Dr. Dafna Kariv holds degrees from the Technion, Haifa, Israel (Ph.D.) and the Tel-Aviv University, Israel (BA and MA). She is tenured at the School of Business Administration, the College of Management, Rishon Lezion, Israel and a member of the Chair of Entrepreneurship at HEC, Montreal, Canada. Dr. Kariv is a vibrant researcher, an enthused teacher for MBA students and an entrepreneur. Her research focus is in the areas of entrepreneurship, multinational entrepreneurship and gender. She is the author of the books: "Entrepreneurship: An International Introduction", Routledge, UK, 2011, and "Female Entrepreneurship and the New Venture Creation", Routledge, NY (forthcoming); she has published and presented many papers in these areas in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. Dr. Kariv is the recipient of several prized funds, including of the European Commission, the Tempus fund on the topic ‘fostering entrepreneurship in higher education'.
In the practical side, Dr. Kariv is a consultant for the Israeli Ministry of Education on fostering entrepreneurship in schools; she is the Easy Start national representative for the entrepreneurial competition; and initiated and directing a students' incubator-practice.
She is in the midst of developing an internet-based startup aimed at facilitating 'focused interactions' for knowledge transfer between entrepreneurs worldwide.