School of Finance and Management

Dr Orly Levy

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School of Finance and Management Reader in International Management
PhD (U. of Wisconsin-Madison)
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020 7898 4821
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Orly Levy is a Reader in International Management.  She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She conducts research on multinational corporations and transnational networks, focusing on global mindset and cosmopolitan disposition, transnational social capital and cultural capital, power and politics in multinational corporations, and transcultural brokerage.  Her research has been published in leading journals, including Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Human Relations, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Sloan Management Review. It was also featured in the international press, including in Forbes, Forbes India, Forbes China, and Financial Post.

In 2017, Orly became an appointed member of Innovation Caucus to provide thought leadership to Innovate UK and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) on bridging between people and ideas across cultural and national boundaries. She has been a co-Principal Investigator on a major National Science Foundation (NSF) research grant focusing on organizational culture and HRM practices in multinational corporations headquartered in Australia, Japan, the United States.

For her work, she has received multiple awards, including winner of the Emerald Award for Excellence, finalist for the Academy of Management Newman Best Dissertation Award, winner of the Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division Best Dissertation Award, nominee for the Academy of Management Dexter Award for Best International Paper, and winner of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management Best Paper Award. Her publication on global mindset (Journal of International Business Studies, 2007) is among the Top 10 Most Cited Articles on Global Leadership.

Orly has extensive international experience and she has worked and conducted research in diverse  cultural settings, including Australia, China, India, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and the United States. 


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