About Us - Program Leaders
Prof. Miriam Erez
Head of MBA Programs
Miriam Erez is Professor (Emeritus) of Organizational Psychology & Management, and Vice Dean of the MBA programs, Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management, Technion, Israel (and former IE&M Faculty Dean, 1996-98). She is the founder and chair of the Knowledge Center for Innovation at the Technion, and the chairperson of Hi Center, Haifa incubator. Her three research topics focus on “the journey of the idea” - Innovation Management; Cross-Cultural and global organizational behavior; Work Motivation. She co-authored and co-edited five books, and over 100 journal papers and book chapters.
Erez received the 2002 IAAP Distinguished Scientific Award and the 2005 Israel Prize in Administrative Sciences. She is Fellow of AOM, APA, SIOP, IAAP. She has advised about 100 master and doctoral students on their master these and doctoral dissertations. She served as editor of Applied Psychology: An International Review and she is currently AE of the Journal of International Business Studies and of Cross Cultural & Strategic Management and she is on the consulting editors’ board of the Academy of Management Annals.
Prof. Ido Erev
Head of MBA Programs
Prof. Erev joined the Technion in 1990 after finishing his PhD in Psychology at the University of North Carolina. He was a visiting research associate in Economics at Pittsburgh University, a Michael A. Gould fellow at Columbia Business School, a Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School, a fellow in the Israel center of Advanced Studies, a visiting professor at Erasmus School of Economics, a visiting professor at the Interdisciplinary center (IDC) in Herzliya, and a research environment professor at Warwick Business School.
Prof. Erev's research tries to understand when and how incentives (e.g., money) and new technological inventions can be used to effectively address behavioral and social problems. In order to achieve this goal, he studies choice behavior in the laboratory, develop and compare alternative models, and evaluate the implications of the results in intervention studies. His research suggests that incentives and new technologies are most effective when they insure that the socially desirable behavior maximizes payoff, and also minimizes the probability of regret (see review in Erev and Roth, 2014).
Prof. Dov Zohar
After receiving his Ph.D. in Human Factors and Industrial Psychology, Dr. Zohar joined the Technion, first as a research associate and then as a faculty member. His earlier work on behavioral aspects of safety at work won the Human Factors Society Awards in 1979 and in 1981.
Positions held include: Research Associate at the Tavistock Institute in London, and a Visiting Professor at the Universityof Maryland and at the University of Calgary. Dr. Zohar is a member of the American Psychological Association, Academy of Management, Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Stress and Anxiety Research Society.
Mr. Raphael Nave
Rafi Nave Graduated from the EE faculty at the Technion in 1974. He attained MSc-EE in 1979. For 21 years he worked at Intel Israel, in varied positions, started as Chip Design Engineer and was the General Manager of Intel Israel for 5 years. He spent 7 years at NDS, the world leader in Pay-TV and Data-Security technology, as VP R&D For 5 years he served as Tower Semiconductor VPO of Customers Services and Chief Technology Officer In the past 6 years he was Given Imaging's VP R&D.