Prof. Zeevik Greenberg

Prof. Zeevik Greenberg

I received my Ph.D. in Human Geography at the University of Haifa. My PHD was on organization changing in rural area after the economic cries on the middle of 90th. I'm a senior lecture and my research area mainly focuses on rural area development. My projects is on: Extension neighborhoods in Kibbutzim, New Immigrants to rural area. economics and entrepreneur. Cultural Geography and the local stories in communities.
I'm head of Human Resources Department, and in these three years I am the Head of Consortium SILICE by Erasmus+ In this Project we promote the Innovation thinking in Academy and create new Innovation Hubs in nine Academic Institute in Israel and India./
In the last years I am advises to comities of some of the regional municipalities in northern Israel and the ministry for development of the Negev and Galilee, dealing with re-defining and re-structuring of rural communities.

Accordion Title Areas of Interest

Areas of Interest

Accordion Title Research


  • Human Geography
  • Entrepreneur in Rural Area
  • Rural Development
  • LGBTQ in Rural Area
Accordion Title Teaching


  • Human Geography 
  • Geography of settlement in the Galilee
  • Human Services
  • Leadership in Education
  • Gender in Education
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  1. Greenberg, Z., Gimmon, E., and Farja, Y. (2022). Women-owned, home-based businesses: The effects of location on growth. International Journal Entrepreneurship and Small Business.
  2. Greenberg, Z., Gal-Arieli. N. (In Press) Teacher disenchantment: The professional transition from teaching to therapy as a multi-phased neoliberal phenomenon. Dvarim.
  3. Greenberg, Z., Gimmon, E., and Farja, Y. (2021). Two-tier business networking and its impact on the promotion of small businesses in rural Israel, Geography Research Forum. Vol. 42(1) pp. 32-56
  4. Arnon, S., Shamai S., Greenberg Z., Schnell I. (2021) Small Israeli businesses: Peripheral and ethnical Barriers for growth, Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
  5. Shenaar-Golan, V., Walter, O., Greenberg, Z., Zibenberg, A. (2020). Emotional intelligence in higher education: Exploring its effects on academic self-efficacy and coping with stress. The College Student Journal. Vol. 54(4) pp. 443-460
  6. Gimmon, E., Greenberg Z., Farja, Y., (2020). Vocational education of owners and SME employment growth: Evidence from Israel. International Journal of Training Research, 19:1, 21-46,
  7. Greenberg, Z., Gimmon, E., and Farja, Y. (2020). The effect of multilayered networks on SME growth in Israel rural periphery‏. Horizons in Geography, 98, pp. 113-131. (Heb.).
  8. Greenberg, Z., and Shenaar-Golan, V. (2020). Higher education helps single mothers become effective role models. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 22(4), pp. 21-38.
  9. Farja, Y., Gimmon, E., & Greenberg, Z. (2018). Growth constraints and management consulting: the case of SMEs in peripheral regions. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 35(1), pp. 126-141.‏
  10. Greenberg, Z., Gimmon, E., and Farja, Y. (2018). Embeddedness and growth of small businesses in rural regions. Journal of Rural Studies, 62, pp. 174-182.
  11. Greenberg, Z. (2017). The significance of the defining landscapes in photographs of children in Kfar Giladi in the 1920s and 1930s. Horizons in Geography, pp. 91-92, 186-205. (Heb.)
  12. Greenberg, Z., Arnon, S., Shamai, S., Schnell, I. (2017). Characteristics of entrepreneurship and small businesses of women in rural localities in the northern periphery. Social Issues in Israel, 24, pp. 34-65. (Heb.)
  13. Greenberg, Z., and Shenaar-Golan, V. (2017). Overcoming multidimensional marginality: the significance of higher education for traditionally reared single mothers living in the outer periphery. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 21(8), pp. 1-16.
  14. Farja, Y., Gimmon, E., and Greenberg, Z. (2017). The developing in the developed: Rural SME growth in Israel. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 18(1), pp. 36-46.
  15. Schnell, I., Greenberg, Z., Arnon, S., and Shamai, S. (2017). Entrepreneurship in the periphery and local growth: The case of northern Israel. Geo Journal, 82(2), pp. 1-13.
  16. Farja, Y., Gimmon, E., and Greenberg, Z. (2016). The effect of entrepreneurial orientation on SMEs growth and export in Israeli peripheral regions. New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, 19(2), pp. 25-40.
  17.  Greenberg, Z., Mossek, and A., Cohen, A. (2016). Creating community partnership as foundation for community building: The case of the renewed kibbutz. Journal of Community Practice. 24(3), pp. 2-19. Q2 SJR
  18.  Slutsky, A., Shamai, S., Arnon, S., Schnell, I., and Greenberg, Z., (2016), Comparison of very small businesses of Arabs and Jews in the North Israel periphery. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 28(1), pp. 117-137.‏
  19. Walter, O., Golan-Shenaar, V. and Greenberg, Z. (2015) Effect of short-term intervention program on academic self-efficacy in higher education. Psychology, 6(10), pp. 1199-1215.
  20.  Shamai, S., Arnon, S., Greenberg, Z., and Schnell, Y. (2015). Entrepreneurship in Jewish and Arab villages in the northern periphery. Social Issues in Israel, 19, pp. 176-206. (Heb.)
  21. Greenberg, Z. (2013). The influence of the 'learning from success' method on the feeling of self-capability and motivation for success among special admissions college students. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 3(3), pp. 389-400.
  22. Greenberg, Z., and Greenberg I. (2013). The influence of the absence of place on the construction of intergenerational collective memory in a community of persons uprooted from their homes. Mediterranean Journal of Social Science, 4(3), pp. 397-409.
  23. Greenberg, Z., and Sagiv-Reiss, D. (2013). Young Arab women at the crossroads between the traditional and the modern: Analysis of life stories of Arab Muslim students who have left home to achieve higher education. Mediterranean Journal of Social Science, 4(1), pp. 143-154.  Greenberg, Z. (2013). Home production of wine in the Golan Heights: Aspects of changes and adaptation to the era of a global economy. Horizons in Geography, 83-84, 199-214. (Heb.)
  24. Greenberg, Z., and Cohen, A. (2012). Implementation of the learning from Success Model on Learning Disabilities Students. Journal of Social Sciences 8(3), pp. 459-466.
  25. Greenberg, Z. (2012). The effect of the personal characteristics of residents of community expansion neighborhoods on their sense of belonging to the new place. Horizons in Geography, 81-82, 61-74. (Heb.) JASTOR cited by 6
  26. Greenberg, Z. (2012). Expansion neighborhoods and sense of belonging of new residents to the place. Horizons in Geography, 79-80, pp. 226-240. (Heb.)
  27. Greenberg, Z., and Cohen, A. (2012). The effect of the learning-from-success model on MABAR students, Iyunim Bahinukh, 6, pp. 116-135. (Heb.) JASTOR
  28. Greenberg, Z., and Greenberg, A. (2011). The path of the wounded between Tel Hai Courtyard and Kfar Giladi: A personal story as a means for teaching a historic tale. Cathedra, 142, pp. pp 131-146. (Heb.)

Articles or Chapters in Books

  1.  Gimmon, E., Farja, Y., and Greenberg, Z. (2019). Entrepreneurship in peripheral regions: The case of Israel. In M. Miles (Ed.), The role of entrepreneurship, innovation and small business ecosystems in regional, rural and international development. SEAANZ
  2. Gimmon, E., Greenberg, Z., and Farja, Y. (2018). How does spouse involvement affect business growth? A matter of gender'. In. V. Ratten, L. P. Dana, and V. Ramadani (Eds.). Women entrepreneurship in family business. Routledge.
     Greenberg, Z., Sagiv-Reiss, D. (2016). Fly away bird but not to freedom: Analysis of biographies of Muslim students who leave home for higher education. In. Grossmark et al. (Eds.), New Galilee Studies II (pp. 10-27, 28-46). Tel-Hai Academic College. (Heb.)
  5.  Arnon, S., Shamai, S., Greenberg, Z., and Kahaner, L. (2016). Integration of absorbers and absorbed in a shared community in expansion neighborhoods in rural localities in the northern periphery. In T. Grossmark et al. (Eds.) New Galilee Studies II. pp. 10-27. Tel-   Hai Academic College. (Heb.)
  6. Gimmon, E., Greenberg, Z. and Bitton, G. (2013). The Role of Business Enterprises in Employment Growth: Differences between Core and Peripheral Regions in Israel. Online at the ministry of Economics website:
  7.  Greenberg, Z. (2011). Kibbutz neighborhoods and new communities: The development of a sense of belonging among the residents of new community neighborhoods on kibbutzim. In. M. Palgi and S. Reinharz (Eds.), One hundred years of kibbutz life: A century of crises and reinvention (pp. 259-271). Transaction Publishers
  8.  Greenberg, Z. (2009). The influence of spatial and settlement factors on the function of the regional councils as new foci of empowerment in the peripheral spaces. In. T. Grossmark and H. Goren (Eds.), New research of the Galilee: Tenth anniversary volume of the Galilee Research Conferences 372-387. Tel-Hai College. (Heb.)
  9.  Greenberg, Z. (1995). A taste of kibbutz. In. A. Beit Or (Ed.), Green fingers in smog: The kibbutz in the process of urbanization 17-32. Yad Tabenkin. (Heb.)
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PIZA Exams and Education System In Israel:

LTBQ In Kibbutzim In Israel:

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