Prof. Baruch Shimoni

Director, Graduate Program in Organizational Consulting
Prof. Baruch Shimoni
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Baruch Shimoni is a professor of sociology and organization development. He has a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During his Ph.D. studies, he spent a year (1999-2000) at Sloan School of Management at MIT. In the 2003-2005, he had a post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Anthropology at Yale University. In the course of the last 25 years, he has developed a professional career that integrates academic research with practical consulting to organizations. His challenge has been to both enhance his practical engagement with the most current research and theoretical insights and to use this practical engagement for the development of theory in the OD field. In addition to research and teaching, he founded and now serves as the academic head of the M.A. program in Organization Development and consults with organizations outside the university. In his most recent research project, Professor Shimoni uses the concept of habitus to theoretically and practically understand and cope with processes of change and development. Specifically, he links the Bourdieuan concept of habitus to the field of OD and in so doing provides an alternative way to incorporate the individual and the social in OD. Professor Shimoni published his theoretical and practical ideas in leading journals such as  Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Organizational Dynamics and Academy of Management Perspectives, and in a book Organization Development and Society: Theory and Practice of Organization Development Consulting (Routledge, 2019).


Research fields: 


  • Organization Development
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Identity and Culture in Israel: Mizrahiut
  • Philanthropy in Israel



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  1. Shimoni, Baruch with Harriet Bergmann (editor), (2006). Managing in a Changing World: From Multiculturalism to Hybridization. Academy of Management Perspectives, 20(3), 76-89. 

This paper was one of three finalists for the 2006

Academy of Management Best Paper


  1. Shimoni, Baruch (2006). Cultural Borders, Hybridization, and a Sense of Boundaries in Thailand, Mexico and Israel. Journal of Anthropological Research, 62(2), 217-234.
  2. Shimoni, Baruch (2006), Dislocated Identity: Reflections of a Mizrahi-Sabra. Theory and Criticism, 28, 209-215, (Hebrew).
  3. Shimoni, Baruch (2007). Ethnic Demonstration and Cultural Representation: From Multiculturalism to Cultural Hybridization -- the Case of Mizrachi-Sabras in Israel. HAGAR, 7(2), 13-34.  
  4. Shimoni, Baruch (2008). Separation, Emulation and Competition: Hybridization Styles of Management Cultures in Thailand, Mexico and Israel. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 21(1), 107-119.
  5. Shimoni, Baruch (2010). 'What does the government want'? New philanthropy and government in Israel: A view from the eyes of new mega-donors from the business sector. Bitahon Sociali, 83, 137-160, (Hebrew).  
  6.   Shimoni, Baruch (2010). The representation of cultures in international and cross cultural management: hybridizations of management cultures in Thailand and Israel. Journal of International Management, 17(1), 30-41.
  7.  Shimoni, Baruch (2011). 'It really works like this':  Hybrid forms of management culture in Thailand and Israel. European Management Journal, 29, 155-163.
  8.  Shimoni, Baruch (2011). Rethinking Cultural Control in Global Corporations: From Imposition of Culture to Cultural Hybridizations. International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, 4(14), 432-400.  
  9. Shimoni, Baruch (2011). I'm always looking for a power enhancer, always. Because of that, I turned to education:' On the Market-Oriented Philanthropy of Mega-donors from the Business Sector. Hevra & Revaha September (3), 389-410, (Hebrew).
  10. Schnytzer, J., Shimoni, B. & Galily. Y. (2016). The exogenous cultural incorporation of football into the Australian mainstream: a case of polyglot multiculturalism, Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science, 30, 1-19.
  11. Shimoni, Baruch (2017). A Sociological Perspective to Organization Development. Organizational Dynamics, 46, 165-170.
  12. Shimoni, Baruch (2017). What is Resistance to Change? Academy of Management Perspectives, 31(4), 257-270.
  13. Shimoni, Baruch (2017). Cooperation and Self-Cooptation: Mega Donors’ Perspectives on Philanthropy and Government Relations in Israel, Society. 54(3), 261-271.
  14. Shimoni, Baruch (2018), Bringing Agency and Social Structure Back into Organization Development: Toward a Practice of Habitus Consulting. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 54(2), 208-225.
  15. Shimoni, Baruch (forthcoming). 'Why the hell can't the system work efficiently and properly?' The transfer of business-oriented habitus to the philanthropic and education fields in Israel. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership.
  16. Shimoni, Baruch (2008). Business and New Philanthropy in Israel: Ethnography of Mega Donors, A publication of The Center for the Study of Philanthropy in Israel at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (monograph, 93 pages) (Hebrew).


  1. Shimoni, Baruch. Organization Development: Toward a Theory of Habitus Oriented Intervention. (Forthcoming). Magnes, Hebrew University Press.
  2. Shimoni, Baruch. Organization Development and Society: Theory and Practice of Organization Development Consulting. (Contract signed). Routledge.



  1. Shimoni, Baruch (2016). Review of the book On the Fault Line: Israelis of Mixed Ethnicity. Tel Aviv: Kibbutz Hameuchad (Kav Adom). Megamot, 1. (Hebrew), (pp: 456-459).


Non-refereed and professional publications

  1. Shimoni, Baruch (2000). An anthropological perspective of organizational intervention. Manhigim Bareshet   (Hebrew).
  2. Shimoni, Baruch (2000). Life stories of Kurdish-Jews of the city of Zakho in Iraqi Kurdistan. Hithadshut, vol. 7, 129-144, (Hebrew).
  3. Shimoni, Baruch (2005).  Does the training of managers meet the need of coping with the cultural complexity of today's global business system? Mashabei Enosh, 216, 26-32, (Hebrew).
  4. Shimoni, Baruch (2005). The Interaction of the Kurdish-Jewish Community of Zakho with the 'Other,' 1930-1951. (Solicited paper). Sephardic Report, 2(1), 35-3.