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Sam AFLAKI

Professor

Information Systems and Operations Management

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Biography

Sam Aflaki is a professor and department chair of Information Systems and Operations Management, holding the CMA CGM Chair on "Sustainability and Supply Chain Analytics." As the academic director of the Operations module within HEC's Executive MBA program, Sam strives to share his knowledge and inspire future leaders. He earned his Ph.D. in Management from INSEAD and has been researching sustainable decision making, operations management, and energy policies.

Sam's work has been featured in various management and economics journals, and he has been grateful for the recognition received in several INFORMS competitions. Contributing as the French co-director of the Industrial Excellence Award, Sam is honored to be part of an esteemed competition for operational management in both manufacturing and service sectors worldwide.

Teaching is a passion for Sam, and he offers sustainable operations management courses across different degree programs. He has also had the privilege of guest lecturing at numerous respected management institutions around the globe.

 

Scientific articles

Technology-push, demand-pull and endogenous drivers of innovation in the renewable energy industry

Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 2021, vol. 23, pp 1563–1580, (in coll. with S. A. Basher, A. MASINI)

Contracting for Technology Improvement: the Effect of Asymmetric Bargaining Power and Investment Uncertainty

European Journal of Operational Research, Septembre 2021, vol. 293, n° 2, pp 481-494, (in coll. with A. SHANTIA, A. MASINI)

Right Information at the Right Time: Reevaluating the Attitude–Behavior Gap in Environmental Technology Adoption

International Journal of Production Economics, December 2021, vol. 242, n° 108278, (in coll. with S. GOODARZI, A. MASINI, B. FAHIMNIA)

Input-price Risk Management: Technology Improvement and Financial Hedging

Production and Operations Management, August 2019, vol. 28, n° 8, pp 2044-2067, (in coll. with A. SHANTIA, H. GHODDUSI)

Optimal Feed-In Tariff Policies: The Impact of Market Structure and Technology Characteristics

Production and Operations Management, december, 2 2019, vol. 28, n° 5, pp 1108-1128, (in coll. with S. GOODARZI, A. MASINI)

Is your valley as green as it should be? Incorporating economic development into environmental performance indicators

Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, October 2018, vol. 20, n° 8, pp 1903–1915, (in coll. with S. BASHER, A. MASINI)

Strategic Investment in Renewable Energy Sources: The Effect of Supply Intermittency

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Summer 2017, vol. 19, n° 3, pp 489-507, (in coll. with S. NETESSINE)

Competition and The Operational Performance of Hospitals: The Role of Hospital Objectives

Production and Operations Management, November 2015, vol. 24, n° 11, pp 1812–1832, (in coll. with D. A. ANDRITSOS)

Time series properties of the renewable energy diffusion process: Implications for energy policy design and assessment

Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, february, 3 2015, vol. 52, pp 1680-1692, (in coll. with S. BASHER, A. MASINI)

Managing Retention in Service Relationships

Management Science, February 2014, vol. 60, n° 2, pp 415-433, (in coll. with I. POPESCU)

Chapters in edited books

Going Green: The Pfizer Freiburg Energy Initiative

Sustainability In Supply Chain Management, P. A. Soyka, R. Palevich, S. M. Leon (Eds), FT Press

Proceedings

Performance-based contracts for energy efficiency projects

8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management , 2018 , Bandung , 2018 , March (L. DING, R. KAPUSCINSKI)

Time Value Of Different Information Dimensions In The Adoption Of Photovoltaic System

Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference Proceedings , 2014 , Doha , 1 (S. GOODARZI, A. MASINI)

Working papers

Case Studies

Scientific articles

Contracting for Technology Improvement: the Effect of Asymmetric Bargaining Power and Investment Uncertainty

European Journal of Operational Research, Septembre 2021, vol. 293, n° 2, pp 481-494, (in coll. with A. SHANTIA, A. MASINI)

Right Information at the Right Time: Reevaluating the Attitude–Behavior Gap in Environmental Technology Adoption

International Journal of Production Economics, December 2021, vol. 242, n° 108278, (in coll. with S. GOODARZI, A. MASINI, B. FAHIMNIA)

Technology-push, demand-pull and endogenous drivers of innovation in the renewable energy industry

Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 2021, vol. 23, pp 1563–1580, (in coll. with S. A. Basher, A. MASINI)

Input-price Risk Management: Technology Improvement and Financial Hedging

Production and Operations Management, August 2019, vol. 28, n° 8, pp 2044-2067, (in coll. with A. SHANTIA, H. GHODDUSI)

Chapters in edited books

Going Green: The Pfizer Freiburg Energy Initiative

Sustainability In Supply Chain Management, P. A. Soyka, R. Palevich, S. M. Leon (Eds), FT Press

Proceedings

Performance-based contracts for energy efficiency projects

8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management , 2018 , Bandung , 2018 , March (L. DING, R. KAPUSCINSKI)

Time Value Of Different Information Dimensions In The Adoption Of Photovoltaic System

Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference Proceedings , 2014 , Doha , 1 (S. GOODARZI, A. MASINI)

Working papers

Case Studies

Education

  • Ph.D. in Management, INSEAD - France
  • M.S. in Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology - Iran

Academic appointments

Academic Responsibilities at HEC

  • 2022- Professor HEC Paris
  • 2021- Department Head, Information Systems and Operations Management HEC Paris
  • 2016-2021 Associate Professor, Information Systems and Operations Management HEC Paris
  • 2016- Academic Director of Operations Module in the EMBA Program HEC Paris
  • 2011-2016 Assistant Professor HEC Paris
  • 2011- Member of GREGHEC, the joint research laboratory CNRS-HEC Paris HEC Paris

Scientific Activities

Editorial activities

  • Reviewer: Management Science, Operations Research, Production and Operations Management, Manufacturing and Operations Management, Naval Logistics Research, Energy Economics and Energy Policy

  • Awards & honors

    • 2021 2021 Pierre Vernimmen - BNP Paribas Teaching Award
    • 2015 Finalist in PSOR Best Paper Competition for "doing good with good OR" in public sector
    • 2014 First Place in the 2014 NextBillion Case Writing Competition for the case "African Solar Rise: Electrifying Rural Tanzania" (in coll. with A. Masini)
    • 2012 1 Million Dollars Grant for Doing Research on Energy Sustainability
    • 2011 Finalist in MSOM Best Student Paper Award
    • 2010 Winner of the INFORMS DAS Best Student Paper Award