- McGill University
Ph.D. in Management, expected summer 2019
Committee: Dror Etzion (advisor), Brian Rubineau (McGill), Charlotte Cloutier (HEC).
Research Interests: Corporate water use, sustainability metrics and evaluation, regulation, performativity, materiality and affordances, SDGs, micro-CSR, ethics.
Dissertation: “Strategizing for sustainability in the water-energy nexus.”
- Tel-Aviv University
Master of Science (M.Sc.) - applied statistics, 2013
Advisor: Ruth Heller
Dissertation: “False Discovery Rate (FDR) Methods for Two-Stage Selection Procedures.”
Master of Business Administration (MBA), 2004
Double major - finance and operations research
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), 1999
Double major – statistics and psychology
Miron Avidan is a final year candidate at McGill’s management PhD program, working under the supervision of Professor Dror Etzion. Prior to joining Desautels, Miron obtained a BA and M.Sc in statistics as well as an MBA from Tel-Aviv university. He also worked for several years as an analyst at “MAALA” (Hebrew for “virtue”), an NGO that promotes corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the Israeli business community, and consulted large clients on the writing and dissemination of CSR reports. His current research focuses on the development of sustainability metrics in the context of corporate water management.
- Co-developed SSRHC Partnership Engagement Grant with Prof. Dror Etzion titled “Evaluating sustainability: Methods for querying and assessing corporate response to sustainability strategy.” (2017), award amount: CAN$ 24,500
- Co-wrote SSHRC Synthesis Grant with Prof. Dror Etzion for Imagining Canada’s Future initiative (2015), award amount: CAN$ 10,000
- Rathlyn Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, (2014-2018), CAN$ 5,000 per annum
- McGill University Doctoral Scholarship, (2013-2016), CAN$ 20,000 per annum
- McGill University International Tuition Fee Waiver, (2013-2018), CAN$ 11,000 per annum
- McGill University Conference Funding, (2014-2018), CAN$ 2000 per annum
- Israeli Defense Forces post-graduate scholarship (2004-2005), ILS 10,000 per annum
- Tel-Aviv University, School of Mathematical Sciences Distinction (1998)
- Avidan, M., Etzion, D., and Montgomery, W. (2018) “Testing the Waters: Developing Frameworks for the Organization of Water.” Initiated, organized and presented a Professional Development Workshop (PDW) at the Academy of Management meeting. Chicago, IL.
- Avidan, M. (2018) “Trade-offs and Linkages - Applying a Holistic Perspective to the Management of the Carbon-Water Nexus.” Presented a research paper at the ONE consortium of the Academy of Management meeting. Chicago, IL.
- Avidan, M. (2018) “Trade-offs and Linkages - Applying a Holistic Perspective to the Management of the Carbon-Water Nexus.” Presented a research paper at the Venice International University (VIU) Summer School on responsible capitalism. Venice, Italy.
- Avidan, M. (2018) “Opaque Transparency: How Material Affordances Shape Intermediary Work.”
Presented a research paper to the McGill Undergraduate Research and Sustainability Network (RSN). Montreal, QC.
- Avidan, M. (2016) “Sustainability disclosures as calculative devices: How environmental performance is actually performed.” Presented a research paper at the Ivey 9th Phd Sustainability Academy. London, ON.
- Avidan, M. (2016) “Sustainability disclosures as calculative devices.” Presented a research paper at the ONE consortium of the Academy of Management meeting. Anaheim, CA.
- Etzion, D., Avidan, M., Franks, K., Ruderman, F., and Gehman, J. (2016) The Effectiveness of Fracking Disclosure Regimes in Canada. Presented a research report to the department of strategic management and organization, University of Alberta school of business. Edmonton, AB.
- Etzion, D., Avidan, M., Franks, K., Ruderman, F., and Gehman, J. (2016) The Effectiveness of Fracking Disclosure Regimes in Canada. Presented a research report at the SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant Symposium, University of Calgary. Calgary, AB.
- Avidan, M. (2014) “How Different Evaluation Standards Contribute to Organizational Legitimacy.” Presented a research paper at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) annual meeting. Muskoka, ON.
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