Managerial Agility


Dissertation proposal competition on Managerial Agility and Innovation, Sponsored by the Arison School of Business at the Interdisciplinary Center; Deadline 1 Feb 2013

Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya | Arison School of Business
P.O.Box 167 Herzliya 46150, Israel | | Tel: +972 9 9527302 | Fax: +972 9 9547240 |

Doctoral dissertation proposal competition on
Managerial Agility and Innovation

Background- Starting in the summer of 2013, Arison School of Business will hold intense summer research activity into “managerial agility and innovation”. We are interested in how businesses and managers cope with external changes (i.e., managerial agility) and how they change the environment they operate in (i.e. managerial innovation).

The summer activity will include three components:

  1. an academic conference focused on behavioral science
  2. a PhD camp led by Yaacov Trope
  3. an academic-practitioners conference focused on management and strategy

In addition, in an effort to stimulate research of “managerial agility and innovation” and other topics that can be convincingly relate to it, Arison Business School will hold every year a competition among doctoral dissertation proposals in these topics.

Selection procedure- Since “managerial agility and innovation” is an interdisciplinary topic that crosses various disciplines such as social psychology, judgment and decision making, management, strategy, organizational behavior, behavioral economics etc. the proposals will be reviewed by a diverse group of scholars.

The proposals will be judged based on their potential contribution (be it conceptual, empirical or practical), the fit between the research question and the suggested method of exploration, and its feasibility.

The award- The winner of the competition will receive an award of 7,000 dollars and the runner-up will get 3,000 dollars. Both (winner and runner-up) will be also invited to the first "Arison’s Summer Camp on Managerial Agility and Innovation” that will take place during two weeks in the summer of 2013. The award is sponsored by the U.S.-Israel Center on Innovation and Economic Sustainability at the University of California-San Diego.

Format of proposal- Proposals should be submitted by February 1, 2013 and be accommodated with a brief endorsement letter from one of the thesis advisors.

Please send the proposals and the endorsement letter (as well as any related questions) to

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