Do Mission Statements Make a Difference? Linkages between CorporaVision aPerformance
Downsizing Effects on Corporate Performance
Recanati (Suma Cum Laude) (Conferred)
Change Patterns and Strategic Groups Following a Multidimensional Crisis
(Cum Laude) (Conferred)
Human Resource Management and Crisis proneness in Israeli Firms.
(Cum Laude) (Conferred)
Teachers’ Appointments by Municipal & Governmental Agencies: The Arab sector in Israel
Education Faculty, Liverpool University (Conferred)
Differences in Gender-Related Managerial Styles - The Case Study: Israeli School Principals
Education Faculty, Liverpool University (Conferred)
Gender-Related Crisis Management Capabilities
Corporate Culture Features as Predictors of Voluntary Turnover: A Micro Study
Ben Aaron Einat
Border Guards’ Effectiveness in Stressful Situations
Bandwagon Processes in the Dissipation of Changes: A Macro-Longitudinal Analysis
Brain Drain Warning Signals in a Hi-Tech Firm: A Micro Study
Effects of Transformational Changes on Organisational Commitment: A Micro Study
School of Social Work (Cum Laude) (Conferred)
Impact of Downsizing on Short and Long-Term Financial Performance: A Dynamic Longitudinal Approach
Recanati (Cum Laude) (Conferred)
The Deans Decease: The Israeli Academic Scene
Preventive Health Behaviour & Self Efficacy: A Marketing Approach
Technion, Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management (Referee)
Gender Differences in Perceiving Organisational Crises
Manchester Metropolitan University (Conferred)
Unlearning: A Theoretical Analysis and Extension
Prediction of Financial Vulnerability: The Case of Israeli Nonprofit Organisations
Faculty of Management, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheba (submitted)
Awards, Citations, Honours, Fellowships 1. THE YAD TABENKIN ANNUAL AWARD FOR KIBBUTZ-RELATED MANAGEMENT RESEARCH (1989)
2. CHESHEV ECONOMIC CONSULTANCY & THE GLAZER FAMILY BI-ANNUAL GRANT
FOR ECONOMIC & MANAGEMENT RESEARCH (1990).
3. THE HISTADRUT (ISRAEL'S CONFEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS) ANNUAL AWARD
FOR ECONOMIC & MANAGEMENT RESEARCH (1991).
4. UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO BI-ANNUAL AWARD FOR POST-GRADUATE RESEARCH
(NZ $30000). (1990-1992)
5. MINISTRY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, THE LEVI ESHKOL BI-ANNUAL
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP FOR ECONOMICS & MANAGEMENT RESEARCH
(US $ 30000) 1993-1994.
6. THE BRITISH COUNCIL, ISRAEL-UK SCHOLARS EXCHANGE Travel Grants, 1997
7. The 2003 Kibbutz winning paper. Kibbutz Fund in honour of Ilana & Yona Yanai, NIS 8,000
Open University of Israel Research Grant (2007) NIS 10,000
Open University of Israel Research Grant (2008) NIS 10,000
Ariel University Centre Research Grant (2011) NIS 10,000
Outstanding Reviewer of the Business Policy & Strategy (BPS) Division Academy of Management, Chicago 2009.
Highly Commended Award, Emerald Literati 2010, Research paper: Management Decision 2009: How downsizing strategies affect organizational performance: A longitudinal study. Management Decision, 47(6): 950-974
Inclusion in Emerald Reading ListAssist 2011. Downsizing strategies and organizational performance: A longitudinal study
Highly Commended Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012. “Leadership attributes masculinity and risk-taking as predictors of crisis proneness” published in Gender in Management: An International Journal
Scientific Publications Published:
Sheaffer, Z. & Mevorach, B. 1988. Trends in Israel's Agriculture Budgets. Environment &
Planning C: Government & Policy, London School of Economics, 6:449-455.
Sheaffer, Z. & Mevorach, B. 1990. Trends in Israel's Agriculture Budgets, State, Administration & International Relations, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 33 June-July, (Hebrew).
Niv, A. & Sheaffer, Z. 1991. The Managerial Agenda of Kibbutzim in Crisis, Economic Quarterly,
Satt, E. & Sheaffer, Z. 1994. The Anatomy of Using Hired Labour in Kibbutz: Interdisciplinary Approach and New Data, The Journal of Rural Cooperation, 22(1-2): 131-147.
Sheaffer, Z. Richardson, B. & Rosenblatt, Z. 1998, Early warning signals management: A lesson from the Barings crisis’, Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 6(1): 1-22.
Bar Joseph, U., & Sheaffer, Z. 1998. Surprise and its causes in business administration and strategic studies,International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, 11(3): 331-349.
Rosenblatt, Z., & Sheaffer, Z. 2001. Brain drain in declining organizations: Towards a research agenda, Journal of Organizational Behavior, 22, 409-424. (A*)
Rosenblatt, Z. & Sheaffer, Z. 2002. The effect of crisis-driven demographic depletion on organisational change: The case of Israeli kibbutzim, The Journal of Contingencies & Crisis Management, 10(1): 26-39.
Sheaffer, Z. & Mano-Negrin, R. 2003. Executives’ orientations as predictors of crisis management policies and practices. Journal of Management Studies. 40(2). (A*)
Sheaffer, Z. & Mano-Negrin, R. 2004. Are women ‘cooler' than men during crises? Exploring gender differences in perceiving organisational crisis preparedness-proneness. Women in Management Review. 19(2): 109-122. (B)
Sheaffer, Z., Landau, D., & Drori, I. 2008, Mission statement and performance: An evidence of ‘coming of age’, Organizational Development Journal. 26(2): 49-62.
Carmeli, A., & Sheaffer, Z. 2008. Linking learning leadership to organizational learning from failure, and organizational capacity of adaptation. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 44: 468-489.
Drori, I, Sheaffer, Z., Weber, J. & Landau, D. 2009. Misalignment as legacy of an industrial leader. European Journal of International Management. 3(1): 75-91.
Sheaffer, Z, Carmeli, A., Revivo, M. & Zionit S. 2009. How downsizing strategies affect organizational performance: A longitudinal study. Management Decision, 47(6): 950-974.
Drori, I., Honig, B., & Sheaffer, Z. 2009, The life-cycle of an internet firm: Scripts, legitimacy and identity, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice. 33(3): 715-738.
Carmeli, A., & Sheaffer, Z. 2009. How leadership characteristics affect organizational decline and downsizing, Journal of Business Ethics, 86(3): 363–378.
Carmeli, A., Sheaffer, Z., & Halevi-Yitzhak, M. 2009. How participatory decision making in top management teams enhances decision effectiveness and firm performance, Personnel Review, 38(6): 696-714.
Marcus, A., & Sheaffer, Z. 2009. Analogical reasoning and complexity, Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 6(1):
Sheaffer, Z., Carmeli, A., & Honig, B. 2010. Ideology, Crisis intensity and organizational demography asdeterminants of organizational change in kibbutzim: A longitudinal study. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. 46(3): 388-414.
Sheaffer, Z., Honig, B., Zionit S., & Yeheskel, O. 2011. Radical changes, ideology, dwindling membership and financial distress: A macro longitudinal study, European Management Journal. 29(4): 291-305.
Sheaffer, Z., Bogler, R., & Sarfaty, S, 2011. Leadership attributes, masculinity and risk-taking as predictors of crisis proneness, Gender in Management: An International Journal. 26(2): 163-187.
Hetzroni A., Sheaffer, Z., Ben Zion U., & Rosenbaum, M. 2012 Dangerous liaisons: The relationship between television
viewing and economic expectations, International Social Science Journal, (Forthcoming)
Amiram, E., Sheaffer, Z., Ben David, N., & Ben Zion, U. 2012. First-day and yearly yield following initial public offering in Israel 1998-2006. Spanish Journal of Economics & Finance. 34(96): 145-152.
Hetzroni A., Sheaffer, Z., Ben Zion U., & Rosenbaum, M. 2012. Economic expectations, optimistic bias and television viewing during economic recession: A cultivation study,Communication Research. (Forthcoming).
Antonacopoulou, E., & Sheaffer, Z., Learning in crisis: Rethinking the relationship between organizational learning and crisis management, Journal ofManagement Inquiry. R&R.
Hetzroni, A., & Sheaffer, Z. Assessing the tone of televised economic messages during economic recovery: Positive and negative, global and local, Social Science Review.
Sheaffer, Z. 1994.Effects of Human Capital Factors on Performance in UKM Manufacturing Industries, Tel Aviv: Yad Tabenkin Publications, 1994, pp. 125 (Hebrew) ISSN 0333-9432.
Feigenbaum, A., & Sheaffer, Z. 2008. Global Competitive Strategy. Tel Aviv: The Open University of Israel Publications. A. Feigenbaum 1st author. (Hebrew, 2nd Edition).
Articles or Chapters in Books
Rosenblatt, Z. & Sheaffer, Z. 2000. Ethics & Social Responsibility in Organisational Downsizing, In: Yizraeli, D. & N., Zohar, (Eds.) Social Responsibility and Ethics in Israel, Tel Aviv: Cherikover Publishing,(Hebrew).
Rosenblatt, Z. & Sheaffer, Z. 2000. Downsizing and Ethics, In: R. J., Burke, & G. A., Cooper (Eds.), The Organization in Crisis: Downsizing, Restructuring and Privatization, Malder, MA, (2000), London: Blackwell.
Mano-Negrin, R., & Sheaffer, Z. Does the past matter? Exploring the effect of past radical changes on crisis preparedness in nonprofit settings, In G. Manville & R.Greatbanks (Eds.), Third sector performance:Management and finance in not-for-profit and social enterprises, London: Gower, ISBN: 140942961X, 9781409429616 (Forthcoming March 2012)
Published Scientific Reports & Technical Papers: Sheaffer, Z. & Dixon, B. 1992. Business Failure: The Warning Signals, The Mercantile Gazette, 115(5165). Christchurch, NZ.
Rosner, M, Sheaffer, Z,.& Rosolio, D. 1993. Hired Labour in Kibbutz Artzi Manufacturing Plants, Haifa University, Kibbutz Research Centre, No.131.
Sheaffer, Z. & Helman, A. 1994. Brain Drain: The Israeli Kibbutz Experience, Kibbutz Research Centre, Haifa University, No. 80,
Sheaffer, Z. & Rosoio, D. The Incongruence between Organisational Goals and Their Realisation by Kibbutzim Kibbutz Research Centre, Haifa University, No. 78, 1994.
Sheaffer, Z. 1994. Organisational Demographic Depletion: A Macro Quantitative Perspective, Haifa University, Kibbutz Research Centre, No. 79, 1994.
Sheaffer, Z. Kibbutz Management & the Utilisation of Human Resources: What Went Awry?, Kibbutz
Trends, March 1995.
Sheaffer, Z. 1996. Careful, Crisis’, Status,The Monthly of Management Thinking, with the Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University, 55: 12-16, (Hebrew).
Sheaffer, Z. 1996. Tell it All and Tell it Fast: Organisational Communication During Crisis’, Status, The
Monthly of Management Thinking, with the Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University, February 1996:22-24, (Hebrew).
Sheaffer, Z. &Rosenblatt, Z. 1997. What do Really Mass Layoffs Cause?Status, The Monthly of Management Thinking, with the Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University, March 1996:8-13. (Hebrew).
Sheaffer, Z. 1997. Organisations in Crisis: what characterises crisis-prone and crisis-prepared organisations’, Executive, 16: January: 53-59. (Hebrew)
Sheaffer, Z. 1997. Strategies of Mass Layoffs’, Executive, Feb.-March 1997:15-21, (Hebrew).
Sheaffer, Z. 1997. Vicious Circles: The dynamics of spiraling and crisis’, Status, The Monthly of Management Thinking, with Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University, No. 75, Sept. 1997:30-39 (Hebrew).
Sheaffer, Z. Demographic Depletion-Triggered Organizational Change: The Case of Israeli Kibbutzim, University of Haifa, Kibbutz Research Centre, No. 82.
Sheaffer, Z. 2000. Hi-Tech employees do leave not leave (only) for money,Executive, 37, June-July: 14-18.
Sheaffer, Z. 2002. Management during crises and economic recession: Lessons from failures and recipes for crisis prevention. Management, 26, June: 18-27 (Hebrew).
Leviatan, U. & Sheaffer, Z. No need for too many managers, The Kibbutz, 3(423): 21, 1995. (Hebrew).
Working Papers Sheaffer, Z., & Honig, B. 2007. A panel study of ideological embeddedness, demographic depletion and organisational change. Faculty of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2003-08 MOB.
Classified Articles & Reports
F. Kahana, Chlenov, Y., Yehudai., M. Lapidoth, A. & Shapira, O, & Sheaffer, Z. 1989. A New Kibbutz System in a Regional Organisation, Department of Architecture & Physical Planning,
UKM, Tel Aviv, March 1989 (Hebrew).
Sheaffer, Z. & Lanir, Z. 1993. The Human Factor in Crisis, Preliminary Research Report, Yad Tabenkin, Aug. 1993 (Hebrew)
Voluntary Turnover Diagnosis in Hi-Tech firms. MIND CTI, 2000
The Extent of Deviant Youth Behaviour, MISGAV Regional Council 2002-2003
UKM - Unit for Strategic and Policy Planning. With Prof. B. Mevorach, The Public Policy Programme, Tel Aviv University (1988-1990). Special Analytical Studies and Programme Memoranda:
Intervention model for crisis-beset organisations;
TMT performance evaluation
Consultants' outputs and organisational performance
Causes and implications of demographic depletion
Screening & placement of candidates: A macro study 1984-1987,
Projections versus reality, a time-series analysis of UKM’s economic policies.
Evaluation of social workers’ performance
UKM organisational structure Evaluation: Demand and uses survey
UKM demographic survey & analysis
Consumption patterns survey in UKM kibbutzim.
Managerial responses to crisis.
1996 BBC (Changes in kibbutzim)
1998 Israel Broadcasting Authority TV Channel 1 (Downsizing)
2003 The Economist (Transformation & kibbutzim)
E. Articles in Conference Proceedings Published
Conservatism and Organisational Resistance to Change: A Correspondence Analysis of
Perceived Priorities for Handling of Organisational Change in the Aftermath of A Crisis
Impact", The International Conference on New Trends in Organizations:
Their Impact on Participation, De-Alienation & Performance", Givat Haviva,, April 1993:32.
Brain-Drain: Time Series Correspondence Analysis, 4th Conference of the International Communal Association Communes and International Communities, Efal Tel Aviv.
Brain Drain: the Israeli Kibbutz Experience, 4th British Academy of Management Conference Annual Academy Proceedings, Lancaster University, (A. Helman 2nd coauthor) 1994:428-429.
Changes in the Kibbutz in Light of Recent Business Theories, 5th International Communal Studies Association, Yad Tabenkin & Tel Aviv University, Conference Proceedings (NP), (Z. Rosenblatt, 2nd coauthor, May 1995:85.
The Linkage Between Change, Economic Performance and Demographic Depletion, 4th British Academy of Management Conference, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield University, September 1995:551, (Z. Rosenblatt 2nd coauthor).
Theory’s Causes of Organisational Crisis Applied to the Barings Crisis Reality,3rd Annual European Conference on Risk & Crisis Management, Management Centre, Bradford University, February 1996:46, Bi-Annual Conference Proceedings, (B. Richardson 2nd coauthor).
‘Brain Drain during Decline & Crisis’, (1997), The 8thHuman Resources in Israel Annual Conference, Annual Conference Proceedings: 61-63 (Z. Rosenblatt, coauthor) (Hebrew).
‘Do business and management schools in industrialised countries take crisis & business failures seriously enough?, 2ndInternational Conference on the Dynamics of Strategy, University of Surrey Business School, Annual Conference Proceedings, 3-4 April 1997:468-475.(Ritchie, B., Zhuang, L. coauthors).
‘Ethical issues in organisational downsizing, 5thInternational Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values, Annual Conference Proceedings, Concordia University, Montreal: 56-62 (Z. Rosenblatt, coauthor) Aug. 1996.
Brain Drain in Declining Organizations, Eastern Academy of Management Bi-Annual conference, University College Dublin, 15-19 June 1997, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference: 482-486 (Z. Rosenblatt coauthor)
Executives’ Orientations as Predictors of Crisis Management Policies and Practices (R. Mano-Nagarin, coauthor): Proceedings of the 8th Eastern Academy of Management, New York, May 2001
Are Women “Cooler” than Men during Crises? Exploring Gender Differences in Perceiving Organisational Crisis Preparedness/proneness. (R. Mano-Nagarin, coauthor): Proceedings of the 9th Eastern Academy of Management, Porto, Portugal, June 2003
Organizational Culture of Creation & Decline: An Ethnographic Account of a dot-com Firm. Proceedings of the 8th Academy of Business & Administrative Sciences, Bratislava (July, 2004).
Organizational Culture, Effectuation-echo, and Decline: An Ethnographic Study of a Dotcom Firm (Israel Drory & Benson Honig coauthors). 2005 Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BKERC), Conference Proceedings: 230.
Radical Changes, Ideology, Dwindling Membership & Financial Distress: A Macro Longitudinal Study, (Benson Honig, Michal Revivo & Shaul Zionint, coauthors). The European Institute of Advanced Studies in Management 2008. 23rd Workshop on Strategic HRM. Conference Proceedings.
Ideology, Crisis Intensity and Organizational Demography as Determinants of Organizational Change in Kibbutzim: A Longitudinal Study, Academy of Management, Anaheim 2008. Best Papers Proceedings.
Learning in Crisis: Rethinking the relationship between organizational learning and crisis management. (Elena Antonocouplou Coauthor) Academy of Management, Montreal 2010. Best Papers Proceedings.
Active Participation in Scholarly Conferences
Place & Date
Title of Presentation
International Conference on New Trends in Organizations: Their Impact on Participation, De-Alienation & Performance
Givat Haviva, Israel 15 - 17 April 1993.
Conservatism and organisational resistance to change: a correspondence analysis of perceived priorities for handling organisational a crisis-induced change
4th Conference of the International Communal Association,
Givat Haviva, Israel December 1993.
Brain-drain: time series correspondence analysis,
4th British Academy of Management Annual Conference
Lancaster University, Sept. 1994.
Brain drain: the Israeli kibbutz experience
5th International Communal Studies Association
Yad Tabenkin & Tel Aviv University, May 1995
Changes in the kibbutz in light of recent business theories,
1st Israeli Conference on Responsibility & Social Ethics,
The Racanati Graduate School of Business Administration Tel Aviv University, June 1995
Ethics & social responsibility in organisational downsizing, (Z. Rosenblatt coauthor).
5th British Academy of Management Annual Conference
Sheffield Business School, Sheffield University, Sept. 1995
The linkage between change, economic performance and demographic depletion, , (Z. Rosenblatt 2nd coauthor).
3rd European Conference on Risk & Crisis Management
Bradford Management Centre Bradford University, Feb. 1996
Theory’s causes of organisational crisis applied to the barings crisis reality (B. Richardson, 2nd coauthor).
5th International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values Conference
Concordia University, Montreal, August 1996
Ethical issues in organisational downsizing (Z. Rosenblatt, coauthor)