פרופ' דפנה שורץ

בית ספר אדלסון ליזמות

ראש רשות המחקר של האוניברסיטה

תחומי מומחיות

  • פרופ' דפנה שורץ (כלכלה) הצטרפה, באוקטובר 2017 לסגל האקדמי של המרכז הבינתחומי הרצליה לבית ספר אדלסון ליזמות. החל מאוגוסט 2020 היא מונתה גם כ"ראש הרשות למחקר" במרכז הבינתחומי.
    לפני הצטרפותה למרכז הבינתחומי היא הייתה פרופסורית באוניברסיטת בן גוריון, בפקולטה לניהול. בחברת סגל באוניברסיטת בן גוריון היא יזמה וקידמה תוכניות בתחום היזמות והחדשנות. היא הקימה את המגמה ל"יזמות, חדשנות וניהול היי-טק", במחלקה למנהל עסקים (MBA) ועמדה בראש המגמה מאז הקמתה והיא ניהלה את "מרכז בנג'יס ליזמות וחדשנות" מאז הקמתו (שנת 2,000) - כמנהלת ובהמשך גם כיו"ר. היא כיהנה בוועדות שונות בפקולטה לניהול ובאוניברסיטה, לרבות: בוועד המנהל של האוניברסיטה ונציגת הסנאט בחבר הנאמנים.

    תחומי התמחותה המקצועיים הם: יזמות וחדשנות, סטרטאפים, יזמות וחדשנות בארגונים, מימון חדשנות, פיתוח כלכלי ופיתוח כלכלי מקומי ואזורי.

    היא עוסקת, לאורך כל השנים, במחקר, תכנון כלכלי וייעוץ בפרויקטים בארץ ובעולם לרבות עם גורמים מובילים לאומיים ובינלאומיים. בישראל עם גופים לרבות: משרדי ממשלה, פרויקטים תכנוניים לאומיים: תמ"א 35, ותוכנית אב ארוכת טווח לישראל ועוד. בחו"ל, עם גופים כגון: הבנק העולמי, הנציבות האירופית, האו"ם (היחידה לפיתוח כלכלי של האו"ם UNDP), גופים ממשלתיים וגורמים נוספים (במדינות כגון: אתיופיה, ברזיל, סין, הודו, גואטמלה, קניה, אנגולה, פרגוואי ואחרים).

    היא בעלת ניסיון עשיר כחברה בדירקטוריונים של חברות מובילות במשק כמו גם סטרטאפים. כיום היא חברה בדירקטוריון של חברת Inovytec אינוויטק פתרונות רפואיים בע"מ, וחברת הוועד המנהל של הקמארטה הישראלית ירושלים וחברת הוועד המנהל של "חינוך לפסגות".
    בעבר הייתה חברה בדירקטוריונים, בין היתר של: קבוצת שטראוס, בנק הפועלים, בנק דיסקונט, בזק, טבע, לאומי ני"ע והשקעות (היום - פסגות אופק בית השקעות), בז"ן -בתי הזיקוק, רותם תעשיות, הפניקס, על-בד תעשיות, אורדע פרינט תעשיות, וועד המנהל הרשות לעסקים קטנים ובינוניים ואחרים.

    היא חברה לאורך השנים בוועדות וגופים ציבוריים שונים בארץ ובעולם.לאחרונה חברה בוועדת פרס הרמטכ"ל לחדשנות, חברת וועד המנהל חינוך לפסגות, וועד המנהל של הקארטה הירושלמית. בעבר הייתה, בין היתר; חברה במועצה הלאומית למחקר ופיתוח (מולמו"פ), חברה במועצה המייעצת לסיוע החוץ (שמטרתה לסייע בהתוויית מדיניות ואסטרטגיה למש"ב), חברת מומחים של הנציבות האירופית בנושא: "מדיניות מחקר ליזמות ועסקים קטנים ובינוניים", חברת וועדת מומחים מייעצת לתוכנית המו"פ החמישית של הקהילה האירופית בתחום: הכלכלי-חברתי, וועדת פרס ראש הממשלה ליזמות, וועדת מקוב "לבחינת האמצעים להעצמת הפריפריה והתעשייה המסורתית", חוק עידוד השקעות הון, הון אנושי לתעשייה, מס רכוש ועוד.

    בשנת 2011 נבחרה על-ידי המגזין דהמרקר, לאחת "ממאה האנשים המשפיעים על כלכלת ישראל לשנת 2011". בשנת 1996 נבחרה לאשת הקריירה של עיתון "גלובס" - אחת מתוך 10, כמייצגת את תחום הכלכלה. בשנת 2014 הוענק לה מעמד של "חברת כבוד של האקדמיה למדעים בסיארה, ברזיל".
    היא הייתה Visiting Scholar (קיץ 1991) באוניברסיטת הרווארד.

    לפני הצטרפותה לאוניברסיטה (1999) היא הייתה מנכ"לית של המרכז ללימודי הפיתוח, מוסד ללא מטרות רווח שעוסק במחקר, תכנון, ייעוץ והדרכה בתחומים של פיתוח כלכלי בארץ ובארצות מתפתחות.

    לפרופ' שורץ תואר BA בכלכלה מאוניברסיטת תל-אביב (חטיבה סטטיסטיקה), מוסמך בכלכלה חקלאית ומנהל מהאוניברסיטה העברית ודוקטור בכלכלה מהאוניברסיטה העברית. נושא עבודת הדוקטור שלה: "השפעת חוק עידוד השקעות הון על תיעושן של ערי הפיתוח".

  • Moskovicz, A., Schwartz, D., and Bar-El, R. (2021).  "Acquirers' Firms Evaluation of Startups Exits: Doesn´t Hubris Theory Applies for Israel?" International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, Vol 9, issue 5, part 2 (30th May issue) http://ijecm.co.uk/volume-ix-issue-5/


    Handbook of Regional Innovation and Growth, Edward Elgar, UK, ISBN:9781848444171, 643 pp.


    Cooke, P., and Schwartz, D. (Eds.) (2007). Creative Regions: Technology, Culture and Knowledge Entrepreneurship, Routledge, London, ISBN: 978-0-415-43428-7,  312 pp.


    Schwartz, D. (1993). The Impact of the Law for the Encouragement of Capital Investment on the Industrial Investment in Development Towns, Development Study Center, Rehovot (Hebrew, English summary), 274 pp.


    Schwartz, D., and Fleischer, A. (1997). Is the Negev Prepared to Absorb New Industries? Development Study Center, Rehovot (Hebrew).


    Editorship of Collected Volumes

    Schwartz, D., and Bar-El, R. (Eds.) (1998). Issues in Regional Development, Settlement Study Center in cooperation with the Israeli Regional Science Association, 150 pp. (Hebrew).


    Fleischer, A., and Schwartz, D. (Eds.) (1996). Peripheral Alternative Employment, Development Study Center, Rehovot (Hebrew).


    Editorship of a Journal
    Guest Editorial (Cooke, P., and Schwartz, D). (2007). European Planning Studies
    15(9). Special Issue: "Key Drivers of Contemporary Innovation and Creativity.”


    Chapters in Books

    Bar-El, R., Gavious, I., Kaufmann, D., and Schwartz, D. (2017). “Under-investments in Innovative SMEs: The Effect of Entrepreneurial Cognitive Bias.” Chapter 11; in: Russ, M. (Ed): Human Capital and Assets in the Networked World. Emerald Publishing Limited. ISBN: 978-1-78714-828-4. pp.385 - 422


    Bar-El, R., Schwartz, D., and Gleitman, Y. (2014). “Innovation in Ceara: Conclusion and Takeoff,” Chapter 15 in Bar-El, R., Clark, M.C., and Leite, P.S. (Eds): Innovating in Ceara,” Concepts and Processes Program Uniempre, Federacao Industrial do Estado do Ceara (FIEC), Brazil, pp. 135-14311-3309 (Portuguese).


    Schwartz, D., and Bar-El, R. (2014). "The Role of the Federation of Industries in the State of Ceara as a Catalyst for the Construction of an Innovation Ecosystem,” Chapter 5 in Bar-El, R., Clark, M.C., and Leite, P.S. (Eds): "Innovating in Ceara - Concepts and processes Program Uniempre”, Federacao Industrial do Estado do Ceara (FIEC), Brazil, pp. 135-149 (Portuguese).


    Bar-El, R., Schwartz, D., and Gurjao, M. (2014). "The Big Challenge of Innovation,” Chapter 1 in Bar-El, R., Clark, M.C., and Leite, P.S. (Eds), Innovating in Ceara - Concepts and Processes Program Uniempre, Federacao Industrial do Estado do Ceara (FIEC), Brazil, pp. 31-49 (Portuguese).


    Schwartz, D., Avnimelech, G., and Bar-El, R. (2012). “The Location of Knowledge Economy and High-Tech in Israel,” in Frenkel, A., Nijkamp, P., McCann. P. (Eds.), (2012). Societies in Motion: Innovation, Migration and Regional Transformation. Cheltenham. UK: Edward Elgar Pub., ISBN-10: 0857939939; ISBN-13: 978-0857939937


    Pines, A. M., Lerner M., and Schwartz, D. (2012). “Gender Differences among Social vs. Business Entrepreneurs” in Burger-Helmchen, T. (Ed.), Entrepreneurship Gender, Geographies and Social Context, ISBN 978-953-51-0206-9, InTech – Open Access Publisher. pp. 1-14.


    Schwartz, D., and Tödtling, F. (2011). "Regional Innovation System Institutions - Introduction,” in Cooke, P., Asheim, B., Martin, R., Tödtling, F., Boschma, R., and Schwartz, D. (Eds.), Handbook of Regional Innovation and Growth, Edward Elgar, ISBN 978-1-84844-417-1, pp. 449-454.


    Cooke, P., and Schwartz, D. (2011). "Foreign Direct Investment and Regional Innovation,” in Cooke, P., Asheim, B., Martin, R., Tödtling, F., Boschma, R., and Schwartz, D. (Eds.), Handbook of Regional Innovation and Growth, Edward Elgar, ISBN 978-1-84844-417-1, pp. 406-418.


    Cooke, P., and Schwartz, D. (2011). "Regional World of Innovation, Introduction,” in Cooke, P., Asheim, B., Martin, R., Tödtling, F., Boschma, R., and Schwartz, D. (Eds.), Handbook of Regional Innovation and Growth, Edward Elgar, ISBN 978-1-84844-417-1, pp. 333-338.


    Cooke, P., Tödtling, F., and Schwartz, D. (2011). "Regional Innovation & Growth Dynamics – Introduction" in, Cooke, P., Asheim, B., Martin, R., Tödtling, F., Boschma, R., and Schwartz, D. (Eds.), Handbook of Regional Innovation and Growth, Edward Elgar, ISBN 978-1-84844-417-1, pp. 103-106.


    Asheim, B., and Schwartz, D. (2011). “Regional Innovation Theory –   Introduction,” in Cooke, P., Asheim, B., Martin, R., Tödtling, F., Boschma, R., and Schwartz, D. (Eds.), Handbook of Regional Innovation and Growth, Edward Elgar, ISBN 978-1-84844-417-1, pp. 27-31.


    Cooke, P., Asheim, B. T., Boschma, R., Martin, R., Schwartz, D., and Tödtling, F. (2011).  “Introduction to the Handbook of Regional Innovation and Growth,” in Cooke, P., Asheim, B. T., Boschma, R., Martin, R., Schwartz, D., and Tödtling, F., (Eds.), Handbook of Regional Innovation and Growth, Edward Elgar, ISBN 978-1-84844-417-1, pp. 1-26.


    Schwartz, D. (2009). "Venture Capital and Business Development in Israel ,” in Osmond, J (Ed.), Handbook of Regional Economies in a Globalizing World. Chap. 6, Institute of Welsh Affairs, ISBN:978 1 904773 45 0, pp. 76-79.


    Schwartz, D. (2009). "The Industrialization Experience in Ofakim, Migdal Ha’emek and Ma’alot,” in Zameret, Z. et al. (Eds.), Development Towns. Yad Ben Zvi, Jerusalem (in Hebrew), pp. 152-174.


    Lerner M., Pines, A. M., and Schwartz, D. (2009). "Exclusion, Inclusion and Women Entrepreneurs,” in Özbilgin, M. (Ed.), Theory and Scholarship in Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Work: A Research Companion. Chap. 8, U.K., Edward Elgar Press, pp. 112-119.


    Avnimelech, G., Schwartz, D., and Teubal M. (2008). "Entrepreneurial High-Tech Cluster Development,” in Karlsson, C. (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Innovation and Clusters: Cases and Policies, Chapter 6, Edward Elgar, pp. 124-148.


    Schwartz, D. and Bar-El, R. (2008). "Consultancy Program for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises,” in Bar-El, R., Regional Development and Conflict Management: A Case for Brazil, Chapter 10, Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 137-149.  


    Cooke, P., and Schwartz, D. (2007). "Creative Regions: An Introduction,” in Cooke, P., and Schwartz, D. (Eds.), Creative Regions: Technology, Culture and Knowledge Entrepreneurship, Routledge, pp.1-19.


    Schwartz, D., and Bar-El, R. (2006). "The Contribution of Venture Capital Investors to Public Policy for the Support of Start-up Firms,” in Bar-El, R., Benhayoun, G., and Moustier, E. (Eds.), Regional Economic Policy, L'Harmattan, France, pp.123-146.


    Schwartz, D., and Bar-El, R. (2006). "Consultancy Program for Small and Medium Size Enterprises,” in Bar-El, R. (Ed.), Development with Equity and Poverty Reduction: The Case of Ceara, Premius Editoria, Brazil (CE), Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil, pp. 333-352 (Portuguese).


    Schwartz, D. (2006). "Direct Incentives for Industry: Their Importance in Regional Development,” in Bar-El, R. (Ed.), Development with Equity and Poverty Reduction: The Case of Ceara, Premius Editoria, Estado Do Ceara, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil, pp. 305-331 (Portuguese).


    Kaufmann, D., and Schwartz, D. (2006). "The Role of Networks in the Development of Biotechnology Start-ups,” in Bar-El, R., Benhayoun, G., and Moustier, E. (Eds), Regional Economic Policy, L'Harmattan, France, pp. 239-256.


    Schwartz, D. (2002). “Medidas Para Promover O Desenvolvimento Economico No Interioe do Ceara” (“Measures for Promoting Economic Development in the Ceara Interior”), in Bar-El, R. (Ed.), Reduzindo a Pobreza atraves do Desenvolvimento Economico do Interior do Ceara, Edicoes Iplance, Fortaleza (CE), Brazil (Portuguese).


    Schwartz, D. (1988). “The Industrialization Experience in Migdal Haemek and in Ma’alot,” in Types of Regional Development, The Israel Regional Science Association, Settlement Study Center, Rehovot, pp. 227-250 (Hebrew, English summary).


    Schwartz, D., and Bar-El, R. (1997). “Israeli Economic Policy in the Year 2000,,” in Shachar, A., Schwartz, D., Bar-El, R., and Felsenstein, D. (Eds.), General Policy – Spatial, Economic and Municipal Aspects, Israel 2020. Master Plan for Israel in the 21st Century, The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa (Hebrew).


    Bar-El, R., and Schwartz, D. (1996). “Framework for Israel’s Long-Term Economic Growth,,” in Shachar, A., Bar-El, R., Schwartz, D., and Felsenstein, D. (Eds.), The Range of Options, Focused Economic Alternatives, Israel 2020. Master Plan for Israel in the 21st Century, The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa (Hebrew).


    Schwartz, D. (1987). “The Government’s Role in Private Investment,” in Bar-El, R., Ben David-Val, A., and Karaska, G. J. (Eds.), Patterns of Change in Developing Rural Regions, Westview Press, London.



    Referred Articles 


    Harel, R. Schwartz, D., and Kaufman, D. (2020). "Sharing Knowledge Processes for Promoting Innovation in Small Businesses".  European Journal of Innovation Management (Publication date: 9 October 2020).   https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/EJIM-04-2020-0122/full/html


    Harel, R. Schwartz, D., and Kaufman, D. (2020). "The Relationship between Innovation Promotion Processes and Small Business Success - The Role of Managers' Dominance." Review of Managerial Science. 42.  (Published online 7.8.2020) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11846-020-00409-w


    Harel, R. Schwartz, D., and Kaufman, D. (2020). "Funding Access and Innovation in Small Businesses." Journal of Risk and Financial Management,  13(9), 209;  https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm13090209


    Harel, R. Schwartz, D., and Kaufman, D. (2020). "Organizational culture processes for promoting innovation in small businesses". EuroMed Journal of Business ((Publication date: 28 July 2020)


    Bar-El, R., Schwartz, D., and Bentolila, D. (2019). “Singular Factors behind the  Growth of  Innovation in Israel.” Athens Journal of Mediterranean Studies,  5 (3), pp. 137-150.


    Harel, R. Schwartz, D., and Kaufman, D. (2019). “Open Innovation in Small Businesses in the Industry and Craft Sectors.”  International Journal of Innovation Management, 23(4).


    Harel, R. Schwartz, D., and Kaufman, D. (2019).”Small Businesses Are Promoting Innovation! Do We Know This?”, Small Enterprise Research, 26 (1), pp. 18-35


    Monnickendam-Givon, Y., Schwartz, D., and Gidron, B. (2018). “The Surprising Lack of Connection Between Social Networks and the Enterprise Success of Ultrareligious Female Micro-entrepreneurs." Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy,  12 (3), pp. 395-415.


    Dashti, Y., and Schwartz, D. (2017). “Should Start-ups Embrace a Strategic Approach Toward Integrating Foreign Stakeholders into their Network?” Innovation: Organization & Management, 20:2,pp. 164-191.


    Turbiner, Y., Schwartz, D., and Bar-El, R. (2016). “Innovation Ecosystems: Practice vs. Prevailing Perceptions.” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, 22(2), pp. 444-455.


    Malul, M., Schwartz, D. and Bar-El, R. (2016). “The Role of Academic Institutions in Mitigating Regional Conflicts: Analyzing the Case of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.” Journal of Policy Modeling, 38, pp.125-137.


    Monnickendam-Givon, Y., Schwartz, D., and Benjamin Gidron, B. (2016). “Network Not Utilized: The Case Of Ultra-Orthodox Female Micro-Entrepreneurs In Israel, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship 21, (1).


    Schwartz, D., and Bar-El, R. (2015). "The Role of a Local Industry Association as a Catalyst for Building an Innovation Ecosystem: An Experiment in the State of Ceara in Brazil." Journal: Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice, 17(3), pp. 383-399.


    Dashti, Y., and Schwartz, D. (2015). “Collaboration between China and Israel in M&A of Innovative Technologies: Can the Combined Wisdom of the Two Ancient Civilizations Lead to Success?,” Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 27(6), pp. 628-645.


    Hassman, M., Schwartz, D., and Bar-El, R. (2013). ”Micro-enterprise Lack of Access to Credit – The Israeli Case,” International Journal of Business and Economic Development (IJBED), 1(3), pp. 1-14.


    Gavious, I., and Schwartz, D. (2011). Market Valuations of Start-up Ventures around the Technology Bubble,” International Small Business Journal, 29(4), pp. 399-415.


    Pines, A. M.., Lerner, M., and Schwartz, D. (2010). "Gender Differences in Entrepreneurship: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Times of Global Crisis,” Equal Opportunities International Journal (EOI), 29(2), pp. 186-198. The paper was  awarded "EOI 2009 Best Paper Award.”


    Gavious, I., and Schwartz, D. (2009). "The Valuation Implications of Sales Growth in Start-Up Ventures,” The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance (JEF), Academy of Entrepreneurial Finance, 13(2), pp. 1-24.


    Malul, M., Bar-El, R., and Schwartz, D. (2009). "Patterns of Cooperation in High-Tech – Constraints, Feasibility, and Benefits: Results of a Study among Palestinians and Israelis,”  Conflict Management and Peace Science Journal, 27(1),  pp. 67-84.


    Schwartz, D., and Pines, A. M. (2009). “Entrepreneurship Education for Students:  How Should Universities Prepare for the Challenge of Teaching Entrepreneurship?" Industry and Higher Education, 3, pp. 221-231.


    Avnimelech, G., and Schwartz, D. (2009). "Structural Transformation of Regional Venture Capital Industry: Evidence from Israel,” Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice (IMPP), 11(1), pp. 60-73.


    Kaufmann, D., and Schwartz, D. (2009) "Networking Strategies of Young Biotechnology Firms in Israel,” Annals of Regional Science, 43(3), pp. 599-613. 


    Dashti, Y., Schwartz, D., and Pines, A. M. (2008). "High Technology Entrepreneurs, their Social Networks, and Success in Global Markets: The Case of Israelis in the US Market,” Current Topics in Management, 13, pp. 131-144.


    Schwartz, D., Bar-El, R., and Malul, M. (2008). "The Concept of Virtual Incubator for Peace Science, Research & Policy Makers,” Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy (PEPS), 14(2), Article 3, pp. 1-19.


    Pines, A. M.., and Schwartz, D. (2008). "Now You See Them, Now You Don't: Gender Differences Entrepreneurship,” Journal of Managerial Psychology (JMP), 23(7), pp. 811-832.


    Cooke, P., and Schwartz, D. (2008). "Regional Knowledge Economies: An EU-UK and Israel Perspective,” Journal of Economic & Social Geography (TESG – Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie), 99(2), pp. 178-192.


    Schwartz, D., Pelzman, J., and Keren, M. (2008). "The Ineffectiveness of Local Incentive Programs: Evidence from Puerto Rico and Israel,” Economic Development Quarterly, 22(2), pp. 167-179.


    Kaufmann, D., and Schwartz, D (2008). "Networking: The “Missing Link” in Public R&D Support Schemes” (invited paper). European Planning Studies, 16(3), pp. 429-440.


    Schwartz, D., and Pines, A. M. (2007). “High Technology Entrepreneurs vs. Small Business Owners in Israel,” Journal of Entrepreneurship (JoE), 16(1), pp. 1-17.


    Cooke, P., and Schwartz, D. (2007). "Key Drivers of Contemporary Innovation & Creativity." European Planning Studies, 15(9), pp. 1139-1141.


    Avnimelech, G., Schwartz, D., and Bar-El, R. (2007). "Entrepreneurial High-Tech Cluster: Israel's Experience with Venture Capital and Technological Incubators,” European Planning Studies, 15(9), pp. 1181-1198.


    Schwartz, D., and Bar-El, R. (2007). "Venture Investments in Israel – A Regional Perspective,” European Planning Studies, 15(5), pp. 623-644.


    Pines, A. M., and Schwartz, D. (2006). "Men and Women Small Business Owners in Israel,” Equal Opportunities International (EOI), 25(4), pp. 311-326.


    Bar-El, R., and Schwartz, D. (2006). "Regional Development as a Policy for Growth with Equity – The State of Ceara (Brazil) as a Model,” Progress in Planning, 65, pp. 131-199.


    Schwartz, D. (2006). "The Regional Location of Knowledge Based Economy Activities in Israel,” Journal of Technology Transfer (JTT), 31(1), pp. 31-44.


    Schwartz. D., and Keren, M., (2006). "Location Incentives and the Unintentional Generation of Employment Instability: Some Evidence from Israel,” Annals of Regional Science, 40(2), pp. 449-460.


    Schwartz, D., and Bar-El, R. (2004). "Targeted Consultancy Services as an Instrument for the Development of Remote SMEs – A Brazilian Case,” International Small Business Journal, 22(5), pp. 503-521.


    Kaufmann, D., Schwartz, D., Frenkel, A., and Shefer, D. (2003) "The Role of Location and Regional Networks for Biotechnology Firms in Israel,” European Planning Studies, 11(7), pp. 823-840.


    Bar-El, R., and Schwartz, D. (2003). "Economic Growth, Inequality and Spatial Demographic Distribution: A Brazilian Case,” Region and Development, 18, pp. 148-169.


    Bar-El, R., and Schwartz, D. (2003). "The Potential Effect of Peace on Regional Economic Cooperation in the Middle East,” Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy (PEPS), 9(1), pp. 1-32.


    Felsenstein, D., and Schwartz, D. (1996). “Factors Affecting the Development and Growth of Small Firms in Developing Areas,” Horizons in Geography, 44-45, pp. 27-41 (Hebrew, English summary).


    Felsenstein, D., and Schwartz, D. (1993). “Constraints on Small Business Development across the Life Cycle,” Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 5, pp. 227-245.


    Razin, E., and Schwartz, D. (1992). “Evaluating Israel’s Industrial Dispersal Policy in the Context of Changing Realities,” Economic Quarterly, 153, pp. 236-276 (Hebrew, English summary).


    Schwartz, D. (1990). “A Town Profile – A New Classification of Development Towns,” Economic Quarterly, 145, pp. 194-209 (Hebrew, English summary).


    Schwartz, D. (1989). “The Impact of the Law for the Encouragement of Capital Investment on the Industrial Investment of Development Towns,” Economic Discussion 1988, The Israeli Economic Association, Jerusalem, pp. 227-249 (Hebrew, English summary).


    Schwartz, D. (1986). “The Contribution of Direct Incentives towards the Solution of Employment Problems in Ofakim,” Economic Quarterly, 128, pp. 555-563 (Hebrew, English summary).


    Schwartz, D. (1985). “Effective Incentive: The Law for Encouragement of Capital Investment,” Economic Quarterly, 124, pp. 12-21 (Hebrew, English summary).


    Proceedings

    Bar-El, R., Schwartz, D., Bentolia, D. (2018).  “Industry-university Collaboration for Innovation Promotion in the State of Ceara, Brazil.” In: Costa, C., Au-Yong-Oliveira, M., and Castro Amorim, M.P. (Eds) Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on:  Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Aveiro, Portugal, pp. 1075-1082.


    Harel, R., Schwartz, D., and Kaufmann, D. (2018). “A Culture of Innovation Could Also Take Place in Small Businesses – The Israeli Experience.” In: Vrontis, D., Weber, Y. and Tsoukatos, E. (Eds) Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business, Research Advancements in National and Global Business Theory and Practice, pp. 604-618.



    Shkabatur, J., Bar-El, R., and Schwartz, D. (2019). “Assessment of The Innovation Ecosystem in Ethiopia.” Submitted to UNDP - United Nations Development Programme.


    Bar-El, R., Schwartz, D. and Sisnando, L.P. (2018). Policy Approach of Solution of Regional Market Failures for The Diminution of Poverty and Inequality: The Recent Experience of The State of Ceará - Brasil, (Portuguese).


    Schwartz, D., and Pines, A. M. (2006). Educating Management Students in Business Entrepreneurship", Research Report, Submitted to the Israel Small and Medium Size Business Authority (Hebrew).


    Schwartz, D. (2002). Regional Policy and the Law for the Encouragement of Investments: Literature Review. Direct Incentives for Industry: The International Experience, Working Paper no. 20, Negev Center for Regional Development, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Hebrew, English summary).


    Schwartz, D. (2001). Direct Incentives for Industry: Their Importance in Regional Development, Secretariat of Rural Development, Government of Ceara (Brazil) and IICA- Institute Interamericano De Cooperacao Para Agricultura, Projeto São José (Portuguese).


    Bar-El, R., Shachar, A. Schwartz, D., and Bentolila, D. (2001). Reducing Poverty through Economic Development in the Interior of Ceara. Secretariat of Rural Development, Government of Ceara (Brazil) and Inter-American Institute of Cooperation for Agriculture – IICA, Projeto São José (Portuguese).


    Schwartz, D. (2001). Measures for Promoting Economic Development in the Ceara Interior, Secretariat of Rural Development, Government of Ceara (Brazil) and IICA- Institute Interamericano De Cooperacao Para Agricultura, Projeto São José (Portuguese).


    Felsenstein, D., Foken, D., Muraya, A., and Schwartz, D. (2000). Small-scale Enterprises in Rural Kenya: Constraints. Research for Policy Series 2. NIRP. Royal Tropical Institute KIT Publishers.


    Felsenstein, D. Foeken. D. Muraya, A. amd Schwartz, D. (2000). Small Scale Enterprise in Rural Kenys: Constrains and Perspectives, NIRP, Research for Policy Series 2.


    Schwartz, D., and Bar-El, R. (1998). “Economic Policy for Israel”, in Development Economic Plan, TAMA 35 National Master Plan for Israel. Asief , S, Shachar, A., et al. (Eds.), Israeli Ministry of the Interior, Jerusalem (Hebrew).


    Fleischer, A., and Schwartz, D. (1998). Regional Development Indices, Research Report, Development Study Center, Rehovot (Hebrew).


    Felsenstein, D., Foken, D., Muraya, A., and Schwartz, D. (1998). Small-Scale Enterprises in Rural Kenya: Constraints and Perspectives, Research Report, NIRP, Netherlands-Israel Research Program.


    Bar-El, R., Pasternak, E., and Schwartz, D. (1998). “Economic Development of Rishon Lezion”, in Master Plan for Rishon Lezion, Mazor-Fierst, Tel-Aviv (Hebrew).


    Bar-El, R., and Schwartz, D. (1998). “Economic Macro Plan for Israel”, in ‘TAMA 35’ – National Master Plan for Israel. Asief, S., Shachar, A., et al. (Eds.), Israeli Ministry of the Interior, Jerusalem (Hebrew).


    Schwartz, D., et al. (1997). Report to the Committee for the Development of Human Resources for Industry in Developing Regions, Submitted to the Israeli Ministry of Industry and Trade (Hebrew).


    Schwartz, D. (1997). “Israel 2,000” (Profile Towns and Proposed Projects), a Report submitted to the Prime Minister’s Office, Jerusalem (Hebrew).


    Schwartz, D. (1997). “Development of Human Resources in Small Businesses”, Status, Journal for Management Thinking, 78, pp. 37-39 (Hebrew).


    Schwartz, D. (1997). “A Plan for the Development of Micro and Small-Scale Industrial Parks”, in Planning Project Mayagarh District-State of Orissa, India, Development Study Center, Rehovot, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mashav, Jerusalem. 


    Schwartz, D., Freedman, T., and Sidi, A. (1996). The Contribution of Vocational Training in Entrepreneurship for Weak Population Groups. A Case Study of the “Daled” Neighborhood, Beer-Sheva, Research Report, Development Study Center, Rehovot (Hebrew).


    Schwartz, D., and Bar-El, R. (1996). "Economic Policy for Israel’s Long-Term Economic Growth", Stage C, Report No. 11, ‘Israel 2020’. Master Plan for Israel in the 21st Century, the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa (Hebrew).


    Schwartz, D., and Felsenstein, D. (1995). Small Businesses and the Israeli Economy, Development Study Center, Rehovot (Hebrew).


    Schwartz, D. (1995). “Local Entrepreneurship, Small Businesses and Employment Opportunities in Developing Regions”, in Israel National Report, World Summit for Social Development, Copenhagen 1995. Israel, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, The National Insurance Institute, Jerusalem (Hebrew).


    Schwartz, D. (1995). The Center and Periphery in Israel: Gaps and Potential for Growth, Israel Ministry of Economics and Planning, Jerusalem (Hebrew).


    Schwartz, D., and Stanitzki, D. (1995). The Impact of Finance Assistance to Golan Entrepreneurs, Research Report, Development Study Center, Rehovot (Hebrew).


    Schwartz, D. (1994). Should the Law for the Encouragement of Capital Investment Be Changed? Working Paper, 1, Israel, Ministry of Economics and Planning, Jerusalem (Hebrew).


    Mazor, A., Fierst, E., Schwartz, D., and Fleischer, A. (1994 Master Plan for the Negev in Time of Peace, The Negev Tourism Development Authority, Tel-Aviv (Hebrew).


    Mazor, A., Fierst, E., Schwartz, D., and Fleischer, A. (1994). Partnership 2000, Plan for the Tamar and Arad Regions, The Negev Tourism Development Authority and the Jewish Agency, Tel-Aviv (Hebrew).


    Mazor, A., Fierst, E., Schwartz, D., and Fleischer, A. (1994). Partnership 2000, Plan for the Central Arava Region, The Negev Tourism Development Authority and the Jewish Agency, Tel-Aviv (Hebrew).


    Schwartz, D., and Bar-El, R. (1993). Various Economic Trends in the Year 2000. Stage B, Report No. 10, ‘Israel 2020’. Master Plan for Israel in the 21st Century, the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa (Hebrew).


    Schwartz, D., Felsenstein, D., and Razin, E. (1993). Establishment of Local Branches of the Small Business Authority in the South of Israel, The Development Study Center, Rehovot (Hebrew).


    Schwartz, D., Zinger, N., and Wolf, Y. (1993). Promoting Entrepreneurship among Former Soviet Union Immigrants, Research Report, Development Study Center, Rehovot (Hebrew).


    Greenberg, D., and Schwartz, D. (1992). User’s Guide for Participants in the Entrepreneurship Courses, The Development Study Center, Rehovot (in Hebrew and Russian).


    Felsenstein, D., and Schwartz, D. (1991). Promoting and Financing of Small Firms – What Can Be Learned from the Experience Elsewhere? Working Paper Series, 22, Development Study Center, Rehovot (Hebrew).


    Felsenstein, D., and Schwartz, D. (1991). The Economic Development of Small Towns Located within the Orbit of Metropolitan Centers: The Case of Bet-Shemesh and Kiryat Gat, Working Paper Series, 21, Development Study Center, Rehovot (Hebrew).


    Bar-El, R., Avraham, M., and Schwartz, D. (1990). Urban Growth Centers in the Galilee, Development Study Center, Rehovot (Hebrew).


    Bar-El, R., and Schwartz, D. (1990). Economic Development of Ofakim, a Few Preliminary Considerations, Working Paper Series, 14, Development Study Center, Rehovot (Hebrew).


    Schwartz, D., and Felsenstein, D. (1990). Support of Local Entrepreneurship in Peripheral Regions, Research Report, Development Study Center, Rehovot (Hebrew).


    Schwartz, D., and Felsenstein, D. (1989). The Economic Connection in Development Towns between the Factories and the City, Research Report, Settlement Study Center, Rehovot (Hebrew).


    Schwartz, D. (1987). The Industrialization Experience in Migdal Ha’emek and in Ma’alot, Research Report, Settlement Study Center, Rehovot (Hebrew). 


    Applebaum, L., Dagani-Zemel, Y., Finkel, R., Krauss, M., and Schwartz, D. (1983). The Cooperative Moshav, Research Report, Settlement Study Center, Rehovot (Hebrew).


    Harel, R. Schwartz, D., and Kaufman, D. (2020). "Sharing Knowledge Processes for Promoting Innovation in Small Businesses".  European Journal of Innovation Management (forthcoming).  https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/EJIM-04-2020-0122/full/html


    Bar El, R., with the participation of Schwartz, D., Finkel, R., and Keidar, P. (1982). Industrialization and Development, Research Report, Settlement Study Center, Rehovot (Hebrew).


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