Ella Miron-Spektor is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. Her research career is devoted to studying factors and conditions that promote creativity, learning, and entrepreneurial success.

She studies various companies to discover how employees can improve their creativity and how managers can form effective teams that generate and implement breakthrough ideas. She is especially interested in 1) team characteristics and processes that contribute to innovation and entrepreneurial success, 2) paradox mindset – how individuals and teams effectively respond to contradictory demands, and 3) the influence of culture and technology on creativity and learning.

Professor Miron-Spektor’s research has been recognized by the academic community through several best paper and best dissertation awards. She received grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Israel Science Foundation (ISF), Fulbright, and the European Commission (Marie Curie) to study team characteristics that foster innovation and entrepreneurial success.

Her research findings have been published in top management and psychology journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Her work has been profiled in media outlets such as Harvard Business Review, Forbes, CBS, and NBS news.

Professor Miron-Spektor has co-organized several international conferences, including the Academy of Management Specialized Conference, “From-Start-up to Scale-Up” (2018) and the Israel Organizational Behavior Conference (2018). She serves as a guest editor of special issues of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and Academy of Management Discoveries and as a member of the editorial boards of Organization Science and Journal of Organizational Behavior.

She earned her Ph.D. from the Technion and taught at Carnegie Mellon University. Before joining INSEAD, she was an associate professor at the Technion and a visiting professor at Cass Business School, City, University of London.

Professor Miron-Spektor teaches Organisational Behaviour and Team Management. She received several teaching excellence awards.


Ella Miron-Spektor

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