Sherwat
Elwan

Position
Associate Professor and Director, MBA & EMBA Programs
Department
Department of Management
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Brief Biography

Sherwat Elwan Ibrahim is Associate Professor (tenured) of Operations Management at The American University in Cairo (AUC), and the Director of the MBA programs at AUC School of Business. She holds a master’s and PhD in technology management from Stevens Institute of Technology. Her PhD dissertation was awarded ‘Best Dissertation’, by the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management, and has several publications in prestigious journals including Journal of Economic Geography, Strategic Outsourcing Journal, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, and Management Decision. She has been jointly awarded the Ted Eschenbach prize for best paper in Engineering Management Journal, and the “Bright Idea” award, for her paper in New Jersey Publications. Her current research interests include sustainable supply chain management, responsible sourcing, supplier governance, and supply chain technology adoption. Elwan teaches several courses in the area of operations and technology management including supply chain management, operations for competitive advantage, product and process innovation, and technology and innovation strategy.  Elwan is Partner and Senior consultant at Innovety, an innovation management consulting firm and an affiliate of Boston-based IXL-Center, where she leads several engagements with the private sector, government, and NGO accounts, and consults on innovation practices, strategy, and management of technology. She is an expert on SMEs’ business growth and development and was a core faculty member of Goldman Sachs (GS) Women Entrepreneurship and Leadership Program (WEL) that has overseen the graduation of hundreds of women entrepreneurs in the Middle East as part of GS 10,000 Women Initiative. Elwan has received Executive Education training from Wharton and Kellogg business schools and has also received training on Sustainable Entrepreneurship from the Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) in Wuppertal, Germany. 

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Journals

  • Ibrahim, Sherwat E., Khaled El Tahawy (2017), “Opportunism and the dynamics of strategic outsourcing relationships,” Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing” 11(2)
  • Ibrahim, Sherwat E., Raghda El Ebrashy (2017), “How Social Entrepreneurship can be useful in Long-Term Recovery following Disasters,” Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 7(3), 324-349
  • Ibrahim, Sherwat E., Ahmed Hanafi (2013), “Call Center Off-shoring Performance Management; Investigating Opportunistic Behavior in BPO,” Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 292 - 312
  • Ibrahim, Sherwat E., Yinka Ogunyemi (2012), “The Effect of Linkages and Information Sharing on Supply Chain and Export Performance,” Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 441 - 463
  • Ibrahim, Sherwat E., (2010), “An Alternative Methodology for Formulating a Service Operations Strategy: The Case of BTC-Egypt,” Management Decision, Volume 48, Issue 6, pp 868 - 893
  • Ibrahim, Sherwat E., Hosein Fallah and Richard Reilly (2008), “Localized Sources of Knowledge and the Effect of Knowledge Spillovers on Innovation,” Journal of Economic Geography, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 1 - 27
  • Ibrahim, Sherwat E., Hosein Fallah and Richard Reilly (2006), “Do Localized Clusters Influence Creativity,” Creativity and Innovation Management Journal, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 410 - 419
  • Ibrahim, Sherwat E., Hosein Fallah (2005), “Drivers of Innovation and Influence of Technological Clusters,” Engineering Management Journal, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 33- 41, (Awarded Best Paper in the Issue)
  • M. Hosein Fallah, Sherwat E. Ibrahim (2004) “Innovation and Dynamics of Knowledge Creation,” International Journal of Knowledge, Culture, and Organizational Change, Volume 4, pp 479 - 488

Refereed Book Chapter

  • Ibrahim, Sherwat E., “Global Perspectives on Sustainability Management” The Sustainable Supply Chain Handbook, Edward Elgar Publishers, Forthcoming   

Refereed Conference Papers

  • Ibrahim, Sherwat E., Sarkis, Joe, Bai, C. April (2018). “Investigating Multi-tier Sustainable Supply Chains Using Cluster Rough Set Relational Analysis,” Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA, August 10-14
  • El Henawy, Yasmine, Sherwat E. Ibrahim (2018). “Governance Mechanisms in Multi-tier Sustainable Supply Chains,” 27th Annual Conference of the International Purchasing & Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA), Athens, Greece, March 25-28
  • Ibrahim, Sherwat E., Paul El Katsha (2017).  “Technological Over Lap between Integrated Resources in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A),” Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of Decision Science Institute (DSI), Washington D.C., USA, November 18-21
  • El Henawy, Yasmine, Sherwat E. Ibrahim (2017). “Power Use Influence on Lower-Tier Sustainability Compliance,” Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), Seattle, USA, May 5-8
  • Ibrahim, Sherwat E., Sarkis, Joe, Bai, C. April (2016). “Investigating Multi-tier Sustainable Supply Chains in an Emergent Economy,” 47th Annual Meeting of Decision Science Institute (DSI), Austin, USA, November 18-22
  • Ghanem, Ahmed, Sherwat E. Ibrahim (2016). “Exploring the Effects of Governance Structure, Relationship and Upgrading in the Solar Energy Value Chain,” Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), Orlando, USA, May 6-9
  • Eltahawy, Khaled, Sherwat E. Ibrahim (2015). “Factors Affecting Pre-contractual and Post-contractual Outsourcing Relationships,” Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, August 7-11
  • Eltahawy, Khaled, Sherwat E. Ibrahim (2015). “Avoiding lock-in and hold-up in Outsourcing Relationships,” Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), Washington, USA, May 7-11
  • Mansour, Karim, Sherwat. E. Ibrahim (2015). “Introducing Disruptive Technologies in Emerging Markets, The Case of Solar PV in Egypt,” Proceedings of 23rd Annual Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Portland, USA, August 2-6
  • Morsy, Hebatallah, Sherwat E. Ibrahim (2014). “Buyer-Supplier Relationships and the effect of Power Balance on Innovative Knowledge Exchange,” Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), Atlanta, USA, May 9-12
  • Hanafi, Ahmed, Sherwat E. Ibrahim (2013). “Business Process Outsourcing; Performance Measurement for Call Center Services” Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), Denver, USA, May 3 -6
  • Abdelhalim, Salma, Sherwat E. Ibrahim (2012). “Direct Store Delivery (DSD) in Front-end Outsourcing; Insights from the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Manufacturers (FMCGs) of Egypt.” Proceedings of the 17th Annual International Symposium on Logistics (ISL), Cape Town, South Africa, July 8-11
  • Ahmed, Karim, Sherwat E. Ibrahim (2011). “Key Drivers for Sustainable Operations in Developing Countries: A Textile Case Study from Egypt”, Proceedings of 19th Annual Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Portland, USA, July 31- Aug 4
  • Ibrahim, Sherwat E. (2009). “A Structured Methodology for Developing an Operations Strategy; The Case of BTC Egypt”, Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), Orlando, USA, May 1-4
  • Ibrahim, Sherwat E., Hosein Fallah (2005). “Where Do Inventors Get Their Ideas,” Proceedings of the 13th Annual Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Portland, USA, July 31- Aug 4
  • Ibrahim, Sherwat E., Hosein Fallah (2004). “Technological Clusters and Drivers of Innovation,” Proceedings of the 25th American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) National Conference, Alexandria, Virginia, October 20 - 23
  • Ibrahim, Sherwat E., Hosein Fallah (2004). “Knowledge Spillover and Innovation in Technological Clusters,” Proceedings of the 13th International Association of Technology and Innovation Management (IAMOT) Conference, Washington, D.C., April 14 - 18.
  • Ibrahim, Sherwat E., Hosein Fallah (2004). “Innovation and the dynamics of knowledge creation,” Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Organizational Change, Greenwich, UK; Jan 28-31

Cases studies

“Distribution Networks optimization: The case of Kazafekra,” In Chopra and Meindl; Supply Chain Management (Global Edition), 2010

Research Interest
  • Responsible Sourcing
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Global Value Chain Governance
  • Business Process Outsourcing and Offshoring
  • Buyer-Supplier Relationship Management
  • Service Operations Contracting
  • Green Technology Adoption