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About Us

The Center's focus is the study of the human behavior in modern organizations. By addressing the organizational and managerial environment in its entirety, recognition is given to the increasing importance of the behavioral field in the discipline of management.

The center is interdisciplinary and provides a forum for research and scientific activities among researchers and colleagues from the following departments at the University of Haifa: Education, Political Science, Graduate School of Management, Economics, Sociology and Anthropology, Psychology, Human Services and Nursing.  

Goals & Orientation

The main goal of the center is to advance knowledge in the behavioral field of management through research and publications, interdisciplinary cooperative research, education and enrichment, involvement, and advancement of the profession in Israel as well as in its neighboring countries. Since this involves a wide range of human activities and knowledge, the Center encourages researchers from various disciplines to participate in planning and conducting studies.



Learning & Development


The goal of our Learning and development program is to apply the knowledge derived from research to the advancement and development of management, particularly human-resource management, in Israel and neighboring countries.


  • Providing tailor-made training and guidance courses and seminars to international audiences.
  • Maintaining ongoing contact with Israeli industry as well as with professional and public managerial bodies for the purpose of cooperative learning.
  • Development and use of new tools and methods for improved teaching and knowledge dissemination.

Community Involvement

The goal of our Community Involvement program includes partnership, learning, and the cross-fertilization of needs in the field, as well as in the academy (such as the introduction of new research and the creation of databases) both locally and regionally. The emphasis is on actualizing opportunities for joint ventures with Arab nations and Mediterranean countries.

Principle activities:

Involvement with the local (Israeli) professional community:

  • Formation of a joint academic-professional forum for mutual learning and exchange of ideas

  • Establishing work groups for managerial policy-making, presentations and standards-setting

  • Providing professional services, such as the use of practical. information bases and a placement center for university graduates

  • Running workshops and training seminars 

Taking the initiative in contacting, persuading, and planning academic cooperation, learning, and development with Arab and Mediterranean states by:

  • offering courses and appropriate channels of instruction

  • initiating joint academic and professional conferences dealing with  issues of common concern to the region

  • forming contacts with professional state agencies and educational contacts in industry


Prof. Itzhak Harpaz
The workaholism phenomenon: a cross-national perspective
Work Centrality and Post-Award Work Behavior of Lottery Winners
Prof. Yitzhak Samuel
The use of organizational learning mechanisms: Environmental, managerial, and cultural correlates
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Ahuva Goren-Windsor, Ph.D.
Environmental Psychologist, Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel

workplace design considerations


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