Featured Scholar: Amrou Awaysheh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management
Kelley School of Business, IUPUI
Research Video: https://youtu.be/da85a06bl7Q
Integrating Sustainability Into Your Life
Professor Amrou Awaysheh has managed and participated in over 65 global corporate social responsibility initiatives with various Fortune 500 companies. These projects help companies achieve their net zero targets as they work towards being regenerative companies. These projects specifically addressed how companies integrate environmental sustainability within their operations and supply chains, by eliminating waste to landfills, decreasing energy consumption and carbon emissions, reducing water extraction, and improving stakeholder livelihoods. The cumulative impact of these projects resulted in savings of over $2.1 billion and revenue increases of over $1.3 billion. In addition to these financial impacts, these projects had a positive impact on the environment. To date, the combined impact that these projects have is that they prevented over 29.7 million tons of CO2 emissions, diverted over 5.6 million tons of waste and plastics from landfills, prevented the extraction of 110 billion gallons of water, and reduced over 135 trillion BTU’s (British Thermal Units) of energy.
Professor Awaysheh's translation of research into environmental business sustainability solutions is another excellent example of how IUPUI's faculty members are TRANSLATING their RESEARCH INTO PRACTICE.
Selected Publications in IUPUI ScholarWorks
With several research works contributed to IUPUI's free, open access repository, Professor Amrou Awaysheh has made translational research knowledge available to professionals, researchers, students, and communities around the world.
Awaysheh, A., Heron, R. A., Perry, T., & Wilson, J. I. (2020). On the relation between corporate social responsibility and financial performance. Strategic Management Journal, 41(6), 965–987. https://hdl.handle.net/1805/27648
Shafiq, A., Johnson, P. F., & Awaysheh, A. (2019). Emerging economy sourcing: Implications of supplier social practices for firm performance. International Journal of Production Economics, 218, 148–158. https://hdl.handle.net/1805/21625
Luffarelli, J., & Awaysheh, A. (2018). The Impact of Indirect Corporate Social Performance Signals on Firm Value: Evidence from an Event Study. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 25(3), 295–310. https://hdl.handle.net/1805/17784
Melnyk, S. A., Flynn, B. B., & Awaysheh, A. (2018). The best of times and the worst of times: empirical operations and supply chain management research. International Journal of Production Research, 56(1–2), 164–192. https://hdl.handle.net/1805/17661
Shafiq, A., Johnson, P. F., Klassen, R. D., & Awaysheh, A. (2017). Exploring the implications of supply risk on sustainability performance. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 37(10), 1386–1407. https://hdl.handle.net/1805/16106
Awaysheh, A., & Bonfiglio, D. (2017). Leveraging experiential learning to incorporate social entrepreneurship in MBA programs: A case study. The International Journal of Management Education, 15(2), 332-349. https://hdl.handle.net/1805/15045
Shafiq, A. , Klassen, R. D., Johnson, P. F. and Awaysheh, A. (2014), Socially responsible practices: an exploratory study on scale development using stakeholder theory. Decision Sciences, 45: 683-716. https://hdl.handle.net/1805/17966
Johnson, P.F. Shafiq, A, Awaysheh, A., Leenders, M.R. (2014) “Supply organizations in North America: a twenty-four year perspective on roles and responsibilities 1987-2011.” Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 20 (2), 130-141. https://hdl.handle.net/1805/17967
Amrou Awaysheh, Robert D. Klassen, (2010) "The impact of supply chain structure on the use of supplier socially responsible practices", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 30 Issue: 12, pp.1246-1268. https://hdl.handle.net/1805/17970
Johnson, P.F., Klassen R.D., Leenders, M.R., and Awaysheh, A, (2007) “Utilizing E-Business Technologies in Supply Chains: The Impact of Firm Characteristics and Teams.” Journal of Operations Management, 25 (6), 1255-1274. https://hdl.handle.net/1805/17969
P. Fraser Johnson, Robert D. Klassen, Michiel R. Leenders, Amrou Awaysheh, (2007) "Selection of planned supply initiatives: the role of senior management expertise", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 27 Issue: 12, pp.1280-1302. https://hdl.handle.net/1805/17968