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Prof. Tal Katz-Navon

Tal Katz-Navon is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Arison School of Business of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel. She received her Ph.D in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. Prof. Katz-Navon studies cross-level models of organizational climates, employee motivation, learning processes, autonomy, and voice, that aim to improve employees and organizational performances. Among others, her research integrates organizational behavior and health services research and is focused on quality improvement and clinical outcomes in healthcare. Her research has been published in top journals as Academy of management journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Management Science, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Medical Care, and more.


Katz-Navon, T., Kark, R., & Delegach, M. (2019). Trapped in the middle: Challenging the linear approach to the relationship between leadership and safety. Academy of Management Discoveries.

Delegach, M., Kark, R., Katz-Navon, T., & VanDijk, D. (2017). A focus on commitment:
The roles of transformational and transactional leadership and self-regulatory focus in fostering organizational and safety commitment. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 26(5), 724-740. DOI: 10.1080/1359432X.2017.1345884.

Katz-Navon, T., & Naveh, E. (2016). A New Perspective on Organizational Climate as a
Boundary Spanner: Integrating a Fragmented Health Care System. Ch.12. In T. Vogus & A. Avgar (Eds.) The Evolving Healthcare Landscape: How Employees, Organizations, and Institutions Adapt and Innovate. Pp. 285- 305. Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) Annual Research, Vol.

Katz-Navon, T., Block, J. C., & Unger-Aviram, E. (2016). Examining the cross-level
influence of dispositional and team goal orientations on employee self-regulation and performance in a complex task environment. Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences, 1-26. DOI: 10.1177/0021886316665460

Kark, R., Katz-Navon, T., & Delegach, M. (2015). The dual effects of leading for safety: The
mediating role of employee regulatory focus. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100(5), 1332-

Naveh E., Katz-Navon, T., & Stern, Z. (2015). Active learning climate and employee errors:
The moderating effects of personality traits. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 36, 441-
459. DOI: 10.1002/job.2000

Naveh E., Katz-Navon, T., (2015). A longitudinal study of an intervention to improve road
safety climate: Climate as an organizational boundary spanner. Journal of Applied
Psychology, 100(1), 216-226.

Naveh E., Katz-Navon, T., & Stern, Z. (2014). Resident physicians’ clinical training and error rate:
the roles of autonomy, consultation, and familiarity with the literature. Advances in Health Sciences Education. 20, 59–71. DOI: 10.1007/s10459-014-9508-6.

Stern, Z., Naveh, E. & Katz-Navon, T. (2013). Beyond fatigue: Managerial Factors Related to
Resident Physicians’Medical Errors. In Y. Dunchin & D. Gopher (Eds.). Around the Patient Bed: Human Factors and Safety in Health Care, Pp. 285-292. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis.

Naveh E., & Katz-Navon, T., (2013). Antecedents of Willingness to Report Medical
Treatment Errors in Health Care Organizations: A Multilevel Theoretical Framework. Healthcare Management Review, 39(1), 21-30.

Katz-Navon, T., & Timmor, Y. (2012). Dual needs based segmentation: Developing the
concept. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 36, 251-262.

Naveh, E., Katz-Navon, T., Stern, Z. (2011). The effect of safety management systems on
continuous patient safety improvement: the moderating role of safety climate and autonomy, Quality Management Journal, 18(1), 54-67.

Katz-Navon, T., Naveh, E., Stern. Z. (2009). Learning behaviors – Is more always better? The case of resident physicians’ medical errors, Journal of Applied Psychology, 94(5), 1200-1209. This paper was highlighted in the Monitor on Psychology (American Psychological
Asssocation), Jan 2010, 41 (1), p.53.

Stern, Z., Katz-Navon, T., Levtzion-Korach, O., Naveh, E. (2009). Resident physicians’ level of fatigue and medical errors: the role of standardization. International Journal of Behavioural
and Healthcare Research, 1(3), 223-233.

Katz-Navon, T., & Goldschmidt, H. (2009). Goal Orientations in Negotiations: The Influence of Goal Orientations on Fixed-Pie Perceptions and Bargaining Outcomes.
International Journal of Psychology, 44(1), 60-70.

Stern, Z., Katz-Navon, T., & Naveh, E. (2008). The Influence of Situational Learning Orientation, Autonomy, and Voice on Error Making: The Case of Resident Physicians.
Management Science, 54, 1553-1564.

Timmor, Y., & Katz-Navon, T. (2008). Being the Same and Different: A Model Explaining
New Product Adoption. Journal of Consumer Behavior, 7, 249-262.

Katz-Navon, T. Naveh, E., & Stern, Z. (2007). Safety self-efficacy and safety performance: Potential antecedents and the moderation effect of standardization.
International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 20(7), 572-584.

Katz-Navon, T., Naveh, E., & Stern, Z. (2007). The Moderate Success of Quality of Care Improvement Efforts: Three Observations on the Situation.
International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 19, 4-7.

Naveh, E., Katz-Navon, T., & Stern, Z. (2006). Readiness to report medical treatment errors: The effects of safety procedures, safety information, and priority of safety.
Medical Care, 44, 117-123.

Naveh, E., Katz-Navon, T., & Stern, Z. (2005). Patient treatment errors: A safety climate
approach. Management Science, 51, 948-960.

Katz-Navon, T., Naveh, E., Stern, Z. (2005). Safety Climate in Healthcare Organizations: A Multidimensional Approach, Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 48, pp. 1075-1089. This paper was highlighted in the section of the ASQ (American Society for Quality) Health Division Newsletter of the magazine Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare, January/February

Katz-Navon, T., & Erez, M. (2005). When Collective- and Self-Efficacy Affect Team
Performance: The Role of Task Interdependence. Small Group Research, 36, 437-465.

Chen, Y., Brockner, J., & Katz, T. (1998). Toward an explanation of cultural differences in ingroup favoritism: The role of individual- vs. collective-primacy.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75 (6), 1490-1502.

Stern, Z., Naveh, E. & Katz-Navon, T. Beyond fatigue: Organizational factors that influence medical errors of resident physicians. In Y. Dunchin & D. Gopher (Eds.). Safety in Healthcare Systems

Katz, T., & Block, C.J. (2000). Process and outcome goal orientation in conflict situations: The importance of framing. In M. Deutsch, & P. Coleman (Eds.) The Handbook of Conflict
Resolution, Theory and Practice , Pp. 279-288. San-Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Ph.d. Dissertation: Katz, T. Self-construal as a moderator of the effects of task and reward
interdependence on group performance. 1999.

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