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Sihem JOUINI

Associate Professor

Information Systems and Operations Management

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Biography

Sihem BenMahmoud-Jouini is an associate professor of innovation in the ISOM department (Information Systems and Operations Management) and researcher at GREGHEC since January 2006. She teaches project management, new product development processes and management of innovation in Executive Education, Exec MBA, MBA and Masters. She is scientific director of the MS X-HEC Entrepreneurs, of the Project Innovation Design (PIC) major and of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation major (Executive MBA).

Her research focuses on the management of breakthrough innovations, the organization of exploration and the development processes of new products. It deals with how to develop breakthrough innovations which renew the activity of the firm ? How to learn from exploration projects and how to organize them?

She is also interested in the role of design in innovating and transforming organizations.

She has published several research articles (Journal of Product Innovation Management, Creativity Innovation Management, International Journal of Project management, Finance Contrôle Stratégie, Industrial Marketing Management, International Journal of Technology Management, Management International, International Journal of Innovation Management, Research Technology Management , Revue Française de Gestion, etc.) and has contributed to several books (Doing research in project management, Innovation based competition and design systems dynamics, From idea to market, Great authors in innovation management, etc. ). She has also edited several books (Management of Innovation and Globalization, Management of disruptive innovations, Networks: strategic and organizational dimensions, Co-design and interaction knowledge, etc.).

She regularly participates in the following conferences: AIMS, International Association of Strategic Management; AoM, Academy Of Management; BCERC, Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference; EGOS, European Group of Organizational Studies; EURAM, European Academy of Management; IPDMC, International Product Development Conference; IRNOP, International Research Network on Organizing by Projects, etc).

Sihem BenMahmoud-Jouini graduated from Ecole Centrale Lille as an engineer. After experience in a design office, she opted for an academic career. She obtained a DEA in Scientific Methods of Management and a doctorate from the University of Paris 9 Dauphine. She carried out her research at the Management Research Center of the Ecole Polytechnique (CRG) where she is still an associate researcher. She was a lecturer at the University of Paris 11 where she supervised the master's degree in Management Sciences. She has been visiting Stern Business School (NYU) and Babson College.

She held the Innovation and Globalization Chair (Orange) and the Innovation Management in Aeronautics Chair (Safran).

She intervened, as part of her research at the Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, Vinci, Incuballiance, Ministry of Equipment, Thales, Valeo, Air Liquide, Essilor, Danone, Orange, etc.

Scientific articles

Un réservoir de ressources illimitées pour construire le monde d’après

Le journal de l'école de Paris du management, January-February 2023, vol. 159, n° 1, pp 37-44, (in coll. with T. PARIS, M.-L. Rigal, A. BUSSON, D. Centlivre, M. Berry)

Building design as a dynamic capability: A model for design integration

Journal of Product Innovation Management, September 2023, vol. 40, n° 5, pp 733-758, (in coll. with J. Sahakian)

Practicing secrecy in open innovation – The case of a military firm

Research Policy, January 2023, vol. 52, n° 1, pp 104626, (in coll. with J. Langlois, R. Servajean-Hilst)

Integration of an exploration program with its parent organization: A lifecycle perspective

International Journal of Project Management, July 2022, vol. 40, n° 5, pp 587-597, (in coll. with F. Charue-Duboc)

When cultures collide: What can we learn from frictions in the implementation of design thinking?

Journal of Product Innovation Management, January 2022, vol. 39, n° 1, pp 44-65, (in coll. with L. Carlgren)

Imprinting of founders' entrepreneurial motivations on enterprises' practices and processes: The context of creative industries

Creativity and Innovation Management, March 2021, vol. 30, n° 1, pp 182-197, (in coll. with C. Abecassis-Moedas, D. Manceau, J. Pereira)

Vertical innovation partnerships and relational performance: The mediating role of trust, interdependence, and familiarity

Industrial Marketing Management, August 2021, vol. 97, pp 84-96, (in coll. with R. Servajean-Hilst, C. Donada)

Espace et événement collaboratifs d’innovation, deux dispositifs complémentaires pour l’ambidextrie.Synergies entre Innovation Lab et Innovation Challenge

Finance Contrôle Stratégie, 2020, n° NS-9, pp 1-24, (in coll. with J. Leveque, J. Fabbri)

Communautés, paysages de pratique et identité professionnelle des managers hybrides

Revue Française de Gestion, 2020, vol. 2, n° 287, pp 121-143, (in coll. with A. Haas, B. Lehiany, R. SERVAJEAN-HILST)

Unpacking the notion of prototype archetypes in the early phase of an innovation process

Creativity and Innovation Management, March 2020, vol. 29, n° 1, pp 49-71, (in coll. with C. MIDLER)

Books

Transform with Design: Creating New Innovation Capabilities with Design Thinking

University of Toronto Press (in coll. with J. SCHWEITZER, S. FIXSON)

Management de l'Innovation et Globalisation : Enjeux et pratiques contemporains

Dunod (in coll. with F. CHARUE-DUBOC, C. MIDLER)

Les Réseaux : Dimensions Organisationnelles et Stratégiques (Ed. en coll. avec C. Voisin, S. Edouard)

Editions Economica

Co-conception et savoirs d'interaction

Plan Urbanisme Construction Architecture (PUCA)

L'ingénierie concourante dans le bâtiment

Editions du Plan Construction et Architecture (in coll. with C. Midler)

Chapters in edited books

Clayton M. Christensen, Les innovations de rupture : défis et principes de management

Les Grands Auteurs En Management De L'Innovation Et De La Créativité, T. Burger-Helmchen, C. Hussler, P. Cohendet, EMS Editions, 77-94

Innovation projects in a global world: bridging global innovation management and project management

Handbook On Innovation And Project Management, A. Davies, S. Lenfle, C. H. Loch, C. Midler, Edward Elgar Publishing, 1, 149-166

The contribution of design thinking to complex project organizing

Research Handbook On Complex Project Organizing, Graham M. Winch, Maude Brunet, Dongping Cao, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2, 158-171

Le management des mégaprojets : les leçons de l’expérience

Le Grand Paris Express - Les Enjeux Économiques Et Urbains, J-C. PRAGER, Editions Economica, 387-419

Les modèles économiques des espaces collaboratifs d’innovation

Innovation Et Participation, Approches Critiques, B. Laurent, M. Baker, V. Beaudouin et N. Raulet-Croset, Transvalor - Presses des Mines, 2, 109-130

Clayton Christensen : les innovations de rupture, défis et principes de management

Les Grands Auteurs En Management De L'Innovation Et De La Créativité, T. Burger-Helmchen, C. Hussler, P. Cohendet, EMS Management et Sociétés

Towards a Comprehensive Model of Sustainable Family Firm Performance

Handbbook Of Research On Family Business (2Nd Ed.), K. Smyrnios, P. Poutziouris, S. Goel eds., Edward Elgar Publishing

Processus entrepreneurial et processus d'apprentissage : Comment les start-up apprennent-elles ?

Innovation Et Création D'Entreprise - De L'Idée À L'Organisation, A. Bloch, S. Morin-Delerm (eds), ESKA, 47-65

Conjuguer management des projets et management des connaissances

Capital Immatériel : Connaissance Et Performance, A. Bounfour (Ed.), Editions L'Harmattan

Pratiques de projet en conception : L'interaction entre la conception du produit et du process

Maîtres D'Ouvrage, Maître D'Oeuvre Et Entreprises. De Nouveaux Enjeux Pour Les Pratiques De Projet, J. J. Terrin (Ed.), Eyrolles

Proceedings

Design as a Dynamic Capability : A Capability Building Framework

2021 Academy of Management Annual Conference , 2021 , 2021 , 1 (J. SAHAKIAN)

The Deployment of Reverse Innovations: Adaptations from Emerging to Advanced Markets

"I did it my way", the adoption of design thinking by a technology driven firm

2018 R&D management conference, 2nd - 4th July , 2018 , Milan (S. FIXSON)

«Créez le prochain UBER et soyez rentable d’ici la fin de l’année » : Les laboratoires d’innovation face aux contradictions entre mandat et gouvernance

27ème conférence de l'AIMS, 6-8 juin , 2018 , Montpellier (C. GIBERT)

Working papers

Secrecy in Open Innovation and Open Innovation in Secrecy

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2020

Staffing a blending call center with uncertain arrival rates

Mimeo , 2009

Scientific articles

Building design as a dynamic capability: A model for design integration

Journal of Product Innovation Management, September 2023, vol. 40, n° 5, pp 733-758, (in coll. with J. Sahakian)

Practicing secrecy in open innovation – The case of a military firm

Research Policy, January 2023, vol. 52, n° 1, pp 104626, (in coll. with J. Langlois, R. Servajean-Hilst)

Un réservoir de ressources illimitées pour construire le monde d’après

Le journal de l'école de Paris du management, January-February 2023, vol. 159, n° 1, pp 37-44, (in coll. with T. PARIS, M.-L. Rigal, A. BUSSON, D. Centlivre, M. Berry)

Integration of an exploration program with its parent organization: A lifecycle perspective

International Journal of Project Management, July 2022, vol. 40, n° 5, pp 587-597, (in coll. with F. Charue-Duboc)

Books

Transform with Design: Creating New Innovation Capabilities with Design Thinking

University of Toronto Press (in coll. with J. SCHWEITZER, S. FIXSON)

Management de l'Innovation et Globalisation : Enjeux et pratiques contemporains

Dunod (in coll. with F. CHARUE-DUBOC, C. MIDLER)

Les Réseaux : Dimensions Organisationnelles et Stratégiques (Ed. en coll. avec C. Voisin, S. Edouard)

Editions Economica

Co-conception et savoirs d'interaction

Plan Urbanisme Construction Architecture (PUCA)

Chapters in edited books

Clayton M. Christensen, Les innovations de rupture : défis et principes de management

Les Grands Auteurs En Management De L'Innovation Et De La Créativité, T. Burger-Helmchen, C. Hussler, P. Cohendet, EMS Editions, 77-94

Innovation projects in a global world: bridging global innovation management and project management

Handbook On Innovation And Project Management, A. Davies, S. Lenfle, C. H. Loch, C. Midler, Edward Elgar Publishing, 1, 149-166

The contribution of design thinking to complex project organizing

Research Handbook On Complex Project Organizing, Graham M. Winch, Maude Brunet, Dongping Cao, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2, 158-171

Le management des mégaprojets : les leçons de l’expérience

Le Grand Paris Express - Les Enjeux Économiques Et Urbains, J-C. PRAGER, Editions Economica, 387-419

Proceedings

Design as a Dynamic Capability : A Capability Building Framework

2021 Academy of Management Annual Conference , 2021 , 2021 , 1 (J. SAHAKIAN)

The Deployment of Reverse Innovations: Adaptations from Emerging to Advanced Markets

"I did it my way", the adoption of design thinking by a technology driven firm

2018 R&D management conference, 2nd - 4th July , 2018 , Milan (S. FIXSON)

«Créez le prochain UBER et soyez rentable d’ici la fin de l’année » : Les laboratoires d’innovation face aux contradictions entre mandat et gouvernance

27ème conférence de l'AIMS, 6-8 juin , 2018 , Montpellier (C. GIBERT)

Working papers

Secrecy in Open Innovation and Open Innovation in Secrecy

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2020

Staffing a blending call center with uncertain arrival rates

Mimeo , 2009

Education

  • Doctorat en Sciences de Gestion (Ph.D. in Management), Université Paris Dauphine - France
  • Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies Methodes scientifiques de gestion , Université Paris Dauphine - France
  • Ingenieur, Ecole Centrale de Lille - France
  • Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies "Systemes de gestion", Université Lille 2 Droit et Santé - France

Academic appointments

Academic Responsibilities at HEC

  • 2021- Academic Director of X-HEC Entrepreneur Program HEC Paris
  • 2012-2018 « Management de l'Innovation et Globalisation » (France Télécom-Orange) Professor HEC Paris
  • 2012-2016 Responsable the chaire/certificate "SAFRAN Innovation Management in Aeronautics" HEC Paris
  • 2011- Responsable of the major "Innovation & Entrepreneurship at l'Exec-MBA" HEC Paris
  • 2006- Member of GREGHEC (CNRS) HEC Paris
  • 2006- Associate Professor HEC Paris
  • Directeur Scientifique du Mastère Spécialisé Management de Grands Projets (MGP) HEC Paris
  • Responsable da la majeure projet innovation conception (PIC) HEC Paris

External Academic Responsibilities

  • 2002-2005 Assistant Professor, Economics and Management Faculté Jean Monnet, Université Paris Sud
  • 1999-2005 Lecturer, Economics and Management Faculté Jean Monnet, Université Paris Sud

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Member of Academy of Management (Divisions Technology Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Operations Management)
  • Member of EGOS (European Group of Organizational Studies)
  • Member of EIASM (European Institute for advanced studies in management) organizer of EURAM (European academy of Management) and IPDMC (International Product Development Management Conference)
  • Member of AIMS (Association Internationale de Management Strategique)
  • Member of IRNOP (International Research Network on Organizing by Projects)
  • Representation de HEC au CRCI (Centre de Reflexion sur la Conception et l'Innovation) cree par Roland Berger et Dassault Systemes.
  • Member, Strategic Management Society (SMS)
  • Memberof association EURAM
  • member of the association ATLAS

Editorial activities

  • June 2015- Guest editor, Management International Vol. 19 Issue 4
  • Reviewer, Construction Management and Economics Review, Decision Marketing, Gerer Comprendre, M@n@gement, Organization Sciences, International Journal of Product Developement, Journal of Business Research, European Management Journal
  • Member of the selection committee, reviewer at the conferences of EURAM, IRNOP, AIMS, AOM (TIM Division)
  • Reviewer, Journees Georges Doriot

  • Conference organisation

  • 2022-2022 Webinar "When design thinking clashes with the existing business culture" with Lisa Carlsgren, Senior Researcher at Rise Research Institutes of Sweden, & Sihem Jouini, Professor of Innovation Management at HEC Paris
  • 2010- (PDW) Design-Bases Innovation: Domains of Application at the Annual Conference of the Academy of Management, Montréal, Canada.
  • 2009- (PDW) Design-Driven Innovation, Academy of Management, Chicago, USA
  • 2008- Professional Development Workshop (PDW), Celine Abecassis-Moedas (Catholic University of Portugal) et Stefan Meisiek (New University of Lisbon) «Design Management: Definition of a field Academy of Management
  • 2005- Performance and Organizational Learning, Faculté Jean Monnet, Paris Sud University
  • 2004- Atelier l 'ANRT, Maison de la Chimie, Paris, l'Institut Pasteur, Leti-Minatec, Valeo et Rhodia, Products and Knowledge development coupling: toward a new model for the RSD
  • 2002- Faculté Jean Monnet-Université Paris Sud - "Network organizational and strategic dimensions"
  • Membre du comité d'organisation du séminaire "Management de l'Innovation - théories et pratiques" (Ecole Polytechnique, HEC Paris, Mines ParisTech, Sciences Po Grenoble)
  • Awards & honors

    • 2020 Best Paper Award of Research-Technology Management Journal, for her 2019 published article co-authored with Didier Boulet, Chief Design Officer of Thales, and Sebastian Fixson, Professor at Babson College, "Making Design Thinking Work Adapting an Innovation Approach to Fit a Large Technology-Driven Firm"
    • 2008 Prix de la Fondation HEC pour l'article "Favoriser l'innovation radicale dans une entreprise multidivisionnelle. Extension du modele ambidextre a partir de l'analyse d'un cas", Finance - Controle - Strategie, vol. 10, n 3, septembre 2007
    • 2007 Best Paper Award Finalist, AOM, TIM Division
    • 2001 Prix Vinci de l'Innovation "Knowledge sharing"
    • 1999 Fullbright Fellowship