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Ron Ophir

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School of Administrative Studies
School of Human Resource Management

Assistant Professor

Office: Atkinson Building, 270
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 30131
Email: ophir@yorku.ca

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Dr. Ron Ophir's research interests include organizational learning, knowledge transfer, diversity, stigmatized invisible identities, and workplace issues of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. His work on adoption of same-sex partner health benefits in Fortune 500 companies has appeared in Organization Science. He presented at annual conferences of Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), Academy of Management, and European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS). He has been served on executive positions at the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the Academy of Management, and editorial boards of Organization Science and the British Journal of Management.

Ron organized, facilitated and contributed to many workshops and initiatives designed to promote LGBTQ research and teaching, facilitating support for LGBTQ research and promoting LGBTQ-inclusivity in courses, curriculum and educational programming. Ron teaches a course on identity and inclusivity, dedicating a significant portion of it to LGBTQ issues in the workplace.

As a campus activist, he developed and facilitated LGBTQ diversity-training programs (SafeZone); founded Carnegie Mellon University’s LGBTQ Resource Center; and chaired SexGen York, York University’s committee on LGBTQ concerns, to name a few. As an LGBTQ community activist, Ron has developed and participated in parenting-support for gay-led families.

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Degrees

PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
MSIA, Carnegie Mellon University
BSc, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Research Interests

Management , Human Resources, Diversity in Organizations, Organizational Learning, Knowledge Transfer, Organizational Behaviour

Current Research Projects


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    Junior Faculty Fund

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    Minor Research Grant

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    ATK Fellowship

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Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Transactive memory and its application in IS research (2011, in print). In Y. K. Dwivedi, M. R. Wade & S. L. Schneberger (eds.), Information Systems Theory: Explaining and Predicting Our Digital Society, Vol. 2, Chapter 25. New York: Springer. (w/Dorit Nevo)

2011

Intraorganizational learning (2002). In J. A. C. Baum (Ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Organizations (pp. 181-207). (w/L. Argote).

2002

Journal Articles


Conference Papers

Publication
Year

LGBTQ Teaching Incubator: Care, Dare, Share.. Professional development workshop accepted for the 2010 Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Montreal. (w/Robyn Berkeley)

2010

Pink Management: An LGBTQ Research Incubator. Professional development workshop at the 2009 Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. (w/Raymond N. C. Trau)

2009

Ophir, R. (2009) Pulling the Classroom Out of the Closet: Risks, Rewards & Strategies for LGBTQ-Inclusive Teaching. Professional Development Workshop, 2009 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. (w/J.D. Schramm)

2009

Ophir, R. (2008) Do ask, do tell: A provocative dialogue on GLBT research. Professional development workshop, 2008 Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA. (w/C. D. Johnson).

2008

If, When and How? Combining Parenting and Academic Life. Professional development workshop at the 2008 Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA. (w/Robyn Berkley)

2008


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/ADMS4444 3.0 M Identity and Inclusivity in Organization LECT
Winter 2021 AP/HRM4481 3.0 N Organizational Communication LECT
Winter 2021 AP/ADMS2400 3.0 U Introduction to Organizational Behaviour ONLN



Dr. Ron Ophir's research interests include organizational learning, knowledge transfer, diversity, stigmatized invisible identities, and workplace issues of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. His work on adoption of same-sex partner health benefits in Fortune 500 companies has appeared in Organization Science. He presented at annual conferences of Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), Academy of Management, and European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS). He has been served on executive positions at the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the Academy of Management, and editorial boards of Organization Science and the British Journal of Management.

Ron organized, facilitated and contributed to many workshops and initiatives designed to promote LGBTQ research and teaching, facilitating support for LGBTQ research and promoting LGBTQ-inclusivity in courses, curriculum and educational programming. Ron teaches a course on identity and inclusivity, dedicating a significant portion of it to LGBTQ issues in the workplace.

As a campus activist, he developed and facilitated LGBTQ diversity-training programs (SafeZone); founded Carnegie Mellon University’s LGBTQ Resource Center; and chaired SexGen York, York University’s committee on LGBTQ concerns, to name a few. As an LGBTQ community activist, Ron has developed and participated in parenting-support for gay-led families.

Degrees

PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
MSIA, Carnegie Mellon University
BSc, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Research Interests

Management , Human Resources, Diversity in Organizations, Organizational Learning, Knowledge Transfer, Organizational Behaviour

Current Research Projects


    Project Type: Funded
    Funders:
    Junior Faculty Fund

    Funders:
    Minor Research Grant

    Project Type: Funded
    Funders:
    ATK Fellowship

    Project Type: Funded
    Funders:
    Junior Faculty Fund

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Transactive memory and its application in IS research (2011, in print). In Y. K. Dwivedi, M. R. Wade & S. L. Schneberger (eds.), Information Systems Theory: Explaining and Predicting Our Digital Society, Vol. 2, Chapter 25. New York: Springer. (w/Dorit Nevo)

2011

Intraorganizational learning (2002). In J. A. C. Baum (Ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Organizations (pp. 181-207). (w/L. Argote).

2002

Journal Articles


Conference Papers

Publication
Year

LGBTQ Teaching Incubator: Care, Dare, Share.. Professional development workshop accepted for the 2010 Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Montreal. (w/Robyn Berkeley)

2010

Pink Management: An LGBTQ Research Incubator. Professional development workshop at the 2009 Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. (w/Raymond N. C. Trau)

2009

Ophir, R. (2009) Pulling the Classroom Out of the Closet: Risks, Rewards & Strategies for LGBTQ-Inclusive Teaching. Professional Development Workshop, 2009 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. (w/J.D. Schramm)

2009

Ophir, R. (2008) Do ask, do tell: A provocative dialogue on GLBT research. Professional development workshop, 2008 Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA. (w/C. D. Johnson).

2008

If, When and How? Combining Parenting and Academic Life. Professional development workshop at the 2008 Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA. (w/Robyn Berkley)

2008


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/ADMS4444 3.0 M Identity and Inclusivity in Organization LECT
Winter 2021 AP/HRM4481 3.0 N Organizational Communication LECT
Winter 2021 AP/ADMS2400 3.0 U Introduction to Organizational Behaviour ONLN