Department of Organization

  • Center for Organizational Research on Impact (CORI)
Part-time full professor at CBS and also a full professor of Organization Theory at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.


Tammar Zilber explores how individuals, groups, and organizations come together to create a shared reality that they experience as given, and how they maintain or change this social world. She uses Institutional Theory to understand how broad social meanings – e.g., feminism in the context of a rape crisis center, Modernism in the context of Israeli high-tech, capitalism in the context of CEO compensation in the USA, and science in the context of academic research – influence organizations and are influenced by them. Her studies are based on qualitative methodologies such as ethnography, narrative, and discourse analysis; and span various levels of analysis, including the individual, organization, field, and society. She published the books Narrative Research: Reading, Analysis, and Interpretation (Sage) and Peace Entrepreneurs and Social Entrepreneurship: Life Stories from Israel and Palestine (Edward Elgar), and Her work has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Organization Studies, Organization Science, Journal of Management Inquiry, and Research in the Sociology of Organizations.
Tammar served as an Associate Editor at the Academy of Management Journal and on the EGOS board. As of September 2023, she is the co-Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies.

Primary research areas
  • Microfoundations of institutional dynamics
  • Qualitative research methods (ethnography, narrative analysis)
Curriculum Vitae
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Other teaching activities
  • Institutional Organizational Analysis: Change and Transformation (PhD course)
  • Research Methodology in Organization and Management Analyses (PhD course)
Selected publications
  • Jakob-Sadeh, L. & Zilber, T. B. (2019). Bringing 'Together': Emotions and power in organizational responses to institutional complexity. Academy of Management Journal, 62(5), 1413-1443.  
  • Gross, T. & Zilber, T.B. (2020). Power dynamics in field-level events: A narrative approach. Organization Studies, 41(10), 1369-1390.  
  • Howard-Grenville, J., Nelson, A., Vough, H., & Zilber, T.B. (2021). From the editors: Achieving fit and avoiding misfit in qualitative research. Academy of Management Journal, 64(5): 1313-1323.  
  • Zilber, T.B. & Zanoni, P. (2022). Templates of ethnographic writing in Organization Studies: Beyond the Hegemony of the Detective Story. Organizational Research Methods, 1-34.


Publications sorted by:
Linda Jakob Sadeh; Avital Baikovich; Tammar B. Zilber / Analyzing Social Interaction in Organizations : A Roadmap for Reflexive Choice.
In: Organizational Research Methods, 22.4.2024
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Tammar B. Zilber / Narrating Institutional Logics Into Effect : Coherence Across Cognitive, Political, and Emotional Elements.
In: Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 69, No. 1, 3.2024, p. 172-221
Journal article > peer review
M. Tina Dacin; Tammar Zilber; Mélodie Cartel; Ewald Kibler / Navigating Place : Extending Perspectives on Place in Organization Studies.
In: Organization Studies, 27.4.2024
Journal article > peer review
Olivia Brown; Robert M. Davison; Stephanie Decker; David A. Ellis; James Faulconbridge; Julie Gore; Michelle Greenwood; Gazi Islam; Christina Lubinski; Niall G. MacKenzie; Renate Meyer; Daniel Muzio; Paolo Quattrone; M. N. Ravishankar; Tammar Zilber; Shuang Ren; Riikka M. Sarala; Paul Hibbert / Theory-Driven Perspectives on Generative Artificial Intelligence in Business and Management
In: British Journal of Management, Vol. 35, No. 1, 1.2024, p. 3-23
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