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Dr. Sara Hajmohammad is an Associate Professor of Operations and Project Management at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. Prior to joining Telfer in July 2019, Sara was a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba. She holds a PhD in Business Administration from the Ivey Business School at Western University and has more than eight years of professional work experience, as an engineer and a quality manager, in oil, gas, and petrochemical industries.
Sara’s primary research interest involves various aspects of sustainable supply chain management, including the firms’ practices and strategies pertaining to environmental and social issues, the internal and external factors that prompt those practices and strategies, as well as their associated financial, environmental, and social outcomes. Within this domain, she actively conducts research in two interconnected streams: (i) intra-firm practices from an operations perspective, and (ii) inter-firm strategies from a risk perspective. Taking a broader stance in these two research streams, Sara has recently embarked on a new research agenda to investigate the supply chain capabilities that enhance their resilience to the increasing number of extreme weather events due to climate change.
In addition to her passion for sustainability and her focus on supply chains, Sara is also interested to apply the operations management lens to the broadly neglected context of non-profit sector, including arts organizations and charities.
From a methodological standpoint, she undertakes theory-based empirical research projects using surveys, experiments, and secondary data.
Sara’s research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Industrial Marketing Management, and Journal of Cleaner Production. Her work has also been honored with prestigious awards and has been presented broadly at national and international conferences.
Publications during the last 7 years
Papers in Refereed Journals
- Hajmohammad, S., Shevchenko, A. and Vachon, S. 2021. Addressing supplier sustainability misconducts: Response strategies to nonmarket stakeholder contentions. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 41(8): 1272-1301.
- Taylor, K., Hajmohammad, S. and Vachon, S. 2021. Activist engagement and industry-level change: Adoption of new practices by observing firms. Industrial Marketing Management, 92(1): 295-306.
- Hajmohammad, S. and Shevchenko, A. 2020. Mitigating sustainability risk in supplier populations: An agent-based simulation study. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 40(7/8): 897-920.
- Klassen, R.D. and Hajmohammad, S. 2017. Multiple temporal perspectives extend sustainable competitiveness. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 37(11): 1600-1624.
- Hajmohammad, S. and Vachon, S. 2016. Mitigation, avoidance, or acceptance? Managing supplier sustainability risk. Journal of Supply Chain Management, 52(2): 48-65.
- Vachon, S. and Hajmohammad, S. 2016. Supply chain uncertainty and environmental management. Asian Journal of Sustainability and Social Responsibility, 1(1): 77-89.
Funded Research during the last 7 years
|2021-2025||SSHRC||Insight Grants “Enhancing supply chain resilience to extreme weather events”||R||C||PI||$ 206,647|
|2021||Telfer School of Management||Pedagogical Innovation Fund||P||I||PI||$ 1,650|
|2020-2023||SSHRC||Insight Development Grants “Operations of high-performing charities: A mixed-method research project”||R||C||Co-I||$ 59,376|
|2019-2024||Telfer School of Management||Research Allocation (Start-up Fund) “Supplier sustainability risk management”||R||I||PI||$ 30,000|
|2019-2020||University of Manitoba||UM/SSHRC Explore Grant “Innovation capabilities in performing arts organizations”||R||I||PI||$ 6,750|
|2017-2018||Concordia University||CN Centre for Studies in Sustainable Supply Chain Management “Managing sustainability risks in multi-tier supply chains: An agent-based simulation study”||R||O||Co-I||$ 5,200|
|2016-2021||SSHRC||Insight Development Grants “Supplier sustainability risk, nonmarket stakeholder claims, and managerial strategic reaction”||R||C||PI||$ 52,000|
|2015-2018||Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba||Research Allocation (Start-up Fund) “Sustainable supply chain management”||R||I||PI||$ 75,000|
|2011||Ivey Business School, Western University||Plan for Excellence Doctoral Fellowship||P||O||PI||$ 100,000|
|2010||HEC Montreal||“Bourse VIP” for Academic Excellence||P||O||PI||$ 2,000|
|2009||HEC Montreal||Admission, Tuition Exemption, and Phase II Completion Scholarships||P||O||PI||$ 48,000|
C: Contract (R and D) | E: Equipment Grant | R: Research Grant | S: Support Award | P: Pedagogical Grant | O: Other, U: Unknown
C: Granting Councils | G: Government | F: Foundations | I: UO Internal Funding | O: Other | U: Unknown
PI = Principal Investigator | Co-I = Co-Investigator | Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator