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Department of Management
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE



Ephrat Livne

PhD student in Employment Relations & Organisational Behaviour


Prior to joining the Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour program as a PhD candidate in 2008, Ephrat Livne completed with distinction both her MBA from the Recanati Business School and her MSc from the Department of Management at the London School of Economics. She also holds a BA with a specialisation in Media studies, which spurred her to develop a career in television including content development for a network channel and working as a researcher for a television documentary series. Her interest in learning more about the drivers of behaviours in organisations coupled with her interest in research led her to pursue an academic career and to join the EROB department at the LSE under the supervision of Professor Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro.

Ephrat has also been a class teacher at the London School of Economics (ID200: Organizational Theory and Behavior). She expects to complete her PhD in 2015.

Research Interests

Subject areas: Aspects of the employee-organisation relationship including mistreatment and individual differences, social exchange theory and its offshoots.  
Ephrat's current research focuses on employees’ perceptions of their relationship with their organisations and their reactions to this.


Publications and Papers

  • Moon, H. & Livne, E. (2011). The past and future of personality utility: Improving predictive ability through item-based precision and factor interdependence. Human Resource Management Review, 21: 258-267.
  • Livne, E., Coyle-Shapiro, J. A-M. & Shore, L. M. (in progress). The role of the supervisor in creating exploitive employee-organization relationships.