Centers, Institutes and Chairs
The Coller School of Management's broad range of institutes, centers and chairs provide the School’s scholars with a framework for promoting research initiatives and fostering collaboration on designated topics of interest. Our centers and institutes cover a broad range of topics and agendas: information systems, strategic management, accounting, real estate, and high-tech, global business, entrepreneurship, insurance, and healthcare systems.
Additionally, the activities and platforms conducted by the School's centers and institutes – calls for papers, grants, professional clubs, research catalogues – are an important source of support for new studies, paradigms and research agendas, sharing their output with the business community. They create opportunities for field-academia dialogue, allowing academia and business to keep in tune with each other and learn from each other's perspective.
Chairs are awarded to individual staff members in recognition of their work in a particular academic field.
M.W. Erhard Center for Higher Studies and Research in Insurance
Head of Center: Prof. Avi Wohl
Established in 1974, the Erhard Center encourages advanced studies and research in insurance and risk management. The Center supports invitation of guest researchers, seminars and conferences. The center also supports purchasing and maintaining international financial databases.
The Miriam and Georg Faktor Entrepreneurial Center
Center Head: Prof. Shai Danziger
Established in 1991, the Faktor Center is committed to promoting a better understanding of entrepreneurship, its role in the economy, and its potential for growth in Israel. Its activities revolve around three primary functions: research, education, business assistance. The Center promotes and publishes original entrepreneurship research - both local and international.
Max Perlman Center for Global Business
Center Head: Prof. Gad Ariav
Established in 1997, the Perlman Center is devoted to advancing teaching and research on multinational and international business. It supports research on global management issues; organizes conferences, publishes research reports, and hosts leading executives with experience in global management as visiting scholars and teachers at the School, while also developing and promoting relevant curricula for Coller's various programs.
Raya Strauss Family Business Research Center
Center Head: Prof. Dan Weiss, Dr. Nava Michael Tsabari
Established in 2014, the Strauss Center will act to develop the academic and practical knowledge of family businesses in Israel and throughout the world, focusing on advancing the special characteristics of family businesses in Israel, including innovation and multiculturalism.
Whitman Family Center for Coexistence
Dedicated to advancing the cause of peace and coexistence, the Center will award scholarships for School of Management MBA students who play a key role in defining the culture of coexistence in Israel – such as Palestinians, Israeli Arabs, Druze, Ethiopians, and the Jewish ultra-Orthodox – as well as support activities by students and faculty who seek to advance this cause.
The Solomon Lew Center for Consumer Behavior
Center Head: Prof. Ayala Arad
The center was established in 2020 to promote consumer behavior research and teaching, focusing on consumer welfare. The Centre is guided by two overarching principles: its interdisciplinary approach and its emphasis on the emerging field of behavioral economics.We encourage consumer behavior studies through research grants and aim to establish fruitful collaborations between researchers from different academic fields who are interested in the topic. We believe there is a benefit in integrating diverse approaches for studying consumer decision-making and welfare. Our activities include an interdisciplinary workshop on consumer decision-making and an annual international conference on behavioral economics that bring together researchers and professionals from economics, psychology, marketing, business analytics and other areas.