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Yaniv Dover

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

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DegreePhD, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 2011; MSc, BSc, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 2005

AREAS OF EXPERTISESocial networks, social dynamics, social media management and marketing, consumer-generated media, digital marketing, diffusion of information and innovations, marketing strategy, marketing research

Current Research Topics

  • Social networks
  • Social media
  • Economics of information
  • Word of mouth
  • Diffusion of information and innovations over social networks
  • Consumer-generated media

Selected Publications

  • With D. Mayzlin and J. Chevalier, "Promotional Reviews: An Empirical Investigation of Online Review Manipulation," forthcoming in the American Economic Review, 2013
  • With J. Goldenberg and D. Shapira, "Network Traces on Penetration: Uncovering Degree Distribution from Adoption Data," Marketing Science, 31(4), 2012
  • With I. Balberg, E. Savir, and P. von Huth, "Basic Physics of Phototransport as Manifested in Thin Films of In-Doped CdTe, Physical Review B, 82, 2010
  • With S. Moulet, S. Solomon, and G. Yaari, "Do All Economies Grow Equally Fast?" Risk and Decision Analysis, 1(3), 2009
  • With I. Balberg, E. Savir, O. Portillo Moreno, R. Lozada-Morales, and O. Zelaya- Angel, "Meyer-Neldel-Like Manifestation of the Quantum Confinement Effect in Solid Ensembles of Semiconductor Quantum Dots, Physical Review B, 75, 2007

Working Papers

  • With S. Neslin, "The Impact of Social Media on Brand Loyalty"
  • With D.  Shapira and J. Goldenberg, "Dynamics of Online Social Groups"
  • With D.  Godes and D. Mayzlin, "Using Information Entropy to Predict Diffusion on Online Social Networks"
  • With A. Stephen, L. Muchnik, and J. Goldenberg, "Social Sharing By Social Pumps: The Effect of Transmitter Activity on Information Diffusion Over Online Social Networks"
  • With B. Donkers, D. Shapira, and J. Goldenberg, "The Life and Death of Gurus"


  • Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative Fellowship, 2010–12
  • Finalist for the Rothschild Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010–11
  • Finalist for the Bikura Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010–11
  • The Whitebox Grant for Behavioral Sciences, 2010–11
  • GIACS Scholarship for interdisciplinary PhD students, 2008–10
  • The Jerusalem Business School Fellowship, 2009–10
  • ISF Grant based on dissertation project, 2010–12
  • Racah Institute of Physics Fellowship, 2004–09
  • The Center for Complexity Science Scholarship for outstanding Ph.D. student, 2008–10

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Assistant Professor, Tuck School, 2012–present
  • Post Doc., Yale School of Management, Yale University, 2010–11
  • Senior organizer of the 5th European Conference on Complex Systems, 2008
  • Lecturer, Jerusalem College of Engineering, 2007–08
  • Instructor and Teaching Assistant, Hebrew University, 2004–08

Editorial positions

Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Marketing Science
  • Journal of Marketing Research
  • Management Science
  • Journal of the American Statistical Association
  • International Journal of Research in Marketing
  • Journal of Retailing
  • Information Systems Research
  • Israel Science Foundation (ISF)