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Zur Shapira


William Berkley Professor of Management

  Biographical Sketch
  Zur Shapira is William Berkley Professor of Management at the Stern School of Business, New York University. He was raised and educated in Jerusalem and graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology and Management from the University of Rochester, and has taught at the University of Rochester, Hebrew University, Carnegie-Mellon University, University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago before joining New York University in 1988.  He has been a Research Fellow at the International Institute of Management in Berlin, a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, and a Resident Scholar at the Rockefeller Foundation.
  Professor Shapira is best known professionally for his work on risk taking and organizational decision making. Among his publications are the books: Risk Taking: A Managerial Perspective (1995), Organizational Decision Making (1996), Technological Innovation: Oversights and Foresights (1997), Organizational Cognition (2000) and The Evolution of a New Industry (2013).   He has been a speaker at major academic and private institutions and professional associations such as the Israeli Management Center, The Academy of Management, The Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance, Arthur Andersen, and the CIGNA Corporation.  He appeared on BBC worldwide and on CNBC.
  Professor Shapira has been a consultant to various business firms, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations including:  Arthur Andersen, The Electronics Corporation of Israel, El Al-Israel Airlines, Bank of Israel, Bank Leumi, Intel, Teva Pharmaceutical Co., The Center for Strategic Studies (Tel Aviv), The National Institute of Defense (Israel), Daimler-Benz Aerospace Company, and the Thomas Register Company.
  1972-76 Ph.D. Psychology and Management University of Rochester
  1970-72 MSc. Psychology and Business
Administration (with honors)
Hebrew University, Jerusalem
  1967-70 B.Sc. Psychology and Mathematics Hebrew Univeristy, Jerusalem
  1966-67   Psychology and Philosophy Tel Aviv University