Reut Livne-Tarandach

Assistant Professor, Management & Marketing


Ph.D. Organizational Studies, Boston College

MSc. in Organizational Research, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, the William Davidson Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management

B.A. Behavioral Science, Ben-Gurion University

Courses Taught

  • MBA 645: Special Topics in Business
  • MBAL 645: Special Topics in Business
  • MGMT 315: Human Behavior in the Organization
  • MGMT 462: Managing a Diverse Workforce
  • MGMT 470: Management Independent Study
  • Research

    Dr. Livne-Tarandach's research program explores the phenomenon of renewal. Renewal represents a central paradox of learning (Smith & Lewis, 2011) that requires individuals, teams and/or organizations to simultaneously build on and transcend their past. In her research, Dr. Livne-Tarandach weaves together theories of compassion, novelty, and change to explore how and why renewal can be achieved, integrating a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods, including longitudinal qualitative field work, survey studies, quasi-experiments, and archival research.

    Her recent research explores how organizations can promote compassion, how a sense of community can emerge in temporary organizations, and how organizations can create a social architecture that enables the recruitment and retention of those we often see as unemployable. 

    Dr. Livne-Tarandach's research has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Academy of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Research in organizational Change and Development, Institution and Entrepreneurship: Research in the sociology of work, Humanistic Management Journal, Integral theory in action and Experimental business research: Marketing, accounting and cognitive perspectives and Handbook of Innovative Qualitative Research Methods: Innovative pathways and methods. 

    Reut is passionate about cultivating engaged scholarships that can create a new vision of organizations as life-giving sites focusing on human dignity, compassion, and a sense of community.

  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    Livne-Tarandach, R. & Jazaieri, H. (forthcoming) Swift Sense of Community: Resourcing Artifacts for Rapid Community Emergence in a Temporary Organization. Academy of Management Journal. 

    Pirson, M & Livne-Tarandach, R. 2020. Restoring Dignity with Open Hiring- Greyston Bakery and the Recognition of Value. Rutgers Business Review: Special Issue on Social Innovation. Vol. 5, No. 2, pp.236-247

    Kabadai S., Alkire, L. Broad G., Livne-Tarandach, R., Wasieleski, D. & Puente, A. M. 2019 Humanistic Management of Social Innovation in Service (SIS): An Interdisciplinary Framework Humanistic Management Journal.

    Laasch, O., Livne-Tarandach R. & Pirson, M. 2019. Responsible Management unfiltered: Bakers on a Mission to Scale open Hiring. CRME Cases, 1(2).

    Livne-Tarandach R., Plews J. E. & Rabelo-Caridad V. 2018. I know exactly how you feel or do I?: Why prior experience with another’s distress reduced the quality of compassion action. Academy of Management Conference Proceedings.

    Livne-Tarandach, R., Hawbaker, B., Lahneman, B. & Jones, C. 2015. Qualitative Comparative Analysis: Opportunities for Case-based Research. Elsbach, K. and Kramer, R. (Eds.) Handbook of Qualitative Organizational Research Innovative Pathways and Methods

    Cotton, R. D., Shen Y. & Livne-Tarandach R. 2011. On becoming extraordinary: The content and structure of the developmental networks of Major League Baseball Hall of Famers. Academy of Management Journal, 54(1): 15-46.

    Jones C., Livne-Tarandach, R. & Balachandra L. 2010. Rhetoric that wins clients: Entrepreneurial firms’ use of institutional logics when competing for resources. In Sine W. & David R. J. (Eds.) Institution and Entrepreneurship: Research in the sociology of work, 21: 183-218. New Milford: Emerald Group Publishing.

    Torbert, B., Livne-Tarandach R., Herdman-Barker. E., Nicolaides, A. & McCallum, D. 2010. Developmental action inquiry: A distinct integral theory that integrates developmental theory, practice, and research in action. In S. Esbjörn-Hargens (Ed.) Integral theory in action: Applied, theoretical, and critical perspectives on the AQAL Model: 413-430. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

    Livne-Tarandach R. & Bartunek J. M. 2009. A new horizon for organizational change and development scholarship: connecting planned and emergent change. In Woodman, R., Pasmore & Shani A. B. (Eds.) Research in organizational change and development, 17: 1- 36, Bingley, UK: Emerald.

    Jones, C. & Livne-Tarandach R. 2008. Designing a frame: Rhetorical strategies of architects. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 29: 1075–1099.

    Erev, I. & Livne-Tarandach, R. 2005. Experiment-based exams and the
    difference between the behavioral and the natural sciences. In Zwick, R. & Rapoport, A. (Eds.). Experimental business research: Marketing, accounting and cognitive perspectives, 3: 297-308, Dordrecht: Springer.

  • Honors, Awards, and Grants

    International Humanistic Management Research Fellow 2019-present

    Academy of Management Journal Editorial Board 2016-Present

    Awarded the Lundquist College of Business research grant for research in the field
    of diversity, 2017

    Awarded the John and Emiko Kageyama Endowment Research Grant, 2017

    Awarded the Lundquist College of Business Summer Research Support, 2017

    Awarded the Global Oregon Collaboration Fund, 2016

    Awarded the Lundquist College of Business Summer Research Support, 2016

    Awarded the John and Emiko Kageyama Endowment Research Grant, 2016

    Awarded the John and Emiko Kageyama Endowment Research Grant, 2015

    Awarded the John and Emiko Kageyama Endowment Research Grant, 2014

    Honorable mention 2013 from the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship,
    Michigan Ross School of Business, for the 2011 AMJ paper "On becoming
    extraordinary: The content and structure of the developmental networks of
    Major League Baseball Hall of Famers".