Amir Shoham
Finance
Associate Professor of Research
  • Office LocationAlter Hall 424
  • Titles & RolesAssociate Director, Executive Programs

Biography

Dr. Amir Shoham is an Associate Professor of Finance and International Business at the Fox School of Business Temple University. Dr. Shoham received his Ph.D. from Ben Gurion University, Israel. He also holds a Master degree in economics and a MBA. In recent years Dr. Shoham’s main research area is dealing with the impact of linguistic gender marking on gender role in society. His gender related research has appeared in a number of academic journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. He was awarded twice the SSE/WAIB Award for Increased Gender Awareness in International Business Research. In addition to teaching finance and economic courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, he has extensive experience in executive education programs in the US, Europe and Asia. He has taught and conducted executive programs at Ben gurion university, Israel; Hebrew University, Israel; The College of Management Academic Studies, Israel; Rutgers University, China and Singapore; Baruch College, Taiwan, China and Singapore; The International School of Economics, Georgia; International School of Management, France; Jiao Tong University, China; Temple University, USA and Columbia. He was on the Board of Directors of two public firms, worked has a consultant with a number of corporate and government clients, and provided legal opinion to courts.

  • Brock, D. M., Shenkar, O., Shoham, A. and Siscovick, I. C. (2008) “National Culture and Expatriate Deployment.” Journal of International Business Studies 39(8): 1293-1309.
  • Santacreu-Vasut. E, Shenkar, O., and Shoham, A. (2014) “Linguistic Gender-Marking and Its International Business Ramifications” Journal of International Business Studies 45: 1170-1178.
  • Drori, I., Manos, R., Santacreu-Vasut. E, and Shoham, A. (2019). “How does the global microfinance industry determine its targeting strategy across cultures with differing gender values?” Journal of World Business(forthcoming).
  • Drori, I., Manos, R., Santacreu-Vasut. E, Shenkar, O., and Shoham, A. (2018). “Language and market inclusivity for women entrepreneurship the case of microfinance.” Journal of Business Venturing, 33(4 July), 395-415.
  • Shoham, A., Almor, T., Ahammad, F, M., and Lee, S., (2017) Encouraging Environmental Sustainability Through Gender: A Micro-Foundational Approach Using Linguistic Gender Marking Journal of Organizational Behavior, 38(9):1356-1379.
  • “Encouraging environmental sustainability through gender: A micro-foundational approach using linguistic gender marking,” was selected as the runner-up best paper published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior in 2017 (awarded 8/13/18).
  • Fox school of Business, The Crystal Award 2017.
  • Top Faculty Member Award EMBA 2017 Fox School of Business.
  • SSE/WAIB 2015 Best Paper Award for Increased Gender Awareness in International Business Research, Sponsored by the Stockholm School of Economics for the paper
  • “Gender Diversity in Central Banks” Charlety, P., Romelli, D., Santacreu-Vasut, E., and Shoham, A.
  • SSE/WAIB 2014 Best Paper Award for Increased Gender Awareness in International Business Research, Sponsored by the Stockholm School of Economics for the paper Manos, R., Santacreu-Vasut, E., Drori, I., and Shoham, A. “Do Female/Male Distinctions in Language Influence Microfinance Outreach to Women?”
  • Outstanding Lecturer 2009, The College of Management Academic Studies.
  • American Consortium on European Union Studies (ACES) 2007 Working Paper Series Grant for “Managing Knowledge Flows in European MNCs: Elasticity Employment Contract Model.”
  • American Consortium on European Union Studies (ACES) 2006 Research Seed Grant for “Comparison of PRC and Indian Responses to the Elimination of EU Textile and Apparel Quotas: Economic and Cultural Perspectives.”
  • The Best Research of 2003, awarded by the Family Doctors Organization of Israel, (together with D. Bone and U. Regev).
  • Best Doctoral Student of 2003, awarded by the Dean of the School of Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
  • Excellent Achievement 1999, awarded by the Chair of the Department of Economics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
  • Financial Management Seminar
  • Industrial Organization and Business Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investments
  • International Financial Markets
  • Financial Analysis and Strategy
  • Director, Issta Hotels — 2008 – 2009
  • Director, Issta International Hotels — 2008-2009
  • Member of the Lipkin-Shahak Committee that studied the budget of the Israeli Ministry of Defense — 2006
  • Director, Issta, Chair of Finance Committee — 2005 – 2010
  • Consulting the Israeli government on a free trade agreement with Ukraine — 2008 – 2009
  • Head consultants of a service chain located in Israel — 2005 – 2007
  • Auditor, Municipality of Hulon — 2007 – present
  • Stipends Auditor, Sapir College — 2006 – present