Dr. Micki Eisenman

Micki Eisenman is a Senior Lecturer in the Organizational Behavior and Strategy and Entrepreneurship Departments at the Hebrew University Business School; she is currently the academic director of the International MBA Program and heads the Strategy and Entrepreneurship Department. Dr. Eisenman earned her PhD in Management from Columbia University, her MBA from Tulane University, and her BA in English and Communications from Hebrew University.

Dr. Eisenman’s research addresses aesthetics and materiality by asking how the physicality of organizational artifacts affects organizational processes such as identity construction, innovation, collective memory, or institutional change. She studies the intersection between physical qualities of materials and their social interpretations; the role of aesthetics throughout the product life cycle, and how organizations communicate by means of aesthetic design. These ideas are tested in the context of innovative architectural and industrial design using field observations, interviews, and archival data.

Before joining the business school faculty, Dr. Eisenman served as an assistant professor at the City University of New York’s Baruch College. Her research has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Theory, Human Relations, Advances in Strategic Management, Long-Range Planning, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Journal of Organizational Design, and Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship. In addition to her academic experience, Dr. Eisenman is an Editorial Board Member at the Academy of Management Review and Organization Theory. She is a member of the Academy of Management’s William H. Newman Award Committee, Academy of Management, and European Group of Organizational Studies.

Dr. Eisenman has been awarded several research grants, including the Israel Science Foundation Grant, Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education, International Network Program, the Halbert Center for Canadian Studies at Hebrew University, the Julian Simon Grant, the Marie Curie Reintegration Grant, the PSC-CUNY Research Grant, a Eugene M. Lang Junior Faculty Research Fellowship, and a William Stewart Travel Grant. She also won the Best Developmental Reviewer Award and Best Reviewer Award from the Academy of Management Review.

She teaches the courses Business Policy, Business Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, and Growth Strategies.