Prof. Simcha Ronen

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Prof. Simcha Ronen
Phone: 03-6408512
Office: Recanati - Business Administration, 452

Short Biography

Simcha (Simi) Ronen is a Professor Emeritus of Organizational Psychology and International Management at Tel Aviv University. His research interests include cross-cultural aspects of leadership behavior, employees’ work values, managerial selection and training, and the implementation of organizational change. Professor Ronen has published in top academic journals, presented invited keynote addresses in leading conferences, and has authored four books, including the most recent book Navigating Global Business: A Cultural Compass published in 2017 by Cambridge University Press.

Professor Ronen is an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association as well as an elected Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) since 1986.

Fields of Interest

Management development and employee motivation
Comparative and cross-cultural management
Strategic human resources management

Selected Publications

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The book Navigating Global Business: A Cultural Compass is the first book to offer a comprehensive and rigorous mapping of cultural regions around the world and delineate their managerial consequences at both the macro and micro levels. The book expresses cultural differences between countries in a map of clusters, showing both the roots and correlates of cluster formation and the managerial and business repercussions of operating within, across, and in specific combinations of clusters. The resulting product is a global atlas that provides navigation guidance to a wide spectrum of readers, ranging from the layperson and student to the scholar and globally seasoned executive. 




Ronen, S. and Shenkar, O. Navigating Global Business: A Cultural Compass. Cambridge University Press 2017, 368 pp.

Ronen, S. Comparative and Multinational Management. John Wiley, 1986, 636 pp.; paperback, 1st Edition, 1987.

Ronen, S. Selecting and Implementing an Alternative Work Schedule. Dow Jones‑Irwin, 1984, 255 pp.

Ronen, S. Flexible Working Hours: An Innovation in Quality of Work Life. McGraw Hill, 1981, 353 pp.




Ronen, S., and Shenkar, O. Mapping world cultures: Cluster formation, sources and implications. Journal of International Business Studies, 2013, 44(9), 867-897.

Gelbard, R., Carmeli, A., Bittmann, R. M., & Ronen, S. Cluster analysis using multi-algorithm voting in cross-cultural studies. Expert Systems with Applications, 2009, 36(7), 10438-10446.

Ronen, S., Friedman, S., and Ben-Asher, H. Flexible Working Arrangements: Societal Forces and Implementation. In Steiner, D., Gilliland, S., and Skarlicki, D. (Eds.), Managing Social and Ethical Issues in Organizations, Information Age Pub, 2007.

Shimoni, T., Ronen, S. and Roziner, I. Predicting Expatriate Adjustment: Israel as a Host Country. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 2006, 5(3), 293-312.

Ronen, S. Self Actualization Versus Collectualization: Implication for Motivational Theories. In Erez. M., Kleibeck, U. and Thierry, H. (Eds.), Work Motivation in the Context of Globalizing Economy, Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc. Pub., Mahwab, NJ, 2001.




Friedman, S., Ronen, S., Ben-Asher, H., and Shenkar, O. Associations between deference, gender-marking, religion, and language across cultures. Critical Management Studies Conference, Liverpool, UK, July 2017.

Friedman, S., Ronen, S., Ben-Asher, H., and Shenkar, O. Clustering countries: The contribution of a nested analysis. 31st International Congress of
Psychology 2016 (ICP2016), Yokohama, July 2016.

Friedman, S., Ronen, S., Ben-Asher, H., and Shenkar, O. Exploring the predictive power of eco-cultural antecedents and correlates: Are country clusters more meaningful than individual nations? 31st International Congress of Psychology 2016 (ICP2016), Yokohama, July 2016.

Shenkar, M., Shenkar, O., Ronen, S., and Ben-Asher, H. Cultural Signifiers and Israel Studies. 32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies (Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi and Menachem Begin Heritage Center), Jerusalem, June 2016.

Friedman, S., Ronen, S., and Ben-Asher, H. Determinants and managerial applications of country culture clusters. 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP), Paris, July 2014.

Friedman, S., Ronen, S., Shenkar, O., and Ben-Asher, H. Subjective well-being through the prism of crosscultural propensities: uncertainty avoidance, wealth and human development. 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP), Paris, July 2014.

Ronen, S. and Shenkar, O.,  Invited Keynote Address. Country Clusters: A Cultural Guiding Map to Global Business. International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values (ISSWOV), Portugal, June 2010.


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