Kay Avi

CURRICULUM VITAE
Avi Kay

Academic Education
Northwestern University
Ph.D. in Human Development and Social Policy; 1992
• Graduated with highest distinction
MS in Organizational Behavior; 1989
Hebrew University
MA in Organizational Psychology, 1985
• Graduated with highest distinction
University of Michigan
BA Psychology ; 1980
• Graduated with highest distinction

Academic Appointments
2003-present Lev Academic Center
Senior Lecturer
Department of Business Management
• Department Chair: 2007-2013
Academic Director
English Speakers’ Program (June 2013-)
Director
Mark Schuman Center for Entrepreneurship (2006-)

1993-2004 Touro College Israel
Associate Professor
Dean of Students
Dean of Overseas Program
Director: Special Program for Ultra-Orthodox Population

Adjunct Lecturer
• Ben Gurion University, (Graduate Level – MBA Program)
• Boston University (Graduate Level – MBA Program)
• Fulda University of Applied Sciences (Undergraduate and Graduate level – Social Sciences)
• Hadassah Academic College
• Hebrew University
• Loyola University – Chicago (Undergraduate Level – Social Sciences)

Relevant Non-academic Employment
1993-2011 Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (VLJI)
• Program Evaluator
• Organizational Consultant to Directors of VLJI

Publications
Kay, A. (Accepted for Special Issue – In preparation). “The Men Who Never Were: The Forgotten Pioneers of Business Ethics” Management Revue.
Kay, A. (Accepted for publication). “Corporate Social Responsibility in Israel: The Promise and Practice of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Promised Land.” In A. Stachowicz-Stanusch (ed.). Contemporary Perspectives in Corporate Social Performance and Policy – The Middle Eastern Perspective.
Klarsfeld, A.; Bebbington, D.;Kay, A.;Guo, F. Mendes, P.; Taksa, L. (Accepted for Publication). “National perspectives on Jews at work: contrasting Australia, France, Israel and the U.K,”, in Religious Diversity in the Workplace: Conflict, Harmony and |Performance. Eds. J. Syed, A. Klarsfeld, F. Ngunjiri, C. Härteled. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Kay, A. (2016). “The Representation of the Psychological Ramification of the Armenian Genocide: A Voice Crying out in the Desert?” Journal of Levantine Studies.(5) 2: 113-142.
Polin, B.; Ehrman, C. and Kay, A. (2016). “Understanding Parental and Gender Impact on Entrepreneurial Intentions.” International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship. 28 (4): 267-283.
Kay, A. (2014). The Transition of Ultra-Orthodox Men in Israel to the Workplace: Special Characteristics, Expectations and Preferences. Jerusalem: Israel National Insurance.
Kay, A. (2013). “The Possible Role of Psychology In Business Ethics’ Training.” in Journal of Organizational Moral Psychology 2:(3), 21-28.
Kay, A. (2012). “Occupational Preferences and and Expectations of Ultra-Orthodox Men in Israel.” in K. Caplan and N. Stadler (eds.). Haredim in Israel: From Survival to Success. Influences and Trends. Jerusalem: Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. (Hebrew), 165-175.
Kay, A. (2012). “Pursuing Justice: Workplace Relations in the Eyes of Jewish Tradition.” Journal of Management Development, 31(9), 901-911
Kay. A. (2012). “From Altneuland to the New Promised Land: The Americanization of the Israeli Economy.” Journal of Jewish Political Studies Review, 24, (1/2), 99-112.
Kay, A. (2011). “Using Psychological Knowledge to Improve Business Ethics Education.” International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education, Volume 2 (3), 472-479.
Kay, A. (2010). “Squaring the Circle? The Development of Academic Programs for Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel.” In G. Giberson and T. Giberson (Eds.). The Knowledge Economy and Commodification of Knowledge. Cresskill, New Jersey: Hampton Press, 69-87.
Kay, A. (2009). Business Ethics: A Practical Approach. A Guide to the Writing and Implementation of Ethical Codes in Organizations. Jerusalem: The Center for Business Ethics. (in Hebrew), 136 pp.
Kay, A. (2003). “The Impact of Public and Private Attitudes Toward the Holocaust and Holocaust Survivors in the United States on the Adult Psychological Development of American Holocaust Survivors.” Beyond Camps and Forced Labour : Current International Research on Survivors of Nazi Persecution : Proceedings of the First International Multidisciplinary Conference at the Imperial War Museum, London, 29-31 January 2003. (eds.). Johannes-Dieter Steinert und Inge Weber-Newth. Osnabruck: Secola.
Kay, A. (2001). “Business Ethics: Challenges and Trends in Preparing Business Professionals for the 21st Century.” Mashebei Enosh (Human Resources), 166, 28-34. (In Hebrew).
Kay, A. (2001). “Citizen Rights in Flux: The Influence of American Immigrants to Israel on Modes of Political Activism.” Jewish Political Studies Review, 13, (3-4), 143-158.
Kay, A. (1998) “Generativity in the Shadow of Genocide: The Adult Development of Holocaust Survivors.” in D. McAdams and E. de St. Aubin (Eds.) Generativity and Adult Development: How and Why We Care for Future Generations. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. pp. 335-359. (93 citations).
Kay, A. (1996). Making Themselves Heard: The Impact of North American Olim on Israeli Protest Politics. New York: The American Jewish Committee and the Argov Center of Bar-Ilan University. 29 pp.
Aquino, K., Steisel, V. and Kay, A. (1992). “Effects of Resource Distribution, Voice, and Decision Framing on the Provision of Public Goods.” Journal of Conflict Resolution, 36, (4), 665-687.

Presentations
Kay, A. and Klarsfeld, A. Organizer and Presenter. “At the interface between equality and difference: Jewish identity and management scholarship.” The 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Atlanta, GA. Agust 4-8, 2017.
Kay, A. “Management Education for Responsibility and Ethics: An International Perspective.” The 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Atlanta, GA. Agust 4-8, 2017.
Kay, A. “Israel at 70: Trends and Transitions in Corporate Social Responsibility in Israel. European Business Ethics’ Network: Israel International Conference Responsibility, Trust and Dissent in Business Organizations; EBEN Israel International Conference, Beersheba, Israel, April 19-April 21, 2017.
Kay, A. “On Being Zusya” – Employing Jewish Tradition to Make Organizations and the Lives of those in them Meaningful.” The 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Anaheim, CA, August 8, 2016.
Kay, A. “The History of the Future of Business Ethics: Paving the Road to Be Taken.” Center for Business Ethics 40th Anniversary Conference. Waltham: MA. July 25-26, 2016.
Kay, A. “The Armenian Genocide and Its Psychological Ramifications.” International Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide, Jerusalem, Israel, June 26-29, 2016.
Kay, A.”What’s the Story with Holiness?” A traditional Jewish Perspective on the Meaning of ‘Kadosh’ in the World of Managers and Leaders.” 11th Organizational Studies Summer Workshop: Spirituality, Symbolism, and Storytelling, Mykonos, Greece, May 20 2016.
Kay, A. “Religion and Work Among Ultra-Orthodox Israeli Males: Finding Meaning in the Profane?” The 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Vancouver, B.C. Canada, August 10, 2015.
Kay, A. “A Workplace in Transition: Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel.” The 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Vancouver, B.C. Canada, August 9, 2015.
Kay, A. The Place of Work in the Eyes of Israel Haredi Men. Presented at Conference on “Haredi Employment: Between Policy and Reality. The Open University of Israel, March 2, 2015.
Kay, A. “The Development of Business Ethics as an Academic Field: The ‘Prehistoric’ Years.” Presented at Management Research History Group Conference, Lancaster, England, July 8, 2013.
Kay, A. “The History of Business Ethics and its Meaning for Ethics Education.” Transmitting of Business Ethics: Lessons from Academia and Business. Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, June 12, 2013.
Kay, A. “The Man’s Helpmate? The Role of Work and its Consequences in the Spiritual World of Ultra-Orthodox Israeli Women.” Presented at Fifth Annual Israeli Conference on Religion and Spirituality, Tel Aviv University, May 27, 2013.
Kay, A. “Using Psychological Knowledge to Improve Business Ethics Education.” The Canada International Conference on Education, Toronto, Canada, April, 2011.
Kay, A. “A Multimedia Approach to the Teaching of Business Ethics”. Proceedings of the Seventh Bi-Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values. Jerusalem, Israel, June 2000.
Kay, A. “Management, Spirituality and Religion Research Incubator.” The 72nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Boston, MA, August 2012.
Kay, A. “Fundamentalists at Work: Individual and Organizational Consequences of
Fundamentalism at the Workplace.” The 72nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Boston, MA, August 2012.
Kay, A. “Justice, Justice shall you pursue: An Examination of Organizational Justice in
Jewish Tradition.” Presented at the Conference on Practical Wisdom in Jewish Tradition. Ben Gurion University. July 4-5, 2011.
Kay, A. “Ethical Training and the Current Financial Crisis.” Conference on Business Ethics and Corporate Governance: Red on the Screens and Redlines” Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, March 25, 2009
Kay, A. Buono, A. Beauvis, L. Desplaces, D. (2006). “Institutionalizing Business Ethics”. Academy of Management, August, 2006. http://proceedings.aom.org.
Kay, A. “The Introduction of Psychology As a Means To Improve Ethical Decision Making In Business Settings.” Conference on Ethical Management in Theory and Practice, Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany, May 22, 2006.
Kay, A. “From Altneuland to the New Promised Land: The Americanization of the Israeli
Economy.” (Presented at Feinstein Center for American Jewish History Conference: “Jews and American Business”, Philadelphia, October 2004.
Kay, A. “A Hands-On Approach to Implementing an Ethics Program.” Presented at Conference on The Implementation of Ethical Codes. Jerusalem Center for Business Ethics, Tel Aviv, August 2004.
Kay, A. “The Impact of Public and Private Attitudes Toward the Holocaust and Holocaust
Survivors in the United States on the Adult Psychological Development of American Holocaust Survivors.” Presented at Beyond Camps and Forced Labour: Current International Research on Survivors of Nazi Persecution: International Multidisciplinary Conference at the Imperial War Museum, London, January 2003.
Kay, A. “If Not Now, When? Thoughts on the Teaching of Business Ethics.” Presented at the
First Conference on Teaching Business Ethics. Jerusalem, Israel, June 2001
Kay, A. “Psychological Perspectives on the Transmission of the Holocaust Experience.”
Presented at the Ninth International conference in Jerusalem on New Challenges in Transmitting the Meaning and Experience of the Holocaust. Jerusalem, Israel, December 2000.
Kay, A. “Fundamentalism and Academia: The Israeli Experience” Presented at the
Schlossman Lecture on the Expert in Modern Society; Max Plank Institute; Berlin, Germany; November 1998.

Invited Lecture
“Religion at the Workplace and Ultra-Orthodox Jews in the Israeli Workplace: Possible Lessons for the Integration of Migrants in Europe?” Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Fulda Germany, December 6, 2016.
“The Armenian Genocide: A History of its Psychological Treatment.” Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Fulda Germany, December 5, 2016.
“Antecedents and Trends in Entrepreneurship: A View from Israel.” 8th International Scientific Conference Faculty of Management Cracow University of Economics, Cracow, Poland, June 1, 2016.
“Occupational Patterns of Male Israeli Haredim. Jerusalem: Israel Institute for Democracy. January 10, 2015
“The Evolution of the Literature Regarding Psychological Ramification of the Armenian Genocide.” Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. November 12, 2015. Library Research Fellows’ Forum, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, November 12, 2015.
“Ultra-Orthodox and Work in Israel: Directions and Decisions.” Walsh University, Troy, MI. August 19, 2015
“Transitions in the Israeli Economy.” Economic University of Prague, Czech Republic, May 8, 2006.
“Business Ethics and Psychology: The Road Less Travelled.” Bentley College Conference on Global Business Ethics, Boston. Presented May 26, 2005.

Funded Projects , Grants or Contracts
Funding Agency: The National Insurance Institute
Dates: October 1, 2012-September 30, 2013,
Research Title: “The Transition of Ultra-Orthodox Men in Israel to the Workplace: Special Characteristics, Expectations and Preferences.”

Book Review
Kay, A. (2015). Book Review: Hakak, Y. (2012). Young Men in Israeli Haredi Yeshiva Education: The Scholars’ Enclave in Unrest. Leiden: Brill. In Gender and Religion.
Kay, A. (2010). Book Review: Lev-Ari. L. (2008). The American Dream—For Men Only? Gender, Immigration, and the Assimilation of Israelis in the United States. El Paso, TX: LFB. Scholarly Press. In Israeli Sociology. (Hebrew)

Other Academic Activities

Classes Taught:
• Business Ethics (Undergraduate, Graduate)
• Business Aspects of Health Care (Graduate)
• Human Resource Management (Undergraduate)
• Leadership (Graduate)
• Organizational Behavior (Undergraduate, Graduate
• Organizational Assessment and Evaluation (Graduate)

Editing:
• Associate Editor, Academy of Management, Management, Spirituality and Religion Interest Group

Reviewer:
• Academy of Management
• Gender and Religion
• Israeli Sociology
• Journal of Business Ethics
• Journal of Management of Applied Business
• Journal of Management Development
• Journal of Management Spirituality and Religion
• Society of Business Ethics

Community:
• Executive Committee, Management Spirituality and Religion Interest Group

Sessions