Barak Aharonson | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Barak Aharonson

Dr. Barak Aharonson
Professor, John F. Wood Chair in Innovation Management
Department of Management
  • BA, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • CPA, Recanati Business School, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • MBA, Recanati Business School, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • MBA, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
  • Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Organization Theory, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto


  • Aharonson, B.S., Wang Z., Ellis S. and Ginsberg A. 2019. Understanding the Symbiotic Relationship between Venture Capitalists and New Ventures Academy of Management Proceedings, 118 
  • Aharonson, B.S., S Bort, J Baum. 2018. Network imprinting, learning and subsequent alliance tie formation Academy of Management Proceedings 2018 (1), 16406
  • Aharonson, B.S., Boersma FK, Drori I, Ellis S, Sagiv T. 2018. The Mobilization of Legacy Discourse During a Period of Crisis and Change. Academy of Management Global Proceedings, 101
  • King MJ, Schilling M, Aharonson, B.S. 2017. Exploring Unchartered Territory: Knowledge Search Strategies in the Origination of Outlier Patents. Academy of Management Proceedings
  • Bort S, Aharonson, B.S. 2015 What Drives CSA Reporting Engagement among Large Firms? Academy of Management Proceedings (1), 17132
  • Tzabbar, D., Aharonson, B.S., Amburgey, L. T., & Al-Laham, A. 2008. The effects of bundled knowledge stocks on innovative success. Academy of Management Proceedings. (1), 1-6

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Aharonson, B.S., Bort, S., and Woywode M. “The Influence of Multinational Corporations on International Alliance Formation Behavior of Colocated Start-Ups”. Organization Science, 31(3): 770–795.
  • Schilling M.A., King M.J., and Aharonson B.S. Exploring uncharted territory: An analysis of the origination and success of outlier patents. Organization Science. , 31(3): 535–557.
  • Ellis S.*, Aharonson B.S.*, Drori I., and Shapira Z. (2017). “Imprinting through inheritance: A multi-genealogical study of entrepreneurial proclivity” Academy of Management Journal, 60(2): 500-522. *equal contribution of the first two authors.
  • Aharonson, B.S., Tzabbar D., and Amburgey T.L. (2016) “Do They Know Something We Don’t Know? Endorsements and the Dynamics of Network Position” Global Strategy Journal Vol. 6(1): 31–49
  • Aharonson, B.S., and Schilling M. (2016) “Mapping the Technological Landscape: Measuring Technology Distance, Technological Footprints, and Technology Evolution.” Research Policy Vol. 45: 81–96
  • Aharonson, B.S. and Bort, S. (2015) “Institutional pressure and an organization’s strategic response in Corporate Social Action engagement: The role of ownership and media attention” Strategic Organization. Vol. 13 (4): 307 - 339
  • Manos R., Drori I., Shoham A., and Aharonson B.S. (2015) “National culture and national saving: Is there a link?” International Review Applied Economics. Vol. 29 (4): 455–481
  • Tzabbar, D., Silverman, B.S. and Aharonson, B.S. (2015) “Learning by Hiring or Hiring to Avoid Learning?”  Journal of Managerial Psychology Vol. 30(5): 550 – 564
  • Tzabbar, D., Aharonson, B.S., and Amburgey, T.L., (2013) “When does tapping external sources of knowledge result in knowledge integration?” Research Policy Vol. 42, 481– 494
  • Tzabbar, D., Aharonson, B.S., and Amburgey, T.L. (2008) “When the sum is Bigger than its parts? The effects of Bundled Knowledge Stocks on Innovative Success”. Strategic Organization Vol 6(4): 375–406.
  • Aharonson, B.S., Baum, J.A.C. and Plunket A. (2008) “Inventive and Uninventive Clusters: The Case of Canadian Biotechnology”. Research Policy Vol. 37, 1108–1131.
  • Amburgey, T.L., A., Al-Laham, D., Tzabbar, and Aharonson, B.S., (2008) “The Structural Evolution of Multiplex Organizational Networks: Research and Commerce in Biotechnology” in Advances in Strategic Management Vol. 25. Joel A.C. Baum, T. Rowley. Eds.
  • Aharonson, B.S., Baum, J.A.C., and Feldman, M.P. (2007) “Desperately Seeking Spillovers? Increasing Returns, Social Cohesion and the Location of New Entrants in Geographic and Technological Space.” Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol.16: 89- 130.
  • Shipilov, A. V., Rowley, T J., Aharonson B.S. (2006). “When do Networks Matter? A Study of Tie formation and Decay”. In Advances in Strategic Management Vol. 23. Joel A.C. Baum, Stanislav D. Dobrev, Arjen van Witteloostuijn. Eds.
  • 2020 福建省引进高层次人才 Fujian Province high-level talent 
  • 2019 Research on Agglomerations in China 500,000 CNY 
  • 2018-2023 南强学者 Nanqiang Scholar 1,000,000 CNY
  • 2016-2021 Coller Found, 60,000 USD
  • 2011-2017 Henry Crown Institute of Business Research in Israel, Research Grants 110,000 NIS
  • 2015 Coller Institute of Venture Tel Aviv, Research Grants 15,000 USD
  • 2015 Strategy Management Society (IACMENA Initiative), Research Grants 3,000 USD 2014 Hurvitz Institute of Strategic Management, Research Grant, 25,000 NIS
  • Strategic management 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • International Business Strategy.
  • Knowledge flow
  • Technology Innovation
  • Networks
  • Alliances