Sibylle Heilbrunn

 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE AND LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

 

 

Personal Details

 

Name: Sibylle Heilbrunn

Date and place of birth: 14.4.1958, Bremen, Germany

Martial status: Married + 3

Address at work: Academic Center Ruppin, Emek Hefer 40250

                            Tel: 972-9-8981321

                            Mail: sibylleh@ruppin.ac.il 

Home Address:   Hadekalim Street 167

                            Pardes Hanna 37021

                            Tel: 972-77-6272350           Handy: 0547-772791

 

Education

 

1995 – 1999 University of Haifa, Israel, Ph.D studies, Organizational Sociology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

 

Thesis: Corporate Entrepreneurship in the Kibbutz Movement. Under the supervision of Prof. Yitzhak Samuel (Haifa) and Prof. Klaus Bartoelke (Wuppertal).

 

 

1992 – 1994 The Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel, postgraduate comprehensive studies in Business Administration (including courses in Finance, Marketing. Economics, Strategy etc.).

 

1985 – 1989 University of Tel Aviv , Israel, MA in Sociology and Anthropology.

 

Thesis: The Crystallization of a National Interest: The Palestine Office in Action 1908-1914. Under the supervision of the late Prof. Jonathan Shapira and Prof. Gershon Shafir.

 

1981 – 1984 University of Tel Aviv, Israel,  BA in General Humanities and Sociology and Anthropology  (Excellency Reward).

 

1980 University of Tel Aviv, Israel, Hebrew Studies.

 

1978 – 1980 University of Tuebingen, Germany, Cultural Sciences, German Literature and East European History, Preliminary Exams.

 

 

 

 

 

Employment History

 

2007 – present, Senior Lecturer, Department of Business Administartion and Institute for Immigration and Integration

 

2005 – October 2007,  Head of Department of Business Administration, Academic Center Ruppin.

 

2002 – 2005  Director of Center for Management Studies, Academic Center Ruppin.

 

1999 – 2002 Head of the Department of Business Administration, Academic Center Ruppin, senior lecturer.

 

1997 – present, Lecturer of Entrepreneurship and Third Sector Organizations , Graduate School, Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Haifa University.

 

1992 – 1999 Lecturer for Sociology, Organizational Sociology and Entrepreneurship, Academic Center  Ruppin.

 

1988 – 1992 Lecturer for Sociology and Educational Sociology, Teacher’s Seminar Tel Aviv, (Seminar HaKibbutzim).

 

1985  - 1987 Lecturer for Sociology and Educational Sociology, Regional College Menashe, Hadera.

 

1984 – 1991 Educator and Teacher (Citizenship and General History), Mevoot Iron High School.

 

 

Professional Activities

 

  • Initiating an Israel Chapter of the ICSB together with Shmuel Bahat, in process.
  • Research fellow Massar Institute for Research, Planning and Social Consultation, Jatt, Israel
  • Member of ICSB International Council for Small Business 2002 – present.
  • Member of the Israeli Sociological Association 2000 – present.
  • Research fellowship at the Israeli Center for Third Sector Research. Ben Gurion University of the Negev 2002 – present.
  • Research fellowship at and member of steering committee of the Institute for Immigration and Social Integration – Ruppin Academic Center. 2005 – present.
  • Member of steering committee of Unit of Applied Sociology  - yearly congress organization – University of Haifa 2003 – 2007.
  • Academic counselor, Misgav – elementary school – experimental school for entrepreneurial education – 2005 – present.
  • Member of Association for Israeli Studies 2007

 

 

 

Educational Activities

 

Courses

 

Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives on Entrepreneurship and SME Development

Issues of Corporate Entrepreneurship

Organizational Sociology

Organizational Behavior

Introduction to Sociology

The Israeli Society in the 20th Century

Research Methods

 

Seminars (Undergraduate and Graduate Students)

Issues in Business and Social Entrepreneurship

The Third Sector and its Organizations

 

Workshops

Junior Achievements – "Young Entrepreneurs – Doing Business Coaching"

           

 

Awards

 

Best Paper Reward – 2004 – Congress of the ISB Institute for Small Business Affairs, Newcastle- Gateshead, England.

 

Yad Tabenkin Award – 1999 – Entrepreneurship in the Kibbutz Movement

 

 

Scientific Publications                                                           

 

1. Samuel, Y. and Heilbrunn, S. 2001. “Entrepreneurship in the Kibbutz Setting: Towards a Classification of New Business Ventures”, Journal of Rural Corporation Vol 29(1): 47 – 62.

Also published in Samuel Y. & Harpaz, I. 2004. Work and Organizations in Israel. Schnitzer Studies in Israeli Society, Vol 11: 217-233.

 

2. Heilbrunn, S. 2004. “On the Impact of Gender upon Difficulties Faced by Entrepreneurs”, The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Vol 5(3): 159-167.

                                   

3. Heilbrunn, S. 2005. "The Impact of Organizational Change on Entrepreneurship in Community Settings",  Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. Vol 12(3): 422-436.

 

4. Heilbrunn, S. 2005. "Entrepreneurship, Social Capital and Community Development: The Case of the Israeli Kibbutz", Journal of Rural Cooperation, 33(2): 111 – 126.

 

5. Davidovitch, L, Heilbrunn, S. and Polovin, A. 2006. "Inequality and Entrepreneurial Risk-Taking of Organizations", ICFI Journal of Entrepreneurship Development, Vol.3 (4): pp. 52 – 66.

 

6. Heilbrunn, S. and Kushnirovich, N. 2007. "Immigrant and Indigenous Enterprises: Similarities and Differences", International Journal of Business Performance Management, Vol 9(3): 344-361.

 

7. Heilbrunn, S. 2007. "Business Development Programs and the Needs of Entrepreneurs: Do they Match?", ICFI Journal of Entrepreneurship Development, Vol 4(2): 8-17.

 

8. Heilbrunn, S. and Kushnirovich, N. 2008. "Impact of Ethnicity on Financing of Immigrant Entrepreneurs", International Journal of Business and Globalization, Vol 2(2): 146-159.

 

9. Heilbrunn, S. 2008. “Factors Influencing Entrepreneurial Intensity in Communities”, Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, Vol. 2 (1): 37-51.

 

10. Heilbrunn, S. and Kushnirovich, N. 2008. Impact of Policy on Immigrant Businesses”, International Journal of Business and Globalization, Vol 2(2): 146-159

 

11. Kushnirovich, N. and Heilbrunn, S. 2008. "Financial Funding of Immigrant Businesses", Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship,Vol. 13(2): 1–18.

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Chapters in Books

 

Heilbrunn, S. and Abu-Asbah, K., “A Minority within a Minority within a Minority: Druze Women doing Business in Israel”, accepted for publication in:

Handbook of Research on Religion and Entrepreneurship. Edited by Leo Dana, to be published in 2009 by Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. Glensada House Cheltenham UK.

 

 

 

Published scientific reports and technical papers

 

 

Heilbrunn, Sibylle 2008. Identity of immigrants – between self – and others definition. Research report prepared for the Institute of Immigration and Social Integration, Academic Center Ruppin.(Hebrew)

 

Abu-Asbah, Khaled and Heilbrunn, Sibylle 2008. Reasons for Arab Israeli Women not to enter the labor market or to become self-employed. Project prepared for the Massar Institute for Research, Planning and Social Consultation, Jatt, Israel and the Center for Jewish-Arab Economic Development, Tel Aviv, Israel. (Hebrew)

 

Semyonov, M. Haberfeld, Y. Raijman, R. Amit, K. Dolev, R. Zeltzer-Zubida, A & Heilbrunn, S. 2007. Ruppin Index for Immigrants' Integration in Israel  The Institute for Immigration and Social Integration, Ruppin Academic Center. (Hebrew)

 

Heilbrunn, S. and Kushnirovich, N. 2007. Policy for supporting immigrant entrepreneurship. Research report prepared for the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption (Hebrew).

 

Heilbrunn S. 2007. Introduction to the chapter "Entrepreneurship of FSU immigrants",  in  Yearbook of Immigrants in Israel 2006. Edited by N. Kushnirovich. Emek Hefer: Ruppin Academic Center, Institute for Immigration and Integration: 321-323 (Hebrew).

 

Sharir, M., Heilbrunn S. and Lazar, A. 2004. Non-profit- organizations in Rishon Le Zion. Research Report. The Israeli Center for Third Sector Research, Ben Gurion University (Hebrew).

 

Heilbrunn, S., Orchan, E. & Geetz, S. 1998. Entrepreneurship and small businesses in the Kibbutz Setting”. Applied research prepared for the Kibbutz Industry Association, Jewish Agency, Ministry of Tourism and the Small Business Authority. University of Haifa, The Institute for Kibbutz Research (Hebrew).

 

Heilbrunn, S. & Niv, A. 1998. “Community Entrepreneurship: The Case of the Israeli Kibbutz.” Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Babson College, Massachusetts.

 

Submitted Articles

 

Heilbrunn, S. and Orchan, E. "From social to business entrepreneurship  - entrepreneurial intensity in places and spaces", submitted in June, 2008 to the Journal of Enterprising Communities, Special Issue on Social Entrepreneurship.

 

Heilbrunn, S.  “Impact of institutional environment on motivation of entrepreneurs”, submitted in June, 2008 to the International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, Special Issue on Community-based Entrepreneurship.

 

Papers Presented at Academic Conferences (refereed)

 

1.      Heilbrunn, S. and Orchan, E. 2008. "Entrepreneurial Intensity in Places and Spaces", SEC Conference, Free University of Amsterdam, 6 – 8. April 2008.

 

2.      Kushnirovich N. and Heilbrunn S. 2007. Impact of ethnicity on financial funding of immigrant businesses. ICSB 2007 World conference “At the Crossroads of East and West: New Opportunities for Entrepreneurship and Small Business”, Turku School of Economics in Turku, Finland, June 2007.

 

3.      Heilbrunn S., Kushnirovich, N. and A. Zelzer-Zubini 2007. Barriers met by different ethnic groups of immigrants in the labor market: Similarities and differences. Association for Israel Studies Conference 2007, June 2007.

 

4.      Heilbrunn S. and Kushnirovich N. 2007. Business Networks of Immigrant Entrepreneurs. Conference of Israeli Sociological Society 13 - 15. February 2007.

5.      Heilbrunn S. and Kushnirovich N. 2007. Immigrant Women Entrepreneurs. Conference “Dialogue and Gender in Israel. Bar Ilan University, 24 -25 January 2007.

 

6.      Davidovitch, L., Heilbrunn, S. and Polovin, A. 2006. Inequality and Entrepreneurial Risk-Taking of Organizations. ISS Schumpeter Society, 21-24 June, Nice, France

 

7.      Heilbrunn, S. and Samuel, I. 2006. Interorganizational Coalitions of Advocacy NGOs in Times of Globalization.  World Congress of Sociology, July 23-29, Durban, South Africa

 

8.      Heilbrunn, S. 2004. Entrepreneurship, Social Capital and Community

      Development: The Case of the Israeli Kibbutz. Rent XVIII Congress, Research

      in Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 25-

      26.

 

9.      Heilbrunn, S. 2004. Organizational Change and Entrepreneurship in

     Community Settings. ISB (Institute for Small Business Affairs), Newcastle-

     Gateshead, England, November 2004.

 

16. Heilbrunn, S. 2003. The Impact of Gender upon Difficulties at Venture Start-

up. 48th World Conference of the International Council for Small Business,  Belfast , June 2003. 

 

     17. Heilbrunn, S. 2003. The Impact of Entrepreneurship on the Community.

Israeli Center for Third Sector Research, March 2003

 

     18. Heilbrunn, S. 2000. Technological Incubators as Integration Mechanism for      

           New Immigrants. Round Table of Representatives of Sociological Associations      

           in South East Europe, Sociological Expertise between Civil Society and State,       

          October 200, Bankya, Bulgaria.

 

    19. Heilbrunn, S. 1999 . Institutionalizing Entrepreneurship into Organizational

          Structure: The Case of the Kibbutz. 29th Israeli Sociological Congress, Haifa,       

          Israel.

 

Papers Presented at Meetings and Workshops

 

1.      Kushnirovich, N and Heilbrunn, S. 2008. Impact of Ethnicity on Immigrant Businesses. Canada & Israel: Forum on Immigration, Integration and Identity. Ruppin Academic Center, Emek Hefer, Israel 27-28 March, 2008.

 

2.      Heilbrunn, S. 2008. Entrepreneurship in Communities. Congress in Memory of Dr. Yair Levi,   Yad Tabenkin, Ramt Efal,  Israel 18.2.08

 

3.      Heilbrunn, S. 2007. Entrepreneurship of Immigrants in Israel. German-Israeli Workshop organized by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Berlin, 25.11. – 3.12.2007.

 

4.      Kushnirovich N. and Heilbrunn S. 2007. Financial Funding of Immigrant Businesses. The 23th Conference of Israel Economic Association, 30/05/2007.

 

5.      Heilbrunn S. and Kushnirovich, N. 2007. Entrepreneurship of FSU immigrants: Creation ethnic economy? Conference “Integration of immigrants in Israeli society”, Institute for Immigration and Integration, Ruppin Academic Center, 10 May 2007.

 

6.      Kushnirovich N. and Heilbrunn S. 2007. Financial Funding of Immigrant Businesses. ResearchFforum of Department of Economics and Management, Economics and Accountancy, Ruppin Academic Center, 17 May 2007.

 

7.      Heilbrunn S. and Kushnirovich N. 2006. Difficulties faced by immigrant entrepreneurs in Israel, Meeting at the Small and Medium Enterprises Authority.

 

8.      Heilbrunn S. and Kushnirovich N. 2006. Financing immigrants’ businesses in Israel, Research forum at the Institute for Immigration & Integration, Ruppin Academic Center.

 

9.      Heilbrunn, S. 2006. Institutional Mechanisms for Promoting Entrepreneurship in Israel. German Education and Research Ministry, joint Israeli-German Seminar, 8-11 May, Berlin.

 

10.  Heilbrunn, S. 2005. Difficulties faced by immigrant entrepreneurs in Israel. Research seminar at the Institute for Immigration & Integration, Academic Center Ruppin.

 

 Research Grants

 

Grants

  1. Heilbrunn S. and Kushnirovich N. (2006-2007). Policy for Supporting

      Immigrant Entrepreneurship (Ministry of Immigrant Absorption).

  1. Heilbrunn S. and Kushnirovich N. (2005). Financing immigrants’ businesses in Israel (Ruppin Academic Center, Institute for Immigration and Integration).
  2. Heilbrunn S. (2007-2008) What shapes identity of Immigrants? (Ruppin

      Academic Center, Institute for Immigration and Integration).

 

 

Research Grant Applications:

 

1.      Heilbrunn, S., Kushnirovich, N. and Kugler, F. The advancement of entrepreneurship as a strategy of integration: A two country study comparing FSU immigrants in Germany and Israel. (German Israeli Foundation, full proposal, submitted in October 2007)

 

2.      Heilbrunn S. and Kushnirovich N. (2006). Immigrant entrepreneurship: Impact of contextual factors on entrepreneurial processes – only abstract (GIF)

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3.      Heilbrunn S. and Kushnirovich N. (2005). A Policy for Supporting Business Minorities in Israel: Immigrant and Women Entrepreneurs Study (Ministry of Science and Technology, State of Israel).

 

4.      Heilbrunn S. and Kushnirovich N. (2005). Development of a Gender-Based Theoretical Model of Immigrant  Entrepreneurship (ISF).

 

5.      Kushnirovich N. and Heilbrunn S. (2005). Former Soviet Union entrepreneurs: the case of immigrant entrepreneurs in Israel and Cyprus and entrepreneurs in Ukraine (INTAS Open Call 2005-2006).

 

Additional Information

 

Fluent in German, English and Hebrew

 

June 2008