Elad Sherf

PhD Student

Elad Sherf


Major: OB & HR

University of Maryland, College Park, Robert H. Smith School of Business
Doctor of Philosophy, Organizational Behavior, expected May 2016

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, AGSM MBA Program
MBA, 2009-2010

Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Herzliya, Israel, Radzyner School of Law
LLM, Business Law, 2005-2006, Summa Cum Laude

Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Herzliya, Israel, Radzyner School of Law, Arison School of Business
LL.B & B.A (Business Administration), 2001-2005, Summa Cum Laude

Research Interests:
Elad studies how intra and inter-personal processes in professional environments affect individual and team outcomes such as performance (e.g., creativity, decision making) and socio-emotional outcomes (e.g., satisfaction, commitment). Specifically, his research focuses on how reflection processes can improve performance feedback, how teams resolve relationally oriented conflicts, how relational ties affect justice perceptions and the effect of factors such as emotional intelligence and emotional regulation on creativity and conflict.

Working collaboration with Smith Faculty and students:
Elad is currently working with a number of faculty members, including Debra Shapiro, Vijaya Venkataramani, and Susan Taylor.

Elad is also involved in a number of collaborations with fellow Smith students, including working projects with Brady Firth and Michael Parke.

Working Papers and Work Under Review:
Sherf, E. N., Shapiro D. L. (In Preparation). To Discuss or not to Discuss? An Integrative Model of the Optimistic and Pessimistic Approaches to Discussing Relationship Conflict in Teams. Writing Stage. Target: Academy of Management Review.

Venkataramani, V., Sherf, E. N. (In Preparation). I Don’t Like You, So it Isn’t Fair: The Role of Social Relationships in Determining Inequity Judgments. Writing Stage. Target: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Sherf, E. N., Taylor, M. S., Firth, B.M., Anseel, F. (In Preparation). Can You Help Me Elaborate? The Construction of After Event Reviews for Improvement of Performance Feedback Effectiveness. Data Collection. Target: Journal of Applied Psychology.

Parke, M. R., Seo, M., Sherf, E. N. (In Preparation). How EI facilitates employee creativity in complex and creativity-required jobs. Data Collection Stage. Target: Academy of Management Journal.

Shapiro D. L., Bies, R. J., Tripp, T., Sherf, E. N. (In Preparation). When are Leaders “Abusive” versus “Performance-Driving”? Towards a Contingency Model of Perceived Abusiveness. Data Collection. Target: Academy of Management Journal.