Michal Frenkel




Michal Frenkel is a Senior Lecturer at the department of Sociology and Anthropology where she serves as an MA consultant and teaches Sociology 101, Organizations and Society, Globalization: between Culture and Economy and the research seminar Gender, Ethnicity and Class in Organizations and management. In 2005-6 she was a visiting fellow at Harvard University's Center for European Studies and a scholar in residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, at Brandeis University.

Her research focuses on the transformation of local and transnational social orders, in the context of the "globalization" of management practices. Her empirical and theoretical publications, which appeared in top international and Israeli journals, have looked at the role of geopolitical and center-periphery power relations in the cross national transfer and translation of management practices within multinational corporations (AMR, 2008), and across national boundaries (Organization Studies 2003; 2005; ISMO, 2008). In other publications she looked at the role of national and political ideologies as well as political institutions in the importation and translation of classic models of management (Organization, 2005; Israeli Sociology, 2008).

Her recent research projects -- sponsored by external and competitive grants from the Israel Foundation Trustees, Israeli Science Foundation, the Pinchas Sapir Forum, the Cherrick Center and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor (among others)

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Israel is a country that draws a lot of public attention around the globe. Nevertheless, both those who support Israel and those who are critical of its geopolitical standing and policies, usually have a very limited knowledge about the Israeli society and its political system. This course presents Israel from multiple perspectives - political, social, economic and cultural - in an attempt to expose the learners to a cutting edge academic research on the country.

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