Research Centers

Several research centers and foundations assist and promote academic research within the Business School. The centers organize conferences, workshops, and seminars in their respective fields. These research centers have been established with resources donated by international companies and generous individuals. The research centers support research conducted by faculty members of the Business School and encourage publication in leading journals.

The Asper Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Asper Center was established in 2001, with the goal of supporting research and teaching courses in entrepreneurship, including the courses Business Entrepreneurship, Internet Entrepreneurship, and more. In addition to its academic activities, the Asper Center supports HUstart, the Hebrew University Entrepreneurship Center, which holds an annual Asper Lecture featuring a leading international researcher in entrepreneurship and innovation; and sponsors a Meet the CEO series, which exposes students and graduates to executives in leading Israeli companies.

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The Hebrew University Fintech Center, Founded by Sima & Shlomo Gershon

The Hebrew University Fintech Center was established in 2018 by entrepreneur and academic Professor David (Dudi) Gershon. The center is named after Professor Gershon’s parents, Sima and Shlomo Gershon. The goal of the Fintech Center is to create an ecosystem for the Israeli FinTech sector, which includes startups, entrepreneurs, financial institutions, and investors. The Gershon Fintech Center promotes entrepreneurship, the use of advanced technologies such as machine learning and big data analysis, strategic thinking, and market penetration. As an independent and non-profit entity, the center assists in linking startups to technology companies, and runs a mentorship program for entrepreneurs so that they can receive guidance from experienced entrepreneurs and access to experts from diverse disciplines.

The Fintech Center Website

Brian Davidson Center for Agribusiness

The center was established in 1988, and managed in collaboration with the Department of Agricultural Economics at the Faculty of Agriculture. The center’s mission is to encourage research in marketing, agricultural economics, organizational theory, business policy, and other related fields. The center organizes workshops on topics related to the export of agricultural produce, marketing of agricultural produce in Israel, and seminars on Israeli agriculture.

K-Mart Center for Retail and International Marketing

The center was established in 1990, with the mission of encouraging research in marketing theory, functioning of retail systems, international marketing, and marketing management. The center has established a unique and innovative laboratory for “Purchase Imaging”, a world leader of its type, and specializes in consumer behavior research in supermarkets and department stores.

Kruger Center of Finance

The center was established in 1984, and specializes in theoretical research in finance and banking, and applied research relevant to the Israeli business world and economy. The center supports visits of researchers and the holding of seminars in finance and banking. The research conducted under its auspices is published in leading finance and banking journals. The Kruger Center is one of the supporters of the business school’s trading room activity.

Several research centers and foundations assist and promote academic research within the Business School. The centers organize conferences, workshops, and seminars in their respective fields. These research centers have been established with resources donated by international companies and generous individuals. The research centers support research conducted by faculty members of the Business School and encourage publication in leading journals.

The Asper Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Asper Center was established in 2001, with the goal of supporting research and teaching courses in entrepreneurship, including the courses Business Entrepreneurship, Internet Entrepreneurship, and more. In addition to its academic activities, the Asper Center supports HUstart, the Hebrew University Entrepreneurship Center, which holds an annual Asper Lecture featuring a leading international researcher in entrepreneurship and innovation; and sponsors a Meet the CEO series, which exposes students and graduates to executives in leading Israeli companies.

More on the Asper Center

The Goldman Center

About Us

The Goldman Center at Hebrew University Business School is a research center in data-driven innovation run by a chaired professor in the field. It has been established in partnership with the Goldman family, in commemoration of the life and work of David Goldman.

Our mission

To conduct groundbreaking research in data-driven innovation, educate a new generation of students, nurture the scholars of the future and foster new relationships with industry. The Business School has very strong faculty in relevant fields (finance, accounting, marketing, operations, data science for business, strategy and innovation) that are pushing developments in inter-disciplinary, business analytics, which this Center will enhance.

The core activities include the following:

  • The Data-Driven Innovation Research Center brings together researchers using high-quality data in order to conduct new, data-based research on innovation, entrepreneurship and analytics. The Center’s researchers will collect, clean, merge, and analyze data to advance existing research agendas and stimulate new ones. Researchers with shared interests and complementary skills will be able to easily connect through the Center to share ideas and build on each other’s knowledge with the ultimate goals of informing start-ups’, firms’, and entrepreneurs’ decisions, as well as government innovation policy.
  • The Center will fund doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows working on a variety of cross-disciplinary ideas combining machine learning and analytics with fields of business, including finance, marketing and operations. Research students are crucial to business research: a significant proportion of all articles published by the Business School’s faculty are written collaboratively with graduate students. Such fellowships also serve to level the playing field, ensuring that outstanding students of all genders, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds have the means to pursue advanced degrees and realize their full potential.
  • A Data Scientist in Residence will be awarded annually in order to invite a leading entrepreneur, business leader or international academic to the Business School. The data scientist may teach, join in collaborative research, give a public lecture or seminar and act as mentor to the undergraduate and graduate students.
  • A Chair in Data-Driven Innovation is being awarded to Prof. Lev Muchnik, who will also manage the Goldman Center. Endowed chairs assist the university in its ongoing effort to fortify, expand, and revitalize academic leadership by supporting research and educational excellence in chosen fields.

The Hebrew University Fintech Center

Founded by Sima & Shlomo Gershon

The Hebrew University Fintech Center was established in 2018 by entrepreneur and academic Professor David (Dudi) Gershon. The center is named after Professor Gershon’s parents, Sima and Shlomo Gershon. The goal of the Fintech Center is to create an ecosystem for the Israeli FinTech sector, which includes startups, entrepreneurs, financial institutions, and investors. The Gershon Fintech Center promotes entrepreneurship, the use of advanced technologies such as machine learning and big data analysis, strategic thinking, and market penetration. As an independent and non-profit entity, the center assists in linking startups to technology companies, and runs a mentorship program for entrepreneurs so that they can receive guidance from experienced entrepreneurs and access to experts from diverse disciplines.

The Fintech Center Website

Brian Davidson Center for Agribusiness

The center was established in 1988, and managed in collaboration with the Department of Agricultural Economics at the Faculty of Agriculture. The center’s mission is to encourage research in marketing, agricultural economics, organizational theory, business policy, and other related fields. The center organizes workshops on topics related to the export of agricultural produce, marketing of agricultural produce in Israel, and seminars on Israeli agriculture.

K-Mart Center for Retail and International Marketing

The center was established in 1990, with the mission of encouraging research in marketing theory, functioning of retail systems, international marketing, and marketing management. The center has established a unique and innovative laboratory for “Purchase Imaging”, a world leader of its type, and specializes in consumer behavior research in supermarkets and department stores.

Kruger Center of Finance

The center was established in 1984, and specializes in theoretical research in finance and banking, and applied research relevant to the Israeli business world and economy. The center supports visits of researchers and the holding of seminars in finance and banking. The research conducted under its auspices is published in leading finance and banking journals. The Kruger Center is one of the supporters of the business school’s trading room activity.

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