The Asper Center supports research through:

1Supporting the research of faculty members

Supporting the research of a number of faculty members in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation

  • Igniting the Spark of Genius: A Value-based Approach to Instilling Creativity among Employees - Dr. Sharon Arieli
  • The design of auctions and other market mechanisms from theoretical and practical points of view - Dr. Liad Blumrosen
  • Inventor knowledge recombination behaviors in a pharmaceutical merger: The role of intra-firm networks - Dr. Micki Eisenman
  • Information, trading, and volatility: Evidence from firm-specific news - Prof. Ronen Feldman
  • Gender Dynamics in Crowdfunding (Kickstarter): Evidence on Entrepreneurs, Backers, and Taste-Based Discrimination - Dr. Dan Marom, co-Authored with Hadar Gafni, Alicia Robb and Orly Sade. The research was recently accepted for publication at a leading journal, the "Review of Finance".
  • The impact of user-generated content and peer influence on adoption of innovative products in social networks - Prof. Lev Muchnik
  • Working the field: The formation of health-care conferences in Israel as institutional work” (with Tamar Gross-Friedenberg) - Prof. Tammar Zilber

2Supporting Ph.D. student research

Supporting Ph.D. student research on entrepreneurship and innovation

  • Semi-automated corpus curation for natural language processing - Demonstration their use in creating environmental, social and governance indices - Ilan Attar (adv. Prof. Ronen Feldman)
  • Smart transport  - ideas to improve parking policies that will reduce congestion and pollution in mid cities - Amir Brudner (adv. Prof. Nicole Adler)
  • Advanced natural language processing techniques to understand how the language used in financial communication evolves over time and differs across industries - Danny Lesmy (adv. Prof. Lev Muchnik)
  • Word-of-Mouth (WOM) -  Neta Livneh  (adv. Prof. Lev Muchnik)
  • Innovative media planning - Moshik Miller (adv. Prof. Lev Muchnik)
  • Unsupervised extraction of relations and events between entities - Rachel Shapira (adv. Prof. Ronen Feldman)

3Conferences, workshops, and seminars

Conferences, workshops, and seminars where leading international entrepreneurship research present their studies

The top researchers in Israel and the world attend conferences funded by Asper Center.

4Asper Annual Lecture

Asper Annual Lecture Asper’s Annual Lecture Series enables Asper Center students and faculty the opportunity to hear first-hand from academic and business leaders in the fields of business and entrepreneurship. Every year the stimulating Annual Asper Lecture on Entrepreneurship is held featuring a leading entrepreneurship researcher. The last two speakers were Prof. Josh Lerner of Harvard Business School (June 2020) and Prof. Tarun Khanna, also of Harvard Business School (December 2020).

View our annual lectures