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Prof. Israel (Issy) Drori (Ph.D. , UCLA)  is Head of the Department of Organization Sciences and a chaired professor of Organization and Globalization at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He has held visiting professorships at the Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University,  Ross School of Business, University of Michigan , Simon Fraser University, Florida Atlantic University, Oxford University, Tisnghua University, Beijing and Hitotsubashi University,  Tokyo.  He has published 10 books and numerous articles in journals such as: Academy of Management Journal, American Sociological Review, Organization Science, Public Administration  Review, and Organization Studies. Professor Drori is a member of the editorial board of Organization Studies.


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Research Output 1984 2019

How does the global microfinance industry determine its targeting strategy across cultures with differing gender values?

Drori, I., Manos, R., Santacreu-Vasut, E. & Shoham, A., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of World Business.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Microfinance institutions
Open Access

Accelerators: Successful Venture Creation and Growth

Wright, M. (ed.) & Drori, I. (ed.), 2018, Edgar Elgar Publishers. 224 p.

Research output: Book / ReportBook editingAcademic

Venture creation

Accelerators: Characteristics, trends and the new entrepreneurial ecosystem

Drori, I. & Wright, M., 25 May 2018, Accelerators: Successful Venture Creation and Growth. Wright, M. & Drori, I. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., p. 1-20 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Language and market inclusivity for women entrepreneurship: the case of microfinance

Drori, I., Manos, R., Santacreu-Vasut, E., Shenkar, O. & Shoham, A., Jul 2018, In : Journal of Business Venturing. 33, 4, p. 395-415 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Women's entrepreneurship
Financial exclusion

Activities 2017 2017

HEGAM—Helsinki-Gothenburg-Amsterdam PhD Progress Seminar

F. den Hond (Participant), Christine Moser (Participant), Israel Drori (Participant), Virpi Sorsa (Participant), Alexander Styhre (Participant)
12 Jun 201714 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventWorkshopAcademic


Best Paper Award, European Management Review 2012

Issy Drori (Recipient) & S. Ellis (Recipient), 2012


multinational corporations
honors and awards

Clifford Geertz Price for best Article, Sociology of Culture Section, American Sociological Association, 2008

Nissim Mizrachi (Recipient), Issy Drori (Recipient) & Renee R. Anspach (Recipient), 2008


international organization
political conflict