Professor Cohen-Mohliver is a strategy scholar specialising in quantitative research of business ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR). He seeks to help stakeholders better understand what are the causes for misconduct, how to identify them and how to address them before misconduct emerges.
Professor Cohen-Mohliver's research asks why some firms, but not others, engage in behaviour that is viewed unfavourably by external stakeholders. These reasons include the information network in which the firm is embedded, competitive pressures, regulation, the firm’s own history and internal processes of hiring and promotion. Professor Cohen-Mohliver studies these social antecedents of misconduct in a variety of organisational settings ranging from executive stock option backdating and financial restatements, to student plagiarism and violence in professional sports. His research examines questions about the diffusion of wrongful practices, the effects of recessions and booms on morality and the effects of institutional changes on firm corrective action.
In a related research stream, Professor Cohen-Mohliver examines how social mobilisation to support diversity, environmental sustainability and labour safety can in fact push some firms to pollute, discriminate and abuse labour even more.
Before joining London Business School, Professor Cohen-Mohliver was the domestic policy advisor to MP Benjamin Netanyahu (2005-2007), and advised the Israeli Securities Authority and the Committee on Competitiveness in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office (2010-2012). His dissertation was cited in major legislation affecting ownership structure in Business Groups in Israel. Professor Cohen-Mohliver holds a PhD in Management from Columbia Business School, and Masters degrees from Columbia University (MA) and the Hebrew University (MA, Finance and Strategy).
Aharon is currently Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School and has taught courses covering Strategy Formulation, Strategic Analysis, Sociological Foundations of Strategy and Behavioral Strategy. He has taught MBAs, Masters in Management, Specialised Executive Programs and PhD students.