Dr. Ohad Ref

Head of MBA Programs, Faculty of Business Administration


Researcher, Lecturer, and Strategic Consultant to leading Israeli and multinational firms. Formerly Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of leading Israeli industrial and commercial firms.


Postdoctoral Fellow
2014 New York University, Stern School of Business
2013 Business Administration. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, School of Business Administration
Visiting Ph.D. Student
2009 University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
1996 Marketing. Tel Aviv University, Recanati School of Management
1988 Economics and Management. Tel Aviv University

Teaching Areas

Corporate Strategy, International Business Strategy, and Strategic Management.

Research interests

My main research interest is to better understand the process by which firms grow. I am interested in exploring the factors that influence managers’ strategic choices regarding firm evolution, how these factors affect these choices, and how, in turn, managers’ choices affect firm performance. In my research, I draw on the theory of the growth of the firm, the resource-based view, and the behavioral theory of the firm.