings of the British Academy of Management Annual Conference, pp 266-299, (1997).

 

C. Tabernero and R.E. Wood “Implicit theories versus the social construal of ability in self-regulation and performance on a complex task” Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 78 (2), 104-127 (1999).

R.E. Wood, P. B. Atkins and J. Bright “Bonuses, Goals and Instrumentality Effects” Journal of Applied Psychology, 84 (5), 703-720, (1999).

 

R.E. Wood, J. Allen, T. Pillinger and N. Kohn “360 Feedback: Theory, research and practice” in  Travaglione, A.  & Marshall, V. (Eds) Human Resource Strategies: An Applied Approach.  Sydney: McGraw Hill. pp 209-228 (2000).

 

R.E. Wood, B.M. Kakebeeke, S. Debowski and M. Frese “Impact of enactive exploration on intrinsic motivation, strategy and performance in electronic search” Applied Psychology: An International Review, 49 (2) 263-283, (2000).

V. Marshall and R.E. Wood “Accuracy and effectiveness in the performance appraisal process” Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 38(3) 62-90,  (2000).

R. E. Wood and C. Tabernero  “Conceptions of ability as determinants of self-efficacy and group efficacy”

(Concepción de capacidad como determinante de autoeficacia y eficacia grupal percibida) Apuntes de Psicología, 18, 1, 39-56, (2000).

 

R. E. Wood, P. B. Atkins and C. Tabernero  “Self efficacy and strategy on complex tasks” Applied Psychology: An International Review 49 (3) 430-446, (2000)

R. E. Wood, “Work Motivation: Theory, Research and Practice: Introduction to the Special Issue” Applied Psychology: An International Review 49 (3) 317-318, (2000).

 

P. Nesbit & R. Wood “Training to improve performance feedback: Lessons from a study in a technology setting” r&D Enterprise-Asia Pacific, (3) 18-25, (2000)

R. E. Wood, J.George-Falvy and S. Debowski (2001)  “Motivation and information search on complex tasks” in Erez, M., Klienbeck, U. & Thierry , H. (Eds.) Work Motivation in the context of a Globalizing Economy. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp 33-57.

 

P. Atkins, R.E. Wood, and P.J. Rutgers  “The effects of feedback format on dynamic decision making” submitted to Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (in press)

 

P. Atkins, and R.E. Wood Self versus others' ratings as predictors of assessment center ratings: Validation evidence for 360-feedback programs, Personnel Psychology (in press)

S. Debowski, R.E. Wood and A. Bandura  (2001) "Impact of guided exploration and enactive exploration on self-regulatory mechanisms and information acquisition through electronic search” Journal of Applied Psychology, 86 (6), 1129-1141.

Higgs, M. D., Wood, R. E., and Tabernero, C., (2001) Individual Differences in Implicit Theory of Personality and Stereotyping Behaviour in Organisations. Proceedings 4th Australian Industrial & Organizational Psychology Conference, Australian Psychology Society
 Award: Best Paper award at the 4th Australian Industrial & Organizational Psychology Conference, also published in proceedings

 

 

Manuscripts currently under review

J Goodman & R.E. Wood "Feedback Specificity, Exploration, and Learning".  submitted to Journal of Applied Psychology (revise and resubmit)

R.E. Wood, V. Marshall  “Appraiser self-efficacy” submitted to Journal of Organizational Behavior (revise and resubmit)

 

R.E. Wood and J.R. Rossitter “Humor in management: A social cognitive analysis” submitted to Research in Organizational Behavior

 

M.D. Higgs and R.E. Wood “Individual Adaptation to Novel Situational Demands in Work Roles: A Cognitive-Affective Processing Model” submitted to Academy of Management Review. (Revise and resubmit)

 

R.E. Wood, S. Debowski, and J Goodman "Feedback interventions for electronic search” submitted to Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

 

R.E. Wood, K. Williams-Phillips and C. Tabernero " Implicit theories of ability, processing dynamics and performance in decision-making groups” submitted to Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Book reviews

R.E.Wood, "Toward a social psychological theory of bargaining", Contemporary Psychology, 28, 297-298, (1983).

 

R.E.Wood, "Personnel Management in Australia", Journal of Industrial Relations, 29, 264-265, (1987).

 

 

Major technical reports and other selected publications

R.E. Wood, "Quality Circles in Quandenny County" (case study).  In J Naughton and P.B. Whitten (Eds.), Systems Organization: Student Course Guide.  Duduque, Iowa:  Kendall/Hunt, 68-81,  (1983).

 

R.E.Wood,  "Design, implementation and operation of performance appraisal systems".

                Monograph plus a recorded set of Lectures.  University of N.S.W.  Department of Continuing Education, (1984).

 

R.E.Wood, "Job satisfaction and perceptions of managerial practices for Department of Main Roads Employees".  Report based on an employee survey for the N.S.W. Department of Main Roads, (1985).

 

R.E. Wood and J.C. Russell, "Staff Appraisal for the Senior Executive Service", Policy paper presented to the Federal Public Service Board and Departmental Secretaries, October, (1985).

 

R.E.Wood, "The 1987 survey of job satisfaction and managerial practices".  Report based on an employee survey for the N.S.W. Department of Main Roads, (1987).

 

R.E. Wood, "A report on the Pilot Study for the new staff appraisal and development systems".  Report based on evaluation of new appraisal systems for the N.S.W. Department of Main Roads, (1987).

 

R.E. Wood, Decentralisation, Discrimination and Dependency of Women's Wages. Women at

                Work - Pay and Performance Conference  Proceedings , Sydney, March 1992.

 

R.E.Wood, “Pay Reforms and the Performance Culture in the Public Service”.  Industrial Relations in the Public Sector, Conference Proceedings , 13 pages,  Sydney, March 1992.

 

R.E. Wood "Paying for performance in the APS".  Review of the Implementation of Performance-Based Pay, Report of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration, Parliament House, Canberra, 1993.

 

R.E. Wood "The impact of performance pay on the motivation and attitudes of senior public sector managers: A five nation study", OECD Technical Report, for PUMA - OECD, Paris, July 1995.

 

Invited Addresses  (partial list, * fully funded )

"Economic Development and HRM Strategies in the Asian Region", ILO Conference on Human Resource Development in Asia, Bangkok, Thailand, January, 1992.*

 

"Public Sector Management Reforms and Organization Cultures", OECD, Public Sector Management Lecture Series, Paris, France, July, 1992.*

 

Occasional Address, Graduation of Economics and Commerce Faculty, University of Western Australia, August, 1992.

 

"Educational strategies for human resource development", Malaysian Government and ASLI sponsored International Symposium on “Towards World Class Education - Making Malaysia into a Regional Education Center”, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October, 1993.*

 

"Developing motivated human resources in modern organizations" (keynote speaker) 12th Annual Symposium on Labor and Man in the 21st Century, Fukuoka, Japan, October 20, 1994.*

 

"Self-regulatory processes on complex decision tasks" (Keynote Speaker) 42nd Annual Meeting, Japanese Group Dynamics Association, Kyushu University, Japan, October 22, 1994.*

 

"Executive leadership in the reform of public corporations" Hong Kong Government Seminar on Serving the Community, October 26-27, 1995*

 

Conference Presentations (partial list, *refereed papers)

"An empirical test of an attributional model of leaders' responses to poor performance"  National Academy of Management (Organizational Behavior Division), Atlanta, Georgia, August 1979.*

 

"The development and dissemination of knowledge in an applied discipline".  National Academy of Management (Business Policy Division), Boston, Mass., August 1980.*

 

"Attributional confidence in performance appraisal".  American Psychological Association Annual Convention (Division 14), Washington, D.C., August 1982.*

 

"Self efficacy, goals and academic task performance".  American Psychological Association Annual Convention (Division 14), San Diego, August 1983.*

 

"Assessing goal effects through a research game” Management Educators' Conference, Griffith University, Queensland, August 1984.

 

"Task complexity and goal effects".  National Academy of Management (Organizational Behavior Division), San Diego, Calif., August 1985.*

 

"The use of experimental designs in policy research:  Rigor as a necessary condition for relevance"

                National Academy of Management (Business Policy Division), San Diego, Calif., August 1985.*

 

"The effects of positive versus negative feedback on role ambiguity".  Management Educators' Conference, Phillip Island, Vic., August 1985.

 

"Task complexity as a moderator of goal effects".  International Congress of Applied Psychology, Jerusalem, Israel, July 1986.*

 

"A theoretical analysis of goal setting on complex tasks".  American Psychological Association Annual Convention (Division 14), Washington, D.C., August 1986.*

 

"Using simulations for the study of organizational phenomena".  Stanford Spring Conference on Organizations, Asilomar, California., May 1987.

 

"Preconceptions, self-efficacy and strategy effects in managerial decision-making.  National

                Academy of Management (Organizational Behavior Division), Anaheim, August 1988.*

 

“Supervisory Self-efficacy and effective performance feedback” International Congress of Applied Psychology, Kyoto, Japan, July 1990.*

 

“Pay Reforms and the Performance Culture in the Public Service”. RIPAA (NSW) Conference on Industrial Relations in the Public Sector, Sydney, March 1992.

 

"The impact of team-based rewards on organizational commitment of public sector managers" International Congress of Applied Psychology, Madrid, Spain, July 1994.*

 

A social cognitive analysis of working smarter, not harder, on complex tasks” Academy of Management (Organizational Behavior Division), Cleveland, August 1996.*

 

“A micro analysis of bonuses based on end-of-period appraisals, goals and instrumentality beliefs” Academy of Management (Human Resources Division), Boston, August 1997.*

“Learning to control complex systems: The effects of goal content on performance and learning”

           International Congress of Applied Psychology, San Francisco, July 1998.*

 

"A social cognitive model of information search" International Congress of Applied Psychology, San Francisco, July 1998.*

“Motivation and strategies on complex tasks” International Congress of Applied Psychology, San Francisco, July 1998.*

 

“Self-efficacy and strategy on complex tasks” Academy of Management, Chicago, August 1999*

 

University Service

University of Western Australia

Member, University Senate, (1992 - 1995)

Member & Deputy Chair, University Research Committee, (1991 - 1994, 1995)

Chair, Equity Review Committee (1995)

Member, University Academic Council,  (1990 - 1991, 1993 -1995)

Alternate Dean, Faculty of Economics and Commerce, (1992).

Member of University Staff Development Committee (1990 - 1992)

University of New South Wales

Member, AGSM Research Committee (1996- )

Member, AGSM Dean’s Advisory Board  (1996, 1998)

Review of Kensington Colleges (1995)

University Council and Senior Management Retreat (1988)

Co-ordinator, AGSM MBA Program, (1983 - 1984)

University of Maryland

Member, University Human Subjects Review Committee (1981 - 1982)

 

Teaching

Teaching experience covers the development and delivery of a wide range of courses and topics in organizational behavior and human resource management, social cognitive theory and research methods to MBA students, executives and PhD students.  I have developed and delivered executive programs and seminars in the USA, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Hong Kong. My current teaching includes:

Human Resource Management (MBA & Executive Programs)
Managerial Decision Making (MBA & Executive Programs)
 Research Methods Seminar (PhD)

Social Cognitive Theory Seminar (PhD)


 I have supervised research students at the Honors, Masters and PhD levels. My former PhD students have been appointed to a range of academic and industry appointments in Australia and the USA. I am currently supervising 5 PhD students. I have also supervised students from overseas Universities (Sloan School - MIT, University of Salamanca – Spain, University of Amsterdam). One student won the 1998 David van Lennep Prize in the Netherlands for best thesis in organizational psychology.

 

Community Service and Consultancies

Advisor to Hong Kong Government on Human Resource Management Reforms (1992-)
Member, Performance Pay Advisory Council, NSW Government (1993 - 1996).

Member, Royal Perth Hospital (WA) Board (1993 -1994).

Chair, Management Committee, Health Promotion Development and Evaluation Program (1992 - 1994)

Advisor and research consultant on Public Sector Management Reforms to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris, France (1990 -1995)

Consultant and Advisor on Human Resource Management to International Labour Organisation (ILO), Asian Pacific Region, Bangkok, Thailand (1990 - 1994)

Member, Graduate School of Management (UWA), Management Advisory Board (1990-1994)

Advisor, Australian Government Public Service Board (1984-1988)

Consultant to a wide range of Australian and international corporations – list available (1980-1998)