Sihem Ben Mahmoud-Jouini got her Ph.D. in Management Science in 1998 at Ecole Polytechnique and the University Paris Dauphine (France) on Project Management and Innovative Offering Strategies. She was visiting at Stern Business School (NYU) and is a Fullbright Fellowship. She won and was nominated for several awards (Prix Vinci de l'Innovation, Stephan Shrader Award at AOM-TIM division, Prix Académique du Syntec).
Her research is in Organizational Design for innovation and creativity, Strategic Management of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Design Management. She is interested in the management of the exploration phase in the fuzzy front end of development projects, the management of creativity, the knowledge acquisition and transformation by entrepreneurs within the venture creation process, the role of design in the new product development process, the management of design agencies and the management of innovation in family business.
She published several papers in Creativity Innovation Management, Finance Controle Stratégie, International Journal of Project management, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Management International, Revue Française de Gestion, etc and participated as an author or an editor in several books (Innovation based competition and design systems dynamics and Projects as Business Constituents and Guiding Motives among others).
She participates regularly at AOM (TIM, OM and Entrepreneuriship division), BCERC, EGOS, EURAM, IPDMC, IRNOP and SMS conferences.
She was selected several times in the Best paper Proceedings of the AOM.
She teaches Innovation Management, New Product Development and Project management in undergraduate, graduate and executive programs.