Prof. Asher Tishler

Emeritus in Coller School of Management
הפקולטה לניהול ע"ש קולר אמריטוס
Phone: 03-6408720
Fax: 08-9349501

Short Biography

Asher Tishler received his B.A. in Economics and Statistics (magna cum laude) from the Hebrew University, Israel, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Currently he is president of the College of Management. He was a faculty member of Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Management from 1976 to 2014.

During his tenure at Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Management he served as dean (2007-2014), academic director of the Executive MBA program and the Kellogg-Recanati international MBA program (2000-2003), academic director of Lahav Executive Education (1995-1998), director of the Israel Institute of Business Research (1991-1994), and head of the Economics-Management Department (1986-1988). During 2006-2010 he served as director of the Institute of Technology and Society, and during 2006-2014 he was director of the Eli Hurvitz Institute of Strategic Management.

Professor Tishler has consulted with The Ministry of Defense (Israel), IDF, The Israel Electric Co., The Ministry of National Infrastructures (Israel), and several firms in Israel and abroad.


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Fields of Research

Models of research and development, electricity markets and defense related issues


Sahbtay, H. and A. Tishler, "Budget Allocation under Uncertainty and the Cost of War and Insecurity", forthcoming in Defence and Peace Economics.


Pecht, E., Tishler, A. and N. Weingold, "On The Choice of Multi-Task R&D Defense Projects: A Case Study of the Israeli Missile Defense System". Defence and Peace Economics. 24(5), 429-448,2013.


Carmeli, A., Friedman, Y. and A. Tishler, "Cultivating a Resilient Top Management Team:  The Importance of Relational Connections and Strategic Decision Comprehensiveness". Safety Science, 51, 148-159, 2013. 


Carmeli, A., Edmondson, A.C. and A. Tishler, "CEO Relational Leadership and Strategic Decision Quality in Top Management Teams: The Role of Team Trust and Learning from Failure”. Strategic Organization, 10(1), 31-56, 2012.


Milstein, I. and A. Tishler, “The Inevitability of Capacity Underinvestment in Competitive Electricity Markets". Energy Economics, 34, 62-77, 2012.        


Ringel, I and A. Tishler, “The Government Budget Allocation Process and National Security: An Application to the Israeli-Syrian Arms Race”, in Handbook of Defense Economics (Ch. 6, pp. 105-142), D. Braddon and K. Hartley (Eds.), North-Holland, Amsterdam, 2011.


Carmeli, A., J. Schaubroeck and A. Tishler, “How CEO Empowering Leadership Shapes Top Management Team Processes: Implications for Firm Performance”, Leadership Quarterly, 22, 399-411, 2011.


Milstein, I. and A. Tishler, “Intermittently Renewable Energy, Optimal Capacity Mix and Prices in a Deregulated Electricity Market”, Energy Policy, 39(7), p.3922 - 3927, 2011. 


Bar-El, R., K. Kagan and A. Tishler, “Forward-Looking versus Short-Sighted Defense Budget Allocation”, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 54(4), 638-662, 2010.


Tishler, A. and C.K. Woo, “Regulation in Electricity Markets”, Economic Quarterly, 57(1), 77-97, 2010 (Hebrew).


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