Creativity and Innovation Organisational Paradoxes Organisational and Team Learning Emotions
Organisational Behaviour, Team Management, Organisational Learning and Innovation, Social psychology
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 employee creativity can be improved and sustained over time, and how managers can form effective teams that generate and implement good ideas. She is especially interested in 1) team characteristics that contribute to innovation and entrepreneurial success, 2) paradox mindset and strategies that enable to leverage conflicting demands to improve creativity and innovation, and 3) the influence of culture and technological environments on creativity and learning.
Professor Miron-Spektor’s research has been recognized by the academic community through many awards including the INFORMS Dissertation Award Finalist, the Academy of Management Best Student Paper Finalist, Best Paper Award of Paradox at EGOS, and the EBS Business School Best Paper award. She received grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Israel Science Foundation (ISF), Fulbright, and the European Commission (Marie Curie).
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), the Israel Organizational Behavior Conference (2018) and the Paradox subtrack at European Group and Organizational Studies (2015, 2018). She serves as a guest editor at 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 gained her Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology with distinction from the Technion and held a post-doctoral position as at Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. Before INSEAD, she was an Associate Professor at the Technion and a faculty member at Bar-Ilan University. She also held a Visiting Professor position at Cass Business School, City, University of London.
Professor Miron-Spektor teaches Organisational Behaviour and Team Management. She received multiple teaching excellence awards.