Miriam Erez is an Israeli psychologist.
She is the Mendes France Chair of Management and Economics
at the Technion. Erez studied psychology and sociology for her undergraduate
degree at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and earned her D.Sc. at
the Technion in Behavioral Sciences and Management. Her research is
in the areas of work motivation, cross-cultural organizational psychology,
and innovation and creativity.
Erez was named the 2005 Israel Prize winner for management
science, and in 2002, she was awarded the Distinguished Scientific Contributions
to the International Advancement of Applied Psychology. She has taught
at prestigious universities in the U.S., China, and Singapore, and serves
on the Board of the Academy of Management and has served on the editorial
board of numerous publications including Organizational Behavior
& Human Development.
In particular, Erez’s research focuses on team
innovation; the interplay among the cultural values of innovation, quality
and efficiency, and their effects on individual and team performance;
and the interaction of individual differences and organizational culture
on innovative performance. She takes a cross-cultural and multi-level
approach, studying the global environment – multinational corporations,
international mergers and acquisitions, and their impact on how values
change over time; and the emergence of a dual global and local identity.
Sources: The Technion