Benjamin Gidron

Professor of Social Enterprise at the School of Business Administration at the College of Management Academic Studies (COMAS). He established and directed the Israeli Social Enterprise Research Center (ISERC) at the Beit Berl Academic College. He is a Professor Emeritus at the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management in Ben Gurion University of the Negev. He pioneered the study of the Third (Nonprofit) Sector in Israel, founded the Israeli Center for Third sector Research at BGU and directed it for 12 years (1997-2009). He also pioneered in the training of nonprofit organizations managers. He founded (2004) and directed the first Graduate Nonprofit Organizations Management Program In the Faculty of Management. He was the Founder-President of the International Society for Third sector Research (ISTR) 1992-96. Member of FAB MOVE: “For a better tommorow: Social Enterprises on the move”.