Amir Shoham

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Amir Shoham

  • Fox School of Business and Management

    • Finance

      • Research Professor


Dr. Amir Shoham is a Professor of finance and strategic management (International Business) at the Fox School of Business Temple University. Dr. Shoham received his Ph.D. from Ben Gurion University, Israel. He also holds an MA in economics and an MBA. In recent years Dr. Shoham’s main research area deals with the impact of linguistic gender marking on gender roles in society. His gender-related research is published in many academic journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of World Business, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, among others. He was awarded twice the SSE/WAIB Award for Increased Gender Awareness in International Business Research. In addition to teaching finance, international business, 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 as a consultant with several corporate and government clients, and provided legal opinions to courts.

Research Interests

  • Impact of linguistic structures on organizations and societies in the fields of Finance, Economics, International Business, and Strategy
  • Diversity & Gender diversity
  • Financial advisors’ misconduct

Courses Taught




FIN 3551

International Finance


FIN 4596

Seminar in Corporate Finance


IB 3551

International Finance


BA 5801

Industrial Organization and Corporate Strategy


FIN 5001

Financial Analysis and Strategy


Selected Publications


  • Bazel‐Shoham, O., Lee, S.M., Munjal, S., & Shoham, A. (2024). Board gender diversity, feminine culture, and innovation for environmental sustainability. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 41(2), 293-322. Wiley. doi: 10.1111/jpim.12672.

  • Summerville, K.M., Chen, V.Z., Shoham, A., & Taras, V. (2024). Speaking of diversity: Can linguistic structural differences explain cultural values toward equity, diversity, and inclusion across the globe? Journal of World Business, 59(1), 101501-101501. Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jwb.2023.101501.

  • Arslan, A., Bazel-Shoham, O., Imes, M., Lee, S.M., & Shoham, A. (2023). Protectionism and Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions Undertaken by US Multinational Enterprises: The Moderating Role of Intellectual Property Rights Protection. Management International Review, 63(5), 697-730. Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s11575-023-00518-0.

  • Shoham, A. (2023). The Fundamental Endogeneity of Survey‐Based Cultural Dimension. British Journal of Management, 34(1), 171-194. Wiley. doi: 10.1111/1467-8551.12599.

  • Berman, A., Mudambi, R., & Shoham, A. (2022). Linguistic structures and innovation: A behavioral approach. JOURNAL of INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT, 28(4). 10.1016/j.intman.2022.100943

  • Lee, S.M., Bazel-Shoham, O., Tarba, S.Y., & Shoham, A. (2022). The effect of economic freedom on board diversity. Journal of Business Research, 149, 833-849. Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2022.05.076.

  • PELZMAN, J. & BAZEL-SHOHAM, O. (2022). WEAPONIZING THE COVID-19 VACCINE: THE GEOPOLITICAL STRUGGLE. Global Economy Journal, 22(02). World Scientific Pub Co Pte Ltd. doi: 10.1142/s2194565922500099.

  • Gelman, M., Khan, Z., Shoham, A., & Tarba, S. (2021). Does local competition and firm market power affect investment adviser misconduct? Journal of Corporate Finance, 66. doi: 10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2020.101810.

  • Shoham, A., Lee, S., Khan, Z., Tarba, S., & Ahammad, M. (2020). The effect of board gender diversity on cross-listing. Journal of Corporate Finance, 65. doi: 10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2020.101767.

  • Bazel-Shoham, O. & Shoham, A. (2020). Rethinking Overseas Production: The Case of COVID-19‎ and Negative Externality. AIB Insights. doi: 10.46697/001c.17690.

  • Drori, I., Manos, R., Santacreu-Vasut, E., & Shoham, A. (2020). How does the global microfinance industry determine its targeting strategy across cultures with differing gender values? Journal of World Business, 55(5). doi: 10.1016/j.jwb.2019.02.004.

  • Khan, Z., Soundararajan, V., & Shoham, A. (2020). Global post-merger agility, transactive memory systems and human resource management practices. Human Resource Management Review, 30(1). doi: 10.1016/j.hrmr.2019.100697.

  • Bazel-Shoham, O., Lee, S.M., Rivera, M.J., & Shoham, A. (2020). Impact of the female board members and gaps in linguistic gender marking on cross-border M&A. Journal of World Business, 55(2), 100909-100909. Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jwb.2017.10.005.

  • Shoham, A. (2019). Grammatical Gender Marking: The Gender Roles Mirror. AIB Insights. doi: 10.46697/001c.16806.