Ron Ophir

School of Administrative Studies
School of Human Resource Management

Assistant Lecturer

Office: Atkinson 270
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 30131
Emailophir@yorku.ca

Dr. Ron Ophir's research interests include organizational learning, knowledge transfer, diversity, stigmatized invisible identities, and workplace issues of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. His recent work on adoption of same-sex partner health benefits in Fortune 500 companies has appeared in Organization Science. He presented at annual conferences of Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), Academy of Management, and European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS). He has been a member of the executive committee of the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Divisions of the Academy of Management since 2003 in various board positions, and serves on the editorial boards of Organization Science and the British Journal of Management.

Ron organized, facilitated and contributed to many workshops and initiatives designed to promote LGBTQ research and teaching, facilitating support for LGBTQ research and promoting LGBTQ-inclusivity in courses, curriculum and educational programming. Ron teaches a course on identity and inclusivity, dedicating a significant portion of it to LGBTQ issues in the workplace.

As a campus activist, he developed and facilitated LGBTQ diversity-training programs (SafeZone); founded Carnegie Mellon University’s LGBTQ Resource Center; and currently chairs SexGen York, York University’s committee on LGBTQ concerns (member since 2003, Chair 2009-2011). As an LGBTQ community activist, his current focus is on parenting-support for gay-led families.

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Area of Specialization

Organizational Behaviour

Degrees

PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
MSIA, Carnegie Mellon University
BSc, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Research Interests

Management , Human Resources , Diversity in Organization, Organizational Learning, Knowledge Transfer

Selected Publications

Taking sides: The interactive influences of institutional mechanisms on the adoption of same-sex partner health benefits by Fortune 500 corporations, 1990-2003. Organization Science, 2011, 22(1), 190-209 (w/You-Ta Chuang and Robin Church)

Transactive memory and its application in IS research (2011, in print). In Y. K. Dwivedi, M. R. Wade & S. L. Schneberger (eds.), Information Systems Theory: Explaining and Predicting Our Digital Society, Vol. 2, Chapter 25. New York: Springer. (w/Dorit Nevo)

Intraorganizational learning (2002). In J. A. C. Baum (Ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Organizations (pp. 181-207). (w/L. Argote).

LGBTQ Teaching Incubator: Care, Dare, Share.. Professional development workshop accepted for the 2010 Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Montreal. (w/Robyn Berkeley)

Pink Management: An LGBTQ Research Incubator. Professional development workshop at the 2009 Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. (w/Raymond N. C. Trau)

If, When and How? Combining Parenting and Academic Life. Professional development workshop at the 2008 Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA. (w/Robyn Berkley)

Current Research Projects


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
Junior Faculty Fund


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
Junior Faculty Fund

Funders: 
Minor Research Grant


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
ATK Fellowship

Selected Publications

Taking sides: The interactive influences of institutional mechanisms on the adoption of same-sex partner health benefits by Fortune 500 corporations, 1990-2003. Organization Science, 2011, 22(1), 190-209 (w/You-Ta Chuang and Robin Church)

Transactive memory and its application in IS research (2011, in print). In Y. K. Dwivedi, M. R. Wade & S. L. Schneberger (eds.), Information Systems Theory: Explaining and Predicting Our Digital Society, Vol. 2, Chapter 25. New York: Springer. (w/Dorit Nevo)

Intraorganizational learning (2002). In J. A. C. Baum (Ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Organizations (pp. 181-207). (w/L. Argote).

LGBTQ Teaching Incubator: Care, Dare, Share.. Professional development workshop accepted for the 2010 Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Montreal. (w/Robyn Berkeley)

Pink Management: An LGBTQ Research Incubator. Professional development workshop at the 2009 Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. (w/Raymond N. C. Trau)

If, When and How? Combining Parenting and Academic Life. Professional development workshop at the 2008 Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA. (w/Robyn Berkley)

All Publications

Book Chapters

Transactive memory and its application in IS research (2011, in print). In Y. K. Dwivedi, M. R. Wade & S. L. Schneberger (eds.), Information Systems Theory: Explaining and Predicting Our Digital Society, Vol. 2, Chapter 25. New York: Springer. (w/Dorit Nevo)

Intraorganizational learning (2002). In J. A. C. Baum (Ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Organizations (pp. 181-207). (w/L. Argote).

Journal Articles

Taking sides: The interactive influences of institutional mechanisms on the adoption of same-sex partner health benefits by Fortune 500 corporations, 1990-2003. Organization Science, 2011, 22(1), 190-209 (w/You-Ta Chuang and Robin Church)

Conference Papers

LGBTQ Teaching Incubator: Care, Dare, Share.. Professional development workshop accepted for the 2010 Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Montreal. (w/Robyn Berkeley)

Pink Management: An LGBTQ Research Incubator. Professional development workshop at the 2009 Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. (w/Raymond N. C. Trau)

Ophir, R. (2009) Pulling the Classroom Out of the Closet: Risks, Rewards & Strategies for LGBTQ-Inclusive Teaching. Professional Development Workshop, 2009 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. (w/J.D. Schramm)

Ophir, R. (2008) Do ask, do tell: A provocative dialogue on GLBT research. Professional development workshop, 2008 Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA. (w/C. D. Johnson).

If, When and How? Combining Parenting and Academic Life. Professional development workshop at the 2008 Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA. (w/Robyn Berkley)

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/ADMS4444 3.0  Identity and Inclusivity in Organizations: Advanced Topics  LECT  
Fall 2017 AP/HRM3450 3.0  Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace LECT  
Fall 2017 AP/HRM3450 3.0  Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace ONLN  


Dr. Ron Ophir's research interests include organizational learning, knowledge transfer, diversity, stigmatized invisible identities, and workplace issues of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. His recent work on adoption of same-sex partner health benefits in Fortune 500 companies has appeared in Organization Science. He presented at annual conferences of Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), Academy of Management, and European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS). He has been a member of the executive committee of the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Divisions of the Academy of Management since 2003 in various board positions, and serves on the editorial boards of Organization Science and the British Journal of Management.

Ron organized, facilitated and contributed to many workshops and initiatives designed to promote LGBTQ research and teaching, facilitating support for LGBTQ research and promoting LGBTQ-inclusivity in courses, curriculum and educational programming. Ron teaches a course on identity and inclusivity, dedicating a significant portion of it to LGBTQ issues in the workplace.

As a campus activist, he developed and facilitated LGBTQ diversity-training programs (SafeZone); founded Carnegie Mellon University’s LGBTQ Resource Center; and currently chairs SexGen York, York University’s committee on LGBTQ concerns (member since 2003, Chair 2009-2011). As an LGBTQ community activist, his current focus is on parenting-support for gay-led families.

Area of Specialization

Organizational Behaviour

Degrees

PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
MSIA, Carnegie Mellon University
BSc, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Research Interests:

Management , Human Resources , Diversity in Organization, Organizational Learning, Knowledge Transfer

Current Research Projects


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
Junior Faculty Fund


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
Junior Faculty Fund

Funders: 
Minor Research Grant


Project Type: Funded
Funders: 
ATK Fellowship

All Publications

Book Chapters

Transactive memory and its application in IS research (2011, in print). In Y. K. Dwivedi, M. R. Wade & S. L. Schneberger (eds.), Information Systems Theory: Explaining and Predicting Our Digital Society, Vol. 2, Chapter 25. New York: Springer. (w/Dorit Nevo)

Intraorganizational learning (2002). In J. A. C. Baum (Ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Organizations (pp. 181-207). (w/L. Argote).

Journal Articles

Taking sides: The interactive influences of institutional mechanisms on the adoption of same-sex partner health benefits by Fortune 500 corporations, 1990-2003. Organization Science, 2011, 22(1), 190-209 (w/You-Ta Chuang and Robin Church)

Conference Papers

LGBTQ Teaching Incubator: Care, Dare, Share.. Professional development workshop accepted for the 2010 Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Montreal. (w/Robyn Berkeley)

Pink Management: An LGBTQ Research Incubator. Professional development workshop at the 2009 Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. (w/Raymond N. C. Trau)

Ophir, R. (2009) Pulling the Classroom Out of the Closet: Risks, Rewards & Strategies for LGBTQ-Inclusive Teaching. Professional Development Workshop, 2009 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. (w/J.D. Schramm)

Ophir, R. (2008) Do ask, do tell: A provocative dialogue on GLBT research. Professional development workshop, 2008 Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA. (w/C. D. Johnson).

If, When and How? Combining Parenting and Academic Life. Professional development workshop at the 2008 Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA. (w/Robyn Berkley)


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/ADMS4444 3.0  Identity and Inclusivity in Organizations: Advanced Topics  LECT  
Fall 2017 AP/HRM3450 3.0  Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace LECT  
Fall 2017 AP/HRM3450 3.0  Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace ONLN