Dr. Liat Eldor is an Assistant Professor at Coller Business School at Tel Aviv University after completing a post-doc research position at Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.
In her research she studies how modern features of employee-organization relationship can create competitive advantage for organizations and affect their bottom-line business results.
In her research, she integrates OB theories with HR-related topics to provide a comprehensive research view of contemporary organizational phenomena and to address challenges organizations face nowadays in their constant race to cultivate work engagement among their employees. Sample topics are cultivating employee engagement when working remotely, new arrangements of work, engagement in the gig economy and contracting, socialization, and new patterns of leadership designed especially to tackle constant change and uncertainty. In particular, she is interested in exploring effects at the firm level of analysis, and how OB/HR phenomena at the collective level affect business results.
She uses multiple, diverse quantitative research methods in her studies such as panel-data, longitudinal analyses, and field experiments, which she obtains by working closely with business organizations (e.g., Uber, Tata, TCS) and public agencies. The contexts range from leading retail chains to global high-tech companies and service organizations. She also uses a wide array of qualitative methods such as focus groups, interviews, and text analysis.