Dr. Moran Lazar

Coller School of Management
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Short Biography

Doctor Moran Lazar focuses on the early foundations of entrepreneurship and innovation. She earned her PhD in behavioral science and management from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and visited as a research fellow at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and INSEAD.


Lazar integrates organizational behavior and strategy perspectives to understand the early processes of entrepreneurship and innovation, such as the formation of new venture teams, ideation processes, and leading entrepreneurship and innovation in organizations and new ventures. Her work involves various methods and platforms, such as entrepreneurship competitions, hackathons, accelerators, educational entrepreneurship programs, crowdfunding platforms, and companies.


Lazar also consults and facilitates entrepreneurship and innovation processes in diverse companies and industries, as well as for delegations of entrepreneurs and executives from various countries in Europe, the United States, East Asia, and the United Arab Emirates.


Lazar’s TEDx talk on entrepreneurial team formation:


Fields of Research

Entrepreneurship, innovation, new venture teams, the ideation process, pivoting and adaptations, micro-foundations of entrepreneurship and innovation.



Lazar, M., Miron-Spektor, E., Mueller, J. S. (2022). Love at first sight: An attachment perspective on early-phase idea evaluation. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. In-press.


Lazar, M., Miron-Spektor, E., Chen, G., Goldfarb, B. D., Erez, M., Agarwal, R. (2022). Forming new venture teams: The benefits of mixing business and relationships. Academy of Management Journal, 65 (4), 1110-1138.


Lazar, M., Miron-Spektor, E., Agarwal, R., Erez, M., Goldfarb, B., & Chen, G. (2020). 

Entrepreneurial team formation. Academy of Management Annals, 14(1), 29–59.

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