Prof Emer. Miriam Erez
Room 11a Bloomfield Building

Prof Erez’s first degree, from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, was in Psychology and Sociology (1965). Her M.Sc. (1969) and D.Sc. (1972) from the Technion were in Behavioral Sciences and Management with an emphasis on Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She spent a post-doctorate year at the University of Maryland department of psychology (1975/6), and sabbatical years at the University of Illinois (1980/1), University of Maryland (1985/6, 1989), University of California at Berkeley (1990), University of Washington, Seattle (1994/5), New York University (Fall, 1999), University of California at Berkeley, (Fall, 2000), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2005), and Beijing University, China (2006). She served as the Dean of the Technion Faculty of Data and Decision Sciences from 1996 to 1998.

Prof Erez was the recipient of the 2005 Israel Prize for Management Science, in recognition of her research in management and organizational behavior and her contribution toward integrating psychology and management. In 2002 she received an award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to the International Advancement of Applied Psychology. She also received a number of best papers and best symposia awards from the Academy of Management. Prof Erez’s research areas are: work motivation, cross-cultural, global organizational behavior, and innovation. She has authored two books, edited three books, and published around 100 journal papers and book chapters. She has advised about 100 graduate students, and some of her doctoral students are now faculty members in various universities in Israel. Prof Erez appears among the most cited authors in the field of management, 1983–2004 (Podsakoff, N.P., et al., J. of Management, 34, 2008, 641-720, Table 9).

Prof Erez received fellowships from the Japan Foundation and from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences to study Japanese Management (1987 and 1988). She was invited as a visiting scholar to the Chinese University of Hong Kong (1994, 2004), to Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2012, 2013), and to Sun-Yat- Sen University in Guangzhou (2014).

Prof Erez is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Fellow of the Academy of Management, and Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology. She serves on the Board of the Academy of Management, and is the Past President of Division 1 of Organizational Psychology at the International Association of Applied Psychology (1998–2002). Prof Erez was the editor of Applied Psychology: An International Review (1997–2003), and she is on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Annals. She was co-guest editor of the special issue on “Contextualizing Creativity and Innovation Across Cultures” for the Journal of Organizational Behavior, 2012–14, and co-guest editor of the special issue on “Paradox, Tensions and Dualities of Innovation and Change” for Organizational Studies, 2013–2015. She has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes (1988–1999), and the Academy of Management Journal (1997–1999).

Research Interests

  • Work motivation
  • Teamwork
  • Organizational culture
  • Cross-cultural organizational behavior
  • Creativity and innovation in teams and organizations