Faculty & lecturers
Mr. Ron Alroy is a senior financial consultant and an IFRS instructor to business enterprises mostly publicly traded companies and to government units among which the Ministry of finance, the Ministry of Justice and the Tax Authority. He is an Israeli C.P.A and holds a BA in Business Administration and a Masters in Law. Mr. Alroy held a number of significant roles in Israel, including C.F.O of Clal Finance Ltd., Chief Accountant of the government and a Manager at the Professional Practice Department & Audit Manager at KPMG Israel. Mr. Alroy is also a member of the teaching staff of the College of Management Academic Studies, Ono Academic College and the Technion.
Prof. Beck received the B.Sc. degree in pure mathematics Cum Laude in 1991, the M.sc. degree in operations research Suma Cum laude and the Ph.D. degree in operations research -- all from Tel Aviv University (TAU), Tel Aviv, Israel. From 2003 to 2005 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Minerva Optimization Center, Technion, Haifa, Israel. Prof. Beck joined the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management in 2005
Dr. Gilad Chen is the Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Organizational Behavior and Department Chair in the Management & Organization Department, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. He received his bachelor degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1996, and his doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Mason University in 2001. Prior to joining the Smith School, Dr. Chen was on the faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Texas A&M University, and a visiting scholar at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Technion, and Tel-Aviv University. Dr. Chen teaches courses on a variety of organizational behavior, human resource management, and methodological topics. His research focuses on work motivation, adaptation, teams and leadership, with particular interest in understanding the complex interface between individuals and the socio-technical organizational context. He has won several research awards, including the 2007 Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the 2008 Cummings Scholar Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. Dr. Chen is also an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and Society of Organizational Behavior. Dr. Chen’s research has appeared in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, and Research in Organizational Behavior. He is serving as Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology through 2013, and was recently appointed Incoming Editor (for 2014) and then Editor (2015-2020) of the Journal of Applied Psychology. He has also been serving as an editorial board member of the Academy of Management Journal.
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Gary Dushnitsky is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Academic Director of the Deloitte Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School. He also serves as a Senior Fellow at The Mack Center for Technological Innovation at The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania). Gary's work focuses on the economics of entrepreneurship and innovation. He explores the shifting landscape of entrepreneurial finance, exploring such topics as corporate venture capital, crowdfunding, and angel investors. Gary advises corporations in the Hi Tech, Food, Clean Tech, and Pharma sectors on a host of corporate venturing issues, and has been involved in several industry reports, as well as keynotes and panels such as the World Economic Forum, OECD, and others. His studies have been covered in the business media including Business Week, Dow Jones News, Entrepreneur Magazine, Financial Times, Les Echos. Gary's research appeared in leading academic journals and received several academic distinctions including the inaugural Kauffmann Junior Faculty Fellowship (2009), and several best dissertation prizes. Gary serves as a senior editor at Organization Science and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and is an elected officer of the international Strategic Management Society.
Niva Elkin-Koren is the former Dean of the University of Haifa Faculty of Law and the Founding Director of the Haifa Center for Law & Technology (HCLT). She received her LL.B from Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law in 1989, her LL.M from Harvard Law School in 1991, and her S.J.D from Stanford Law School in 1995. Her research focuses on the legal institutions that facilitate private and public control over the production and dissemination of information. She is a member of the Patent Authority Audit Commission, a member of the Academic Directors and Steering Committee of the Jerusalem Center for Ethics, Mishkenot Shaananim, a member of the International Academic Advisory Board of the Institute for Internet and Society and a co-founder of the Alliance of Israeli Institutions of Higher Education for Promoting Access to Scientific Materials. From 2002 to 2006 she was a Member of the Israeli Cinema Commission.
Ido Erev is the "ATS’ Women’s Division Professor" of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technion. His basic research focuses on the effect of economic incentives on human behavior. It shows large difference between decisions that are made based on a description of the incentive structure, and decision that are made based on past experience: People exhibit over sensitivity to rare events in "decisions from description," and the opposite bias in "decisions from experience." Prof. Erev applied work focuses on the implications of this pattern in the context of safety, rule enforcement, innovation and negotiation.
Miriam Erez - Professor of Organizational Psychology, Vice Dean of the MBA programs, Faculty of Ind. Eng. & Management, Technion and Founder and Chair of the Knowledge Center for Innovation. Her research focuses on: a) Creativity and Innovation; b) Cross - Cultural management; c) Work motivation. In 2005 she received the Israel Prize in Management Sciences and in 2002 the prize of the International Association of Applied Psychology.
Dr. Ze'ev Ganor is a serial entrepreneur with ten start-ups and over 30 years experience in senior management, R&D, international marketing & sales, and business development. In his entrepreneurial endeavors, Ze'ev has held various positions such as Chairman, CEO, Vice President, and a Board member in the fields of telecommunication, medical devices, ultrasonic precision motors, semiconductor equipment, automaton, robotics, medical imaging equipment, and computers. Previously he was in charge of system engineering and integration of a navigation and weapons delivery system for combat airplanes. Ze'ev has authored several text books in electronics and computer science, as well as over 30 patents' families in the fields of telecommunications, medical devices, precision motion systems, laser control, ultrasonic motors, textile machines, hard disks drives, cameras, and medical imaging systems. Ze'ev holds a B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering from the Technion, Israel’s premier technology-focused university, an MBA from Manchester University (UK), and a PhD in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship) from ARU University (UK). Dr. Ze'ev Ganor is also an Entrepreneurship Researcher, and a Senior Adjunct Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the Technion.
Oded Koenigsberg is Associate Professor of Marketing at the London Business School. He develops models that attempt to incorporate the cross-functional aspects of firms’ marketing management decisions. In particular, the bulk of his work focuses on incorporating logistical constraints into firms’ marketing decisions such as pricing, product design, channels and product line selection. Professor Koenigsberg teaches a core marketing course to MBA, Executive MBA and a course on analytical marketing models for PhD students. Prior to joining the School, he taught in Columbia University and worked as a manager of and a consultant to several public and privately owned companies. During his work in industry, he found out that marketing is the bottle neck for many firms as in most firms find it difficult to translate their offering into profits. That led him to join a Marketing department.
Dovev Lavie is an Associate Professor at the Technion, a Sloan Industry Studies Fellow, and a recipient of the Academy of Management Newman Award, Strategic Management Society Emerging Scholar Award, and INFORMS TMS Best Dissertation Award. He earned his Ph.D. at the Wharton School and served as an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Focusing on strategic management, his research interests include the evolution and performance implications of alliance portfolios, balancing exploration and exploitation, and applications of the resource-based view in interconnected technology-intensive industries. He has served as an Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal and on the editorial boards of the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Organization Science. He has also served on the Research Committee of the Academy of Management BPS Division, as Program Chair at Strategic Management Society conferences, and Co-founder and Organizer of the Israel Strategy Conference. He has taught various courses in strategic management at the Ph.D., undergraduate and executive MBA levels
Prof. Stephen Lu is the David Packard Chair in Manufacturing Engineering at University of Southern California. Prof. Lu is a world leading researcher, educator, entrepreneur, innovator, a strategist in technology, and education. His thirty-year’s successful career spans a wide range of professional, disciplinary, and geographical boundaries. He has excelled in both academic and business worlds, holding a permanent endowed chair professorship at a top American university and serving in executive and advisory roles at several global companies. He is an internationally-acclaimed expert in new product development, design thinking, collaborative engineering, and technological innovation. Professor Lu is also a pioneer and active leader in global higher education reforms. He is a senior Fellow of ASME and CIRP, and directs USC’s Product Development Engineering degree and the Viterbi iPodia (ViP) program.
Ronny Manos earned her PhD in Finance from the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. She has taught at the School of Business, College of Management Academic Studies, Israel and at Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, England. She has also taught on short courses on the International Executive Program of the Zicklin School of Business in Singapore, Taiwan and Paris and on the International Executive MBA, Graduate School of Management, University of Haifa. Ronny teaches a wide range of courses including investment theory and applications, quantitative tools for finance, microfinance and corporate finance. Her PhD thesis was on the topic of corporate finance in emerging markets and her recent research interests include such topics as corporate finance, corporate social responsibility and microfinance. Her work has appeared in journals such as: the Journal of Economics and Business, Advances in Financial Economics, Asia Pacific Journal of Financial Studies and the International Review of Economics & Finance amongst others. She has published a book on corporate finance; co-edited two books on microfinance; and co-edited a special issue of the International Journal of Financial Services Management on microfinance and banking services in emerging economies.
Steve Ohana is professor of finance at ESCP Europe, an elite French business school. His research interests cover commodity markets, asset allocation and systemic risk. He is also the co-founder of Riskelia, a research and asset management firm specialized in the early detection of extreme moves in financial assets.
Dr. Posen is an internationally recognized scholar in the domain of innovation and knowledge strategy — his research is informed by a prior engagement as an entrepreneur in the technology and retail sectors. Dr. Posen's research focuses on what he terms the “knowledge generation-erosion cycle." He seeks to understand the performance of innovation and knowledge strategy by studying the processes by which the value of knowledge is eroded. Employing computational and empirical methods, Dr. Posen studies knowledge erosion in the form of technological change, competition by entrants, and the enduring possibility that the innovator does not survive. He currently focuses on erosion via knowledge spillovers, examining the power and limitations of alternative imitation strategies. His research has been published in leading strategy journals, and his commentary on economic issues has appeared in a variety of media outlets including the New York Times and BBC. Dr. Posen has been invited to lecture on issues of innovation and global strategy to academic and corporate audiences in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Audit partner with Ernst & Young (EY) since 1998.
Chairs the Accounting Standards and financial reporting committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Israel (ICPA) since 2002
A Senior Lecturer in the Technion (Financial and Managerial Accounting) since 1977 and in charge of the Accounting courses in the MBA program since 1996.
Head of the accounting studies in the Haifa University since 2008 and a senior lecturer in Advanced managerial Accounting since 1979, and in Financial Accounting since 2006.
Brian Silverman is a Full Professor and holds the J.R.S. Prichard and Ann Wilson Chair in Management at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
Prior to rejoining the Rotman School in 2001, Brian was Assistant Professor of Competition and Strategy at Harvard Business School, where he taught the core strategy course and jointly developed an elective on Technology and Competitive Strategy with faculty at the MIT Media Laboratory. He has been a Visiting Professor at Columbia University, New York University, Singapore Management University, the Université de Paris (Sorbonne), and the Wharton School.
Brian's research focuses on the ways in which a firm’s competitive strategy and organizational structure interact to affect its performance – in particular, its ability to access and exploit technological capabilities. He has published 25 journal articles, four books, and ten Harvard Business School cases. His research has been discussed in popular-press venues such as Business Week Online, Sloan Management Review, and The New York Times.
Brian has taught in executive programs at Harvard Business School and the Rotman School, and has also delivered in-house management education programs. He has received numerous teaching awards. He has provided consulting and instruction to executives in North America, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, Clients have ranged from entrepreneurial ventures to Fortune 100 firms. Brian has particular expertise in the information processing, consumer electronics, pharmaceutical/biotech, financial services, and transportation industries, and he has been cited as a "Noted Alliance Expert" by the Corporate Strategy Board.
Nir Vulkan is an Economics Professor at the Said Business School and a Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford University. He has written many articles on market design and is author of 'The Economics of E- Commerce' (Princeton University Press, 2003) and the Handbook of Market Design (with Al Roth and Zvika Neeman, Oxford University Press 2013). He has worked with many software and e-commerce companies designing markets mainly on the Internet, which are used by humans and software agents. His algorithms for automated trading have been used by hedge funds to trade futures in markets all over the world.
Liron Yedidzion is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. His research interests lie at discrete optimization, NP-hard problems, and Approximation algorithms. He did his PhD at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and his Post Doc at MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Liron is a Kreitman Fellow and a Fulbright Fellow. Liron was acknowledged numerous times as an outstanding lecture and won several research awards.
Dr. Zwikael is an Associate Professor in the Research School of Management at the Australian National University. The recipient of the International Project Management Association's Outstanding Research Contributions Award, he is the author of two books and more than 100 scholarly peer-reviewed papers in the area of project management.