Sherwat Elwan Ibrahim

The American University of Cairo

Sherwat Elwan Ibrahim is Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at the American University in Cairo's (AUC) School of Business. She is Chapter Chair and founding member for PRME Chapter Africa, and was previously the Director of the MBA and EMBA programs AUC. Her previous roles included an appointment as Visiting Associate Professor at the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at Princeton University. She has published multiple research on Africa sustainable development, global value chains, and supply chain resilience. Sherwat teaches courses in Operations and Technology Management, including Supply Chain Management and Operations Strategy. She is a Partner & Senior consultant at Innovety, an innovation management consulting firm, and is an expert on SMEs' business growth and development. Sherwat serves on several advisory boards, including the executive board of Africa Academy of Management (AFAM) and the advisory board for the Center for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain–Africa (CARISCA).

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2019
Sherwat E. Ibrahim

Sustainability in the Globalization Era

The topics of globalization and sustainability are very much intertwined. Globalization plays an important role in the redistribution of resources, thereby bringing significant sustainability implications to the involved countries. Each topic on its own is complex to study, and when combined this ad...

2021
Joerg S. Hofstetter, Valentina De Marchi, Joseph Sarkis, Kannan Govindan, Robert Klassen, Aldo R. Ometto, Katharina S. Spraul, Nancy Bocken, Weslynne S. Ashton, Sanjay Sharma, Melanie Jaeger-Erben, Charlotte Jensen, Paul Dewick, Patrick Schröder, Noemi Sinkovics, Sherwat E. Ibrahim, Luke Fiske, Anthony Goerzen & Diego Vazquez-Brust

From Sustainable Global Value Chains to Circular Economy — Different Silos, Different Perspectives, but Many Opportunities to Build Bridges

A growing interest in the circular economy concept has pushed the discourse in various management-related disciplines beyond established boundaries, with calls to better address how such a model may be developed in a world of global value chains. Still, the conventional linear economy model continue...

2021
Sherwat E. Ibrahim, Miguel A. Centeno, Thayer S. Patterson, Peter W. Callahan

Resilience in Global Value Chains: A Systemic Risk Approach

Global value chains (GVCs) have increased efficiencies, accelerated production, reduced costs, and increased wealth and opportunities for workers, firms, nations, and the global economy as a whole. However, the benefits and efficiencies provided by these GVCs come at the cost of increasing risks. Th...

2022
Sherwat Ibrahim, Chunguang Bai, Joseph Sarkis

An Analytical Method for Investigating Multi-Tier Sustainable Supply Chains: Simplifying the Complex

The multi-tier sustainable supply chain relationship (MSSCR) is a socially important topic receiving greater attention in the supply chain research community. MSSCR research investigation is difficult. There is greater complexity associated with broader sets of organizations, practices, objectives, ...

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