Miriam Erez is the Mendes France Professor of Management and Economics, Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management, Technion –Israel Institute of Technology. She is the recipient of the Israel Prize in Management Sciences, 2005. In 2002 she received the Award of the International Association of Applied Psychology “for the Distinguished Scientific Contributions to the International Advancement of Applied Psychology”.
Her research focuses on Innovation in organizations, on Work Motivation, and on Cross-Cultural aspects of Innovation and Work Motivation. She studies Innovation from a multi-level perspective – effects of individual characteristics, team composition and processes, organizational culture and national cultures. Erez is the co-author of two books and the co-editor of two additional books, in addition to over seventy articles and book chapters written on innovation, work motivation and cross-cultural management. Erez is the former Editor of Applied Psychology: An International Review (1997-2003), and the Past President of Division1 of Organizational Psychology, The International Association of Applied Psychology. She was Dean of the Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management in 1996-1998. She is Fellow of: The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology; The American Psychological Association; The Academy of Management, and The International Association of Applied Psychology.