Tamar is an Organizational Communication scholar. Her Doctoral work focuses on the organizational discourse surrounding new workers' unionizations, in Israeli business corporations – a significantly emerging trend in recent years. She closely follows the ways in which workers utilize mobile social media in their efforts to form their representative union.
In her research, Tamar explores the sociomaterial implications of leveraging communication technologies for both organizational resistance and activism in general. She examines aspects such as mobile social media affordances and participant structures, workers' self-presentation and collective voice, and contemporary employment relations discourse.
BA: Departments of Economics, Cinema & Television, Tel Aviv University
MA: Department of Communication, University of Haifa (Dean's list). MA thesis: The Influence of Perceived Media Influence in an Internal Organizational Communication Campaign for Business Code of Ethics Assimilation. (Supervisor: Dr. Nurit Tal-Or)
Lazar, T., Ribak, R., & Davidson, R. (2018). Mobile social media as platforms in workers’ unionization. Information, Communication & Society.
Lazar, T. (2015) Crossing organizational boundaries: Employee unionization Facebook pages. Presentation at the 1st International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Discourse and Communication in Professional Contexts, Aalborg University, Denmark, August 20, 2015.
Lazar, T. (2017) Mobile Social Media as Platforms in Workers' Unionization. Paper presented at the annual "Communicating" graduate student conference, University of Haifa, Israel, Department of Communication, December 17, 2017
Lazar, T. (2017) Mobile Social Media as Platforms in Workers' Unionization. Paper presented at the Israel Communication Association (ISCA) annual conference, College of Management Academic Studies, Rishon LeZion, Israel, March 29, 2018.
Lazar, T. (2018) Mobile Social Media as Platforms in Workers' Unionization. Paper presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) conference, Prague, Czech Republic, May 26, 2018.
Scholarships and Awards
2012: Merit scholarship, Graduate Studies Authority, University of Haifa
2017: Best paper award, annual "Communicating" graduate student conference, University of Haifa, Israel, Department of Communication. Mobile Social Media as Platforms in Workers' Unionization.
2018: Best paper award, the Israeli Industry Relations Research Institute: Mobile Social Media as Platforms in Workers' Unionization.
2011-2014: Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility (school of management and economics, Tel Aviv-Yafo Academic College)
2016-2018: International Communication Association (ICA) board member – student and early career representative.
Organizational Communication consultant, acquired extensive professional and managerial experience, with local and international organizations and companies. http://eng.tamarlazar.co.il/