CURRICULUM VITAE LinkedIn
- Professional Experience:
Extensive experience in strategic consulting to leading Israeli and multinational firms. Previously held senior executive positions (CEO, SVP) in Israeli manufacturing, retail and wholesale firms.
2014: Postdoctoral fellowships, Stern School of Business, New York University.
2013: Ph.D. in Business Administration (Corporate Strategy), School of Business Administration, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1996: M.B.A., in Marketing, Recanati School of Management, Tel Aviv University.
1988: B.A. in economics and management, Tel Aviv University.
- Subjects Taught:
Corporate strategy, International Business Strategy, Strategic Management.
- Research Interests:
to better understand the process by which firms grow including the factors that influence managers’ strategic choices regarding firm evolution, how these factors affect these choices, and how, in turn, these choices affect firm performance. The research is mainly based on the theory of the growth of the firm, the resource based view, and the behavioral theory of the firm.
1. Ref, Ohad. & Shapira, Zur. (2016). Entering new markets: The effect of performance feedback near aspiration and well below and above it. Strategic management Journal, Forthcoming.
2. Ref, Ohad. 2015. The relationship between product and geographic diversification: A fine-grained analysis of its different patterns. Journal of International Management, 21(2), 83-99.