Dr. Charbel Chiappetta Jabbour
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Entrepreneurship & Strategy Management
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I have been an Associate Professor of Sustainable Management & Operations at Montpellier Business School. Over my career, I have passionately dedicated my professional efforts towards teaching and researching the nexus of the technical and human factors of organisational strategic sustainable management. After 10 years of a successful academic career in Brazil, I have been working as a Lecturer in Strategic Sustainable Business for the University of Stirling Management School, Scotland, United Kingdom, ranked TOP 25 in the UK (REF) and 3rd for graduate employability in the UK (HESA, 2016). I believe that the transition towards truly sustainable organisations requires mobilising both “human” and “technical” capabilities of firms. As a corollary of this, I was at the forefront of introducing subjects such as “green and sustainable human resources” and “green and sustainable operations and supply chains” to the Latin American context. By being able to juxtapose both the “technical” and the “human” spheres of strategic sustainable management I was a part of pioneering research projects in Brazil in subjects such as “sustainable operations” and “green supply chains”, fully-funded by bodies such as FAPESP-The Sao Paulo State Research Foundation and CNPq “Science Without Borders”. My contributions to this field have allowed me to publish joint-articles with outstanding authors in sustainable operations, including J. Sarkis (USA), A. Gunasekaran (USA), K. Govindan (Denmark), among others. Complementary to this, and as a consequence of having written one of the first articles on sustainable human resources (IJHRM, 2008, ABS3*), I was invited by the former president of the Academy of Management (AOM, USA), Professor Susan Jackson to organise the first global special issue on “green HRM”, along with D. Renwick (UK) and M. Müller-Camen (Austria). Since this collaborative work, I have been fortunate to be part of an ongoing global research project on green HRM in Brazil, India, China, Austria, Germany and the UK, led by Professor Jackson. My passion for research has been shown in more than 160 published/accepted academic articles, the majority of them indexed either to the Scopus or to the ISI-Web of Science. A dozen of those articles refer to either 3* or 4*ABS-listed journals , including publications listed in the “Financial Times ranking of TOP 50 journals”. While in Brazil, I had the opportunity of becoming one of the youngest academics to hold an Associate Professorship at the USP-University of Sao Paulo (a Times Higher Education-ranked university). After moving to UNESP-Sao Paulo State University, I led the design, submission and accreditation of a new PhD programme fully-recognised by the Brazilian Government. I became the Director of the PhD and the MSc Programmes at UNESP, which have dozens of students enrolled. I led a research group recognised by the Brazilian Council for Scientific Research (CNPq), in the field of sustainability, which has been responsible for inspiring the next generation of researchers in sustainability. I successfully concluded more than 10 fully-funded research projects, the supervision of 3 PhDs in Management as the first supervisor and the supervision of dozens of MScs Dissertations and Post-Doctoral projects. According to ResearchGate, I am among the top 5% researchers globally registered in the database. I have two articles that have been considered among the “Top 1% highly cited articles” by Thomson Reuters. As per Scholar Google, I have at least 2 new citations per day on average. I have been fortunate in being able to use my research projects in order to inspire the next generation of managers through the design of new programmes and innovative lectures on sustainable management. Regarding sustainability in Higher Education, I have worked with Professor W. Leal (Germany), an awarded authority in this area. I have served as the Editor of the “Latin American Journal of Management for Sustainable Development” (Inderscience), Deputy-Editor of the “Brazilian Journal of Science and Technology” (Springer), Area Editor (Emerging Economies) of the “Sustainable Production and Consumption” (Elsevier), and Associate Editor of “Gestao & Producao”, a well-recognised Brazilian journal. In 2016 I moved from Brazil to Scotland, in order to assist the implementation of a new research centre within the University of Stirling. The “Centre for Sustainable Practice and Living” is a joint-partnership between the University of Stirling Management School and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. The Centre has been achieving remarkable levels of success and transformational impact. For example, with my support it was offered the first “Sustainability Leadership Executive Development Programme”, through a triadic partnership with the University of Cambridge, the University of Stirling, and SEPA. I was responsible for the co-design and direction of the MSc Strategic Sustainable Business. Since its opening in 2016, the Centre for Sustainable Practice and Living has created substantial transformational impact, and has inspired research-led public policy in sustainability, as per the Motion of Recognition by the Scottish Parliament and a special mention by the Herald Newspaper.
Selected Intellectual Contributions
Lopes de Sousa Jabbour A. B., Pais Seles B., Chiappetta Jabbour C., Roubaud D. & Latan H. 2019. Do environmental practices improve business performance even in an economic crisis? Extending the win-win perspective. Ecological Economics, 163: 189-204.
Jackson E.S., Jiang Y., Shim H., Budhwar P., Renwick D.W.S., Chiappetta Jabbour C.J., Lopes de Sousa Jabbour A.B., Tang G., Muller-Camen M., Wagner M. & Kim A. 2019. Collectivism and the social dynamics of discretionary environmental behavior at work. European Academy of Management (EURAM), June 26-28, Lisbon, Portugal.
Jabbour Lopes de Sousa A.B., Frascareli F.C.O., Chiappetta Jabbour C.J. & Gonzalez E.S. Forthcoming. Are food supply chains taking advantage of circular economy business models? A research agenda on tackling food waste based on Industry 4.0 technologies. Production Planning & Control.
Subramanian N., Roscoe S. & Chiappetta Jabbour. Forthcoming. Green human resource management and the enablers of green organisational culture: enhancing a firm’s environmental performance for sustainable development. Business Strategy and The Environment.
Pham N.T., Tučková Z. & Chiappetta Jabbour C.J. 2019. Greening the hospitality industry: how do green human resource management practices influence organizational citizenship behavior in hotels? A mixed-methods study. Tourism Management, 72: 386-399.
Fiorini P.C., Chiappetta-Jabbour C.J., Lopes-de-Sousa-Jabbour A.B., Stefanelli N., Fernando Y. Forthcoming. Interplay between information systems and environmental management in ISO 14001-certified companies: implications for future research on big data. Management Decision.
Moraes S., Chiappetta Jabbour C.J., Battistelle R., Rodrigues J., Renwick D., Foropon C. & Roubaud D. Forthcoming. When knowledge management matters: interplay between green human resources and eco-efficiency in the financial service industry. Journal of Knowledge Management.
Chiappetta Jabbour C.J., Lopes de Sousa Jabbour A.B. & Sarkis J. Forthcoming. Unlocking effective multi-tier supply chain management for sustainability through quantitative modelling: lessons learned and discoveries to be made. International Journal of Production Economics.
2017: Responsible Business (Sustainable Management). Undergraduate, University of Stirling, UK.
2011-2016: Fundamentals of Business Management. Undergraduate, UNESP-Sao Paulo State University, Brazil.
2011-2016: Research Methodology and Scientific Articles. MSc/PhD Programme, UNESP-Sao Paulo State University, Brazil.
2008-2010: Fundamentals of Business Management. Undergraduate, USP-University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2008-2010: Evolution of Environmental Management in Companies. MSc/PhD Programme, USP-University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.