I research and teach at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). Since 2003 I am living in Sweden and in 2015 I earned a Ph.D. degree in Business Administration from SSE. In the years 2012/2013 I visited New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business and studied at the Psychology Department at NYU. I am fluent in Hebrew, English, and Swedish.
The main part of my research and teaching concerns the link between entrepreneurship and mental health. More specifically, I investigate how individuals’ well-being is related to entry and persistence in entrepreneurial activities and under what conditions entrepreneurship facilitates personal growth, development, and well-being. In this regard, I examine the self-organizing nature of entrepreneurship with respect to individuals' innate psychological needs and life aspirations.
In 2010, I initiated and designed the largest study ever conducted in Sweden, and across the globe, on the link between entrepreneurship and well-being. In 2013 my initiative was adopted by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Consortium, the largest ongoing study of entrepreneurial dynamics in the world. Following my thesis completion in 2015, my research and proposed special issue on entrepreneurship and well-being have both been approved with a forthcoming publication at the beginning of 2019 in the Journal of Business Venturing (JBV), one of the world’s leading journals in management and business studies.
Aside from academic work I also give lectures and workshops on how organizations can stimulate innovation and engagement in entrepreneurial tasks by supporting employees' motivation, self-regulation, and well-being at work.
Current SSE Teaching:
8064 Growth - Managing Your Firm
8076 Entrepreneurship - Growth and Personal Development (Course Director)