Sibylle Heilbrunn

Sibylle Heilbrunn
Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee · School of Social Sciences and Humanities

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October 2012 - October 2014
Ruppin Academic Center
Position
  • Head of Department
October 2011 - October 2014
Ruppin Academic Center
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Multiculturalism and Migration: Ethnic, National and Gender Issues Interaction between Individuals and Organizations in Multicultural Contexts
October 1999 - October 2008
University of Haifa
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
October 1995 - April 1999
University of Haifa
Field of study
  • Organziational Sociology
October 1992 - June 1994
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Field of study
  • Business Administration
October 1985 - April 1989
Tel Aviv University
Field of study
  • Sociology & Anthropology

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Publications (67)
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Purpose This study explored the mediating effect of political embeddedness on the relationship between gender and performance of private enterprises in the emerging economy of China. Political embeddedness is examined in terms of personal characteristics of owners and their firm. Design/methodology/approach Secondary data were collected from the C...
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Purpose In the current study framework, the authors test the underlying assumptions of affective events theory concerning the impact of job satisfaction and job insecurity driven by incivility on intrapreneurial behaviour. Design/methodology/approach Data were collected with a sample of 510 employees from five organisations. All hypotheses were te...
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This paper presents a qualitative, systematic literature review of refugee entrepreneurship research that has been published in academic outlets, up to 2018. We synthesize the contributions to the field, providing a state of the art, so as to elucidate our current understandings of the phenomenon and highlight gaps that will help enhance our future...
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This paper discusses disadvantaged entrepreneurship by exploring what is meant by the term and then taking a broad approach towards its understanding as a research field worthy of more attention. We consider entrepreneurship as a support to the social and economic integration of disadvantaged people through their creation of new enterprises. Althou...
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Purpose The full-range leadership theory, and the distinction between transformational, transactional and laissez-faire leadership behaviour has strongly influenced leadership theory and research in the last several decades. However, in spite of its impact on theory and practice, it has a few shortcomings, as, in its essence, it disregards several...
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The purpose of the study was to understand why women migrants enter precarious self-employment at the margins of the formal economy. More specifically, the study asked to explore and document the intersection of gender, precarious forms of self-employment and migration status at various locations on the continuum of the formal and informal economic...
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In this article, we have endeavoured towards a more critical perspective upon the widely adopted and promoted ‘common sense fact’ that entrepreneurship is an everlastingly positive economic activity, directly contributing to growth and social benefits, that must thus be embraced by all. By first acknowledging neoliberalism as the dominant ideology...
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Purpose-In an extreme and intentional institutional void, African refugees in Israel are bricoleuring by building an entrepreneurship market next to an "open" detention camp. The purpose of this paper is to analyze how refugee entrepreneurs overcome institutional voids through bricolage in an illegal marketplace outside the detention camp. Design/m...
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Purpose In an extreme and intentional institutional void, African refugees in Israel are bricoleuring by building an entrepreneurship market next to an “open” detention camp. The purpose of this paper is to analyze how refugee entrepreneurs overcome institutional voids through bricolage in an illegal marketplace outside the detention camp. Design/...
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Jonny is an Eritrean refugee in his 30s, who lives with his wife and daughter in Tel Aviv, Israel. Jonny was forcefully recruited to the Eritrean army in 2007. On February 5 2009, when guarding the Ethiopian border at night, he crossed the border and simply walked away. Today, Jonny is the sole owner of a kindergarten and daycare center for childre...
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The purpose of the study was to understand why women migrants enter precarious self-employment at the margins of the formal economy. More specifically, the study asked to explore and document the intersection of gender, precarious forms of self-employment and migration status at various locations on the continuum of the formal and informal economic...
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Through a global series of case studies, this pioneering book delves into refugee entrepreneurship - a major economic, political and social issue emerging as a top priority. Stories from Australia, Germany, Pakistan and many other countries, highlight the obstacles facing refugees as they try to integrate and set up businesses in their new countrie...
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Ontologically, refugees and migrants are different. Migrants are drawn to a country in search of a better life, whereas refugees are forced to leave and attempt to rebuild what they have lost. Refugees are often among the most marginalized groups of migrants, exposed to discrimination, unacceptable living conditions and high rates of unemployment....
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Despite the increased interest in recent years regarding social and gender-based entrepreneurship studies, there remains a significant lack of research relating to the topic of entrepreneurship amongst disadvantaged communities. In 2012, The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation featured a Special Issue on ‘Silent Minorities’ (Vo...
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The aim of this paper is to investigate the impact of strategic planning on service small and medium size enterprises' (SMEs) performance. A machine learning methodology, based on an alternating diffusion process, is applied for organizing the SMEs into a network/graph, and generating management profiles. The method relies on ideas from non-linear...
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We have scrutinized the role of regulative, normative and cognitive institutional environments on perceived desirability and feasibility of entrepreneurial action by applying the institutional framework to two types of Israel kibbutz cooperative communities. When combining convenient and snowball sampling, entrepreneurial drive indicators were iden...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences between immigrants and the native-born population concerning estimations of the feasibility of becoming an entrepreneur, and to examine the relationship between the propensity for risk-taking and the perceived feasibility of becoming an entrepreneur. The paper developed the renewed applic...
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The aim of this study is to explore the way German-Jews negotiate their German and Jewish cultural self-identifications. Given that Jewish and German identities represent both ethnic and national identities, we conceptualize their construction and reconstruction referring to theories of national identity. To describe the outcomes of the negotiation...
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Drawing on the social exchange theory this study assesses the relationship between co-workers’ solidarity as an antecedent of incivility and deviant behavior. More specifically we hypothesize that reduced co-workers’ solidarity will increase not only incivility but also deviant behaviors of employees. An additional hypothesis predicts that incivili...
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Immigration is often accompanied by identity transformation. This article studies the identity of immigrants in the framework of Cooley’s ‘looking-glass’ theory by examining the conceptions of various immigrant groups in Israel of how the veteran majority population perceives them. In addition, it examines the interrelation between immigrant identi...
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Drawing on the exchange model and Lazarus' theory of cognitive appraisal we investigated the relationship between perceived incivility and two possible outcomes – horizontal solidarity and perceptions of job-insecurity, while differentiating between two separate sources of perpetrators. Hypothesis one maintained that incivility perpetrated by manag...
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The present study aims to extend and integrate previous research on the mediating effects of trust in supervisor and job satisfaction on the relationship between transformational leadership style and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). Drawing on previous research, we argue that transformational leadership impacts OCB directly and indirectly...
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This chapter compares entrepreneurial endeavors of Israeli Palestinian with Jewish Israeli women in the Northern Israeli rural periphery. Using the institutional theory we show how social, economic and environmental factors affect the entrepreneurial ventures, their success and stumbling stones. Also, leaning on the resource based approach we main...
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Evidence of the impact of entrepreneurship education on adolescents, as distinct from general education, on attitudes or perceptions of entrepreneurship has remained relatively inconclusive. Moreover, very little research has been conducted regarding the question whether socio-economic background has an impact on effectiveness of entrepreneurship p...
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Purpose – The purpose of this article is to explore the difficulties facing entrepreneurs in three groups of women in Israel: immigrant women from the Former Soviet Union (FSU), women belonging to the Palestinian Israeli minority and Jewish Israeli women belonging to the majority population. Relying on the stratification approach, we investigate th...
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Entrepreneurship is viewed by many as an engine of economic growth. Therefore, encouragement of entrepreneurial behavior by means of entrepreneurial education is discussed in academic as well as in popular literature. Israel is a country that, since the 1990s, has been characterized by a high degree of entrepreneurship, especially in the high tech...
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The purpose of this chapter is to investigate social cohesion in Israel. The theoretical model underlying this study is based upon works of Jenson (1998), Bernard (1999), Berger-Schmitt (1999) and Chan et al. (2006) and postulates that social cohesion is collective and multidimensional, encompassing the economic, political and socio-cultural sphere...
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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a framework for analyzing preference for innovation of different groups of hi-tech workers according to their culture of origin and gender. Design/methodology/approach: A quantitative survey was conducted online among veteran Israelis, immigrants from North America, Western countries and immigrants f...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop a framework for analyzing preference for innovation of different groups of hi-tech workers according to their culture of origin and gender. Design/methodology/approach – A quantitative survey was conducted online among veteran Israelis, immigrants from North America, Western countries and immigrants...
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Purpose – Drawing upon the disadvantage theory, the purpose of this paper is to investigate patterns of entrepreneurship evolving under conditions of double discrimination characterizing the situation of Arab women entrepreneurs in Israel. Design/methodology/approach – A comprehensive questionnaire was administered in 2006 to a sample of 405 Arab‐...
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The aim of this article is to contribute to the endeavor of operationalizing and assessing the research of small firm's embeddedness. We hope to contribute to the existing literature by investigating form and degree of embeddedness of women entrepreneurs belonging to a marginal minority group in the periphery. A comprehensive questionnaire was admi...
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This article investigates work–family conflict of women entrepreneurs in Israel. On the basis of the resource theory maintaining that class, ethnicity and gender interact in various combinations for different groups, the article explores factors influencing the intensity of work–family conflict of Arab, immigrant and Israeli-born Jewish women.2 Dat...
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The study investigates the dimensions and characteristics that effect SMEs performance. SME's productivity can be measured using the ratio of its outputs and inputs. The study utilizes the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) methodology to derive a novel taxonomy for mapping successful SMEs. The paper presents the results of business performance measur...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate entrepreneurial opportunities in changing communities via the development of a conceptual model, drawing on Hudson's concepts of places and spaces. It also aims to explore the scope and variety of entrepreneurial opportunities in Kibbutzim located within a conceptual model of four clusters based...
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The aim of the paper is to introduce an experimental entrepreneurial elementary school in Israel. In addition to describing the organizational process of transformation from a conventional elementary school to an entrepreneurial school, the paper attempts to assess the impact of the process on teachers and pupils. The study investigates organizatio...
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Kibbutzim in Israel constitute a particular type of traditionally collective oriented communities, the first of which has been established in 1909. This paper aims to investigate the impact of environments upon motivations of entrepreneurs. More specifically, I explore internal and external motivations of entrepreneurs in three institutionally diff...
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In the last decade the Israeli Kibbutz movement underwent crucial changes as to its level of cooperation. More than half of the Kibbutzim have changed towards a less cooperative system now characterized by increasing individualism. Since the process of organizational change occurred during a defined period of time, Kibbutzim can be considered a lab...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine governmental support to immigrant entrepreneurs and its impact on their businesses. The study seeks to explore the needs of immigrant entrepreneurs as to government support schemes, and the impact of government policy upon mobilization of resources and growth of immigrant businesses. Design/methodol...
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This study investigates differences in financial funding between immigrant and non-immigrant businesses and delineates factors influencing financial funding of immigrant businesses. Data for the study were collected in Israel between 2000 and 2005. By combining convenient and snowball samples, 214 native Israelis and 153 FSU immigrant entrepreneurs...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the factors influencing entrepreneurial intensity. More specifically the study addresses the following objectives: propose a way to measure entrepreneurial intensity within the community context in order to determine entrepreneurial activity over a period of ten years, detect the factors influencing...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate how ethnicity and co-ethnic business dealing affects financing patterns of immigrant entrepreneurs. The study examines differences in financing between immigrant and non-immigrant businesses, investigating whether these differences are caused by co-ethnic business dealing of immigrant entrepreneurs. The t...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the range and particularity of problems of immigrant versus indigenous entrepreneurs and the extent to which entrepreneurs cope with the problems. Data were collected in 2004–2005 by means of a comprehensive questionnaire submitted to 214 Israeli-born and 79 immigrant entrepreneurs. We adapted existing cl...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of organizational change upon entrepreneurship in communities such as the Israeli kibbutz, which underwent during the last two decades a process of crisis and change. Based on a theoretical model that identifies how cultural orientations of individualism versus collectivism affect the...
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Globalization, industrialization and structural changes in traditional rural employment patterns have caused rural communities such as the Israeli Kibbutz to search for development strategies in order to survive. Self development constitutes one possible approach to community development. It nurtures local entrepreneurial activities and relies basi...
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During the last decade, women have been recognized as successful entrepreneurs, and the constantly rising number of womenowned businesses all over the world has led to an increasing number of studies on the differences between male and female entrepreneurs and their businesses. Women's entrepreneurship is characterized by structural constraints suc...
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This study deals with business entrepreneurship in the kibbutz. The study presents an attempt to identify what kinds of new business ventures emerge in the kibbutz setting. The empirical findings reveal a large number and variety of new business ventures characterizing the business trend in the kibbutz nowadays. More specifically, this paper presen...

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Overarching Objective: To investigate the extent to which entrepreneurship ecosystems support or hinder women’s technology entrepreneurship. Key Objectives:  Examine variations in public policy across national ecosystems for technology entrepreneurship with a gender lens.  Investigate the role of the ecosystem institutions technology incubation and venture capital in influencing women’s engagement in entrepreneurial ecosystems.  Explore the extent to which gendered understandings of (technology) entrepreneurship influences investor behaviour, and how this influences the perceived legitimacy of male and female technology entrepreneurs seeking investor funding.  Develop tools to visualise and challenge the underlying gender norms that inhibit the processes of innovation in entrepreneurship ecosystems.  Provide recommendations for a transnational gendered framework to improve women technology entrepreneurs’ participation in entrepreneurial ecosystems.