Moshe Zviran

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Moshe Zviran

1955 (age 68–69)
Tel Aviv

Moshe Zviran (Hebrew: משה צבירן ; born: 1955) is full professor and Dean of the Coller School of Management at Tel Aviv University and Chief Entrepreneurship and Innovation Officer at Tel Aviv university. He is also the founder of “The Zviran Index” for comparative salary and benefits surveys in Israel.[1]

Early life and education

Moshe Zviran was born and raised in Tel Aviv. He attended Arnon elementary school and studied in the science-electronics track at the Ironi Dalet high school. Following his high school studies, he was recruited into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in 1973 and served in the Air Force. He completed a B.Sc. in mathematics and computer sciences (1979) and an M.Sc. in management sciences with a specialization in information systens (1982) at Tel Aviv University. During his bachelor’s and master’s studies he worked in information systems for a number of organizations, advancing to managerial positions in the area. In 1984, he began his doctoral studies at Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Management and in 1988 he received his PhD in the management of information systems.[1]


In 1988-1992 Zviran was a faculty member in the area of management sciences and information systems at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.[2] He returned to Israel in 1992, where he was first a faculty member in the Department of Information Systems Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and in 1994 he joined the Faculty of Management at Tel Aviv University.[1]

Since joining Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Management, Prof. Zviran has held many positions, including head of the Management of Technology and Information Program, head of the Marcel and Annie Adams Institute for Management Information Systems, academic director of the MBA program in Management of Technology,[3] Innovation and Entrepreneurship, director of the Eli Hurvitz Institute for Strategic Management, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Management (2007-2014), and Dean of the Faculty since 2014.[4] He is the incumbent of the Isaac Gilinski Chair of Entrepreneurship, Technology, Innovation and Management, which engages in research relating to the management of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship on issues of interest from the global perspective.[5] Prof. Zviran has also served for several years as a visiting professor at the Center for Information Systems & Technology at the Claremont Graduate University in California. In parallel with his academic activity, Zviran also serves as a consultant in the area of strategic management as well as on issues of executive compensation. He also has served and still serves on a number of boards of directors of private and publicly-traded companies.[1]


Prof. Zviran’s areas of research are the management of information system and Information security on which he has published dozens of scientific articles in leading journals and two books: Management Information Systems, co-authored with Niv Ahituv and Seev Neumann (1996),[6] and Information Systems: From Theory to Practice, co-authored with Seev Neumann (2001).[7] Zviran specializes in the area of alternative passwords. He and his research colleague Prof. William Haga were among the pioneers of research on multi-level protection of information systems and on the characteristics of usefulness versus password strength. Together they developed and launched the cognitive passwords approach, which is widely used today as a second line of defense in a wide range of systems and applications.[8]

The Zviran Index

In 1984, parallel to his academic career, Prof. Zviran established the Zviran Index in partnership with Elad Systems. The index is based on comparative salary and benefits surveys in the area of information systems in Israel, and serves as a managerial tool for organizations. In 1989, together with his wife, Rachel, he acquired the share of Elad Systems and established a new company - Zviran Consulting and Surveys. With the rapid development of the hi-tech industry in Israel, Prof. Zviran expanded the areas covered by the salary and benefits surveys to technology and hi-tech companies[9] and later to additional areas, including consumer goods, Pharmaceutical industry, infrastructure and construction, and more.[10] The company also engaged in consulting projects throughout the world, on a broad range of issues in the area of compensation. In 2012 Prof. Zviran and his wife sold the ownership of the company.[11] The company still bears the name Zviran but Prof. Zviran is not a shareholder and is not involved in its activities.

External Links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Prof. Moshe Zviran, Tel Aviv University
  2. Resume of Moshe E. Zviran, 1988-12 (PDF), The NPS Institutional Archive, 1988
  3. Business Isn’t Booming for the Israeli Colleges That Teach It, but Specialized Programs Are a Draw, Haaretz, 2016
  4. Prof. Moshe Zviran appointed Dean of the Faculty of Management at Tel Aviv University (in Hebrew), Calcalist, 2014
  5. Tel Aviv Climbs on List of Top 10 Undergraduate Programs for Entrepreneurs, Calcalist, 2018
  6. Management Information Systems (in Hebrew), Dyonon, 1996
  7. Information Systems: From Theory to Practice (in Hebrew), Dyonon, 2001
  8. Cognitive passwords: The key to easy access control, Computers & Security, 1990
  9. Hi-tech: salaries are up, but not going back to the bubble days (in Hebrew), ynet, 2006
  10. Maybe They Can Sue: Lady Lawyers Earn Less Than Male Ones, Haaretz, 2006
  11. How prof. Zviran made an exit of 22 million Shekels by selling a company (in Hebrew), Globes, 2011

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