Miron Avidan

Miron Avidan

Miron Avidan

Dr.
Postdoc Resarcher
HSG/IWÖ, Sustainability Management
52-5138
Muller Friedberg #8
9000 St. Gallen
Main Focuses
  • Water management
  • Corporate disclosure
  • Sustainability measurement
Fields of research Corporate disclosure
Further fields of research The water energy nexus
Education

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW  (current position)

University of St. Gallen (HSG), Institute for Economy and the Environment (IWÖ), Sustainability Management Team (chaired by Prof. Judith Walls) 

Ph.D., MANAGEMENT (2020)

McGill University (Canada), Desautels Faculty of Management, Strategy and Organization  Committee          Prof. Dror Etzion, Prof. Brian Rubineau, and Prof. Anna Kim (McGill)

Dissertation                Acknowledging the Water-Energy Nexus as Paradox: Antecedents and Consequences 

M.Sc. APPLIED STATISTICS (2014)

Tel-Aviv University (Israel), School of Mathematical Sciences  

Supervisor           Prof. Ruth Heller

Dissertation                False Discovery Rate (FDR) Methods for Two-Stage Selection Procedures   

Professional Career

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS 

Mikkelson GM., Avidan M., Conevska A., Etzion D. (2021). Mutual reinforcement of academic reputation and fossil fuel divestment. Global Sustainability, 4, e20, 1–4.

Avidan, M., Etzion D., and Gehman, J. (2019) Opaque Transparency: How Material Affordances Shape Intermediary Work. Regulation and Governance, 13, 197-219.

Etzion, D., Gehman, J., Ferraro, F., and Avidan, M. (2017) Unleashing Sustainability Transformations Through Robust Action. Journal of Cleaner Production, 140, 167-178.

RESEARCH REPORTS

Etzion, D., Avidan, M., Franks, K., Ruderman, F., and Gehman, J. (2016) The Effectiveness of Fracking Disclosure Regimes in Canada. Prepared for SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future initiative (27 pages). 

WORKING PAPERS

Avidan, M., Walls, JL., Dowell, GW., and Cauderay, V. Temporal Dynamics in Climate Change Disclosure: The Interplay of Consistency and Accountability in Greenhouse Gas Target Setting. Will be Submitted to Academy of Management Discoveries (AMD) in August 2022.

WORK IN PROGRESS 

Avidan, M. Three of a kind? Inter-Pillar Variance in ESG Measurement. to be submitted to a special issue of Organisation Studies on "Overcoming Shortcomings of Measuring Organizational Sustainability: Assessing and Driving Societal Impact" by October 2022

Avidan, M. The Effect of Attentional Granularity on Corporate Water Management. to be submitted to a Special Issue of Organization & Environment: The role Place in Sustainability by November 2022.

Avidan, M. The Effect of Product Innovation on Issue Noticing: The Case of the Water-Energy Nexus. to be submitted to a sustainability-focused journal in early 2023. 

BYLINES ARTICLES & PRESS RELEASES

Avidan, M. (2021) Sustainability in Supply Chains. HSG Focus – Das Magazin der Universität St. Gallen, 03/21.

Etzion, D., Avidan, M., (2020) Managing the Climate-Water Nexus in Organizations. Nature sustainability (contribution to world water day 2020)

Etzion, D., Avidan, M., Franks, K., Ruderman, F., and Gehman, J. (2016) The Effectiveness of Fracking DisclosureRegimes in Canada. Prepared for SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future initiative (27 pages).

Avidan, M., Etzion, D. & Gehman, J. (2016) What Makes Public Disclosure Effective? An Analysis of Fracking Disclosure Regimes in Canada. The Huffington Post.

Avidan, M., Etzion, D. & Gehman, J. (2016) What Makes Public Disclosure Effective? The Case of FrackingDisclosure in Canada. Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

Corporate Responsibility Professional (Israel, 2006-2013)

Index Manager at MAALA – Business for Social Responsibility 

Lecturer at SRI group

  • Taught and assisted undergraduate and graduate-level classes at Bar-Ilan University, College of Management(COLMAN), IDC Herzliya (Reichmann), and other academic institutions in Israel. 

Captain at Israeli Defense Forces (IDF, Israel 1999-2005) 

  • Center for System Analysis and Operations Research

 

Teaching Activities

UNIVERSITY OF ST. GALLEN (HSG)

Water as a sustainability challenge 
- One session as part of  an IEMBA sustainability concentration (summer 2022). 
- Teaching evaluation ~4/5 (<10 students) 

Sustainability assessment and greenwashing
- One session as part of an MBA elective (spring 2022). 
- Teaching evaluation ~4/5 (15 students) 

Sustainability in the supply chain + sustainability metrics  
- Two sessions as part of a Corporate Sustainability Management (CSM) master’s elective (fall 2021). 
- Teaching evaluation ~4/5 (23 students)

Stata workshop + R-Studio workshop to doctoral students (fall 2020).

MCGILL UNIVERSITY

“Strategic Management” (winter 2019)
- Full semester course for B.comm undergrads 
- Teaching evaluation: 4.2/5.0 (36 students)

“The Social Context of Business” (winter 2017)
- Full semester course for B.comm undergrads 
- Teaching evaluation: 4.1/5.0 (32 students) 

Pedagogy training (summer 2015) 
- Full semester course for Ph.D students 

Awards

UNIVERSITY OF ST. GALLEN (HSG)

The GFF-Projektförderung des Grundlagenforschungsfonds (GFF) an der Universität St. Gallen. Co-managing the Water-Energy Nexus in Multi-National Enterprises (MNEs). CHF 71,500 per annum (2020-2023).

MCGILL UNIVERSITY 

SSRHC Partnership Engagement Grant with Prof. Dror Etzion titled “Evaluating Sustainability: Methods for querying and assessing corporate response to sustainability strategy.” CAN$ 24,500 (2018).

Center for Strategy Studies in Organizations award (CSSO/McGill): CAN$ 4000 (2017).

SSHRC Synthesis Grant with Prof. Dror Etzion for Imagining Canada’s Future initiative, award amount: CAN$ 10,000 (2017).

Rathlyn Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, CAN$ 5,000 per annum McGill University Conference Funding, CAN$ 2000 per annum McGill University Doctoral Scholarship,CAN$ 20,000 per annum.

McGill University International Tuition Fee Waiver, CAN$ 11,000 per annum

 

Talks

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS & INVITED TALKS (since 2016)

Avidan, M. (2022) Teaching as a Ph.D. Student, as part of the GRONEN doctoral consortium. Amsterdam, ND.

Avidan, M., The Effect of R&D Investment on Noticing the Water-Energy Nexus. 2022 Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC). Online. 

Avidan, M., The Effect of R&D Investment on Noticing the Water-Energy Nexus. 2022 Paradox Research Education and Practice (PREP). Online. 

Avidan, M. (2021) Corporate Water Management – Past, Present, and Future. I Presented at the AIESEC (Swiss student organization) annual symposium. St. Gallen, CH.

Avidan, M. (2021) Corporate Water Management – Past, Present, and Future. I Presented to the Institute auf dem Rosenberg Boarding School senior students. St. Gallen, CH.

Avidan, M. (2020). Do Companies Achieve their Sustainability Targets? I Presented online to the McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative (MSSI).

Avidan, M. (2018) Opaque Transparency: How Material Affordances Shape Intermediary Work. the McGill Undergraduate Research and Sustainability Network (RSN). Montreal, QC.

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. (2016) Sustainability disclosures as calculative devices: How environmental performance is actually performed. Presented a research paper at the Ivey 9th Ph.D. 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.

Additional Information

RECENT TRAINING 

programming     

Python 3.0 and Google Colab (Introduction to AI:ML, HSG, December 2020)·     

R-Studio (McGill Summer camp, 2020)·     

Stata 15.0 (HSG Workshop, 2021)·     

NVivo 12.0 (HSG Workshop, 2020)·     

statistics

Bayesian and Multi-level Analysis (CARMA Workshops, June 2020)·     

Causal Inference (McGill Semestrial Course, Winter 2020) 

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