After nearly two decades of being a teacher, a mentor, an advisor and a friend of Meivia and its partners, Gadi Ariav came on board as an Honorary Partner in September 2018.
He has nearly 50 years of experience in the practice, research and teaching of the use of Information Technologies and Systems in organizations. Gadi is a retired Associate Professor of Technology and Information Systems Management at the Coller School of Management of Tel Aviv University. Until his retirement in October 2017, he headed the Max Perlman Center for Global Business (since 2009) and served as the founding Academic Director of the Business Consulting specialization in the MBA program (since 2012).
Gadi served in MAMRAM, the IDF’s military computing complex, holding the position of the ICT CTO of the Logistics Command (between 1967-1978), with 3 years of ICT consulting in Hamburg, Germany (from 1972-1975).
His international academic career, which started in 1982, was primarily at Tel Aviv University and additionally at Stern School of Business (NYU), Paul Merage School of Business (UC Irvine), Claremont Graduate University and at Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University). He was the Academic Director of the Executive MBA programs between 1994 and 2005 and was also the founding director of the Kellogg-Recanati International EMBA program as well as the Georges Leven High-Tech Management School (HTMS), all at Tel Aviv University.
Since 2001, Gadi has been studying and teaching high-tech entrepreneurship as well as international business strategies in technology-intensive companies in general and Israel, China and India, in particular. Following closely the business landscape in India and China through repeated visits and in-depth study, he has written several case studies of Indian and Chinese corporate global strategy and has been a participant in the India-Israel Strategic Dialog Forum (2008-2013). In 2012, Gadi was appointed as an advisor to the city of NanJing on High-Tech Industrial development.
He has also been a Resident Scholar at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore, and CRTI – the Center for Research in Technology and Innovation, Kellogg School of Management, IL, USA, both, for two months, every year since 2014. His current academic focus is on the study of global management of innovation and the use of IT for decision support. His works have been published in the ACM Transactions on Database Systems, Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, Journal of MIS, as well as the proceedings of ICIS, the International Conference on Information Systems.
Gadi holds a Ph.D. degree in Decision Sciences from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a M.Sc. in Management Science (Cum Laude), as well as B.A. degree in Statistics and Economics, both from Tel Aviv University.