Nizar
Becheikh

Building
Abdul Latif Jameel Hall
Room
2119
Position
Associate Professor
Department
Department of Management
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Profile

Brief Biography

Nizar Becheikh is an associate professor of strategy and innovation management at the American University in Cairo (AUC) School of Business. He served as interim dean of the school in 2017, and associate dean for Graduate Studies and Research from 2013 to 2018. He also served as director of the EMBA, MBA, and CEMS/MIM programs at AUC. Prior to joining AUC, he served as director of the EMBA program jointly offered by Nile University, Egypt and IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. Becheikh is also a board member of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS) since 2017.

Becheikh earned a PhD in Business Administration and an MBA in international management from Laval University in Canada. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in international business from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Tunis, Tunisia. During his time in Canada, he worked closely, as part of research and consulting projects, with managers and policymakers from several Canadian Small and Medium Entreprises (SMEs), public organizations, and governmental agencies intended to foster innovation and regional economic development in Canada. He published his research in top-tier refereed academic journals and prestigious conferences such as Technovation, the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, the Academy of Management meeting, International Association for management of Technology (IAMOT) and Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics (DRUID).

Becheikh teaches strategy and innovation management in the undergraduate and EMBA programs. His current research interests focus on political economy in the Arab region, innovation paths and best practices in developing countries, and managing growth and innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises in Arab countries, with a specific focus on Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco.

  • Book Chapter

    “Virtual Organization: Attributes and Challenges,” in Management of Technology: The Key to Prosperity in the Third Millennium, (Khalil, T. M., Lefebvre, L. A. Mason, R. M. (Eds.)) Ed(s), Pergamon, Elsevier Science Ltd., 31-43

    Articles

    • “The Impact of Knowledge Acquisition and Absorptive Capacity on Technological Innovations in Developing Countries: Evidence from Egyptian SMEs,” Journal of African Business,14(3),1-14
    • “Evidence on Innovation Failures in Manufacturing Industries,” International Journal of Business Strategy,12(2),16-35
    • “Evidence on Innovation Failures in Manufacturing Industries,” International Journal of Business Strategy
    • “How to Improve Knowledge Transfer Strategies and Practices in Education? Answers from a Systematic Literature Review,” Research in Higher Education Journal,2010-05-01,7(May 2010)
    • “Towards a Conceptualization of Innovation in the Public Sector (in French),” Economies et Sociétés,2009-04-01,4579-614
    • “Learning and Novelty of Innovation in Established Manufacturing SMEs,” Technovation - International Journal of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship,2008-01-01,28(7),450-463
    • “An Integrated Approach to the Control of Virtual Organizations (in French),” Revue Algerienne de Gestion,2008-01-01,310-34
    • “Strategic Determinants of Technological Innovation in Manufacturing SMEs (in French),” Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences,2006-01-01,23(4),275-300
    • “Lessons from Innovation Empirical Studies in the Manufacturing Sector: A Systematic Review of the Literature from 1993-2003,” Technovation -International Journal of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship,2006-05-01,26(5/6),644-664
    • “The Virtual Organization: a Future in the Making (in French),” Revue Française de Gestion,2005-01-01,31(154),93-110

    Research and Teaching Material

    • Development of a Knowledge Transfer Tool for Managers in the Education Field: The Systematic Review’s Report., Quebec: CHSRF/CIHR Chair on Knowledge Transfer and Innovation, Department of Management, Faculty of Business Administration, Laval University
    • Innovations in Public Services: The Systematic Review’s Report, Quebec: CHSRF/CIHR Chair on Knowledge Transfer and Innovation, Department of Management, Faculty of Business Administration, Laval University
    • Technological and innovation assessment of the Côte-Nord region, Quebec: CHSRF/CIHR Chair on Knowledge Transfer and Innovation, Department of Management, Faculty of Business Administration, Laval University
    • Technological and innovation assessment of the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, Quebec: CHSRF/CIHR Chair on Knowledge Transfer and Innovation, Department of Management, Faculty of Business Administration, Laval University
    • Towards a Better Understanding of Virtual Organizations, Quebec: School of Business, Laval University

    Technical Writing

    • A Knowledge Transfer Tool for Managers in the Education Field, Quebec: CHSRF/CIHR Chair on Knowledge Transfer and Innovation, Department of Management, Faculty of Business Administration, Laval University
    • Innovations in Public Services: A Dashboard for the Follow-up of Innovation and its Determinants, Quebec: CHSRF/CIHR Chair on Knowledge Transfer and Innovation, Department of Management, Faculty of Business Administration, Laval University
    • Knowledge Transfer in Education: A Best-practices’ Guide for Managers, Quebec: CHSRF/CIHR Chair on Knowledge Transfer and Innovation, Department of Management, Faculty of Business Administration, Laval University

    Monograph

    • “Promoting Open Innovation in LDCs: Evidence from Egyptian SMEs,” 22nd International Conference on Management of Technology, IAMOT 2013 on Science, Technology and Innovation in the Emerging Market Economies
    • “Evidence on Innovation Failures in Manufacturing Industries,” IABE-2012 Venice-Summer Conference
    • “How do Egyptian Service SMEs Innovate?,” 2012 AUC Research Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Shaping the Future of Egypt
    • “How to Promote Open Innovation in Egypt? Answers from the Egyptian National Innovation Survey,” 2012 AUC Research Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Shaping the Future of Egypt
    • “Determinants of Technological Innovations in Egyptian Service SMEs,” 21th International Conference on Management of Technology, IAMOT 2012 on Managing Technology-Service Convergences in the Post-Industrialized Society
    • “Technological Innovations in Developing Countries: Evidence from Egyptian Manufacturing SMEs,” 20th International Conference on Management of Technology, IAMOT 2011 on Technology and the Global Challenges: Security, Energy, Water and the Environment
    • Development of teaching materials for and delivery of the course BSAD 606 – Competitive Strategy, Cairo: Executive MBA, Nile University
    • Development of teaching materials for and delivery of the course MGMT 609 – Entrepreneurship, Cairo: Executive MBA, Nile University
    • “Evidence on Innovation Failures in Manufacturing Firms,” 4th European Conference on Management of Technology EuroMOT 2009 on “Closing the Innovation Gap: Theory and Practice”
    • “Evidence on Innovation Failures in Manufacturing Firms,” 10th International CINet Conference on “Enhancing the Innovation Environment”
    • “How to Improve Knowledge Transfer Strategies and Practices in Education? Answers From a Systematic Literature Review,” 7th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education
    • Development of teaching materials for and delivery of the course MGMT 601 – Organizational Behavior (1 module), Cairo: Executive MBA, Nile University
    • “Absorptive Capacity and Innovation Performance of Low and Medium Technology Manufacturing SMEs in a Region of Canada: a Cross-sectional Study,” 9th International CINet (Continuous Innovation Network) conference on Radical Challenges on Innovation Management
    • “Exploring Innovation Failures in Manufacturing Industries,” DRUID (Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics) 25th Celebration Conference 2008 on Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • “Towards an Effective Control of Virtual Networks (in French),” XVIIe International Conference of Strategic Management AIMS 2008
    • “What Factors Lead to Innovation Failure? Evidence from a Large Dataset,” 17th International Conference on Management of Technology, IAMOT 2008 on Creating and Managing a Knowledge Economy
    • “Conceptualization and Determinants of Innovation in the Public Sector: a Systematic Review,” 14th RESER International Conference on Service Competitiveness and Cohesion - Balancing Dynamics in the Knowledge Society
    • “Managing the Protection of Inventions and Technological Innovations in Canadian Manufacturing SMEs,” DRUID (Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics) summer conference on Knowledge, Innovation and Competitiveness: Dynamics of Firms, Networks, Regions and Institutions
    • “Technological Innovations in the Manufacturing Sector: A Systematic Review of Empirical Studies,” Annual meeting of the Academy of Management: A New Vision of Management In The 21st Century, Session: Technology and Innovation Management
    • “Conceptualization of a Control System for Virtual Networks (in French),” ASAC conference (Administrative Sciences Association of Canada)
    • “Radical Innovations in Traditional Manufacturing Industries,” DRUID (Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics) summer conference on Industrial Dynamics, Innovation and Development
    • “The Control of International Joint-ventures: State of the Art and Perspectives (in French),” Xth AIMS conference (International Association of Strategic Management)
    • “ Technology and Change within Hierarchic Organizations,” ASAC-IFSAM Congress
    • “Towards a Better Understanding of Virtual Organizations,” IXth AIMS conference (International Association of Strategic Management).
    • “Virtual Organization: Attributes and Challenges,” IXth IAMOT International conference (International Association for Management of Technology)
    • PhD, 2004, Laval University, Quebec (Canada)
    • MBA, 1997, Laval University, Quebec (Canada)
    • BBA, 1995, École Supérieure de Commerce , Tunis (Tunisia)
    • Strategic Management
    • Management Fundamentals
    • Business Planning and Strategy
    • Entrepreneur and Small Business Management
    • Strategic Management of Innovation
    • Strategic Management of Innovation
Research Interest
  • Innovation in manufacturing and services
  • Innovation paths and practices in LDCs
  • Managing growth and innovation in SMEs
  • Entrepreneurship in developing countries
  • Strategic management in SMEs