Wissam El Hachem

Associate Professor

8. Sustainable Business and Organisations


Campus Lyon - Saint Paul
10 Place des archives 69002 Lyon


  • Member of Institute of Sustainable Business and Organizations, CONFLUENCE : Sciences and Humanities Research Unit - EA 1598 Lyon Catholic University

Further information

Research areas

Supply Chain Management Operations Management Sustainable Development Energy Transition Technology and Innovation Management

Teaching areas

Supply Chain Management Operations Management Systems Thinking Statistics Research Methodology Informatique de Gestion


I am an Industrial Engineer with a PhD in Operations Management and Decision Sciences. I work on topics spanning from supply chain management, operations management, energy transitions, economic planning to policy design. I do so from both the consultant’s and researcher’s point of views, with a strategic and system’s oriented thinking.
  • Chapters
    • Contributions to conference proceedings
      • EL HACHEM, Wissam, KHOURY, Joseph, HARIK, Ramy (2015). «Mental Model Moderation, Modification and Managing (5M) framework a system dynamics and Brunswikian Lens model approach to complex decision making». 2015 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM). Proceedings of the IEEE, 1-10. URL/DOI :  [+]
  • Articles
    • Articles in peer-reviewed journals
      • EL HACHEM, Wissam, DE GIOVANNI, Pietro (2019). «Accelerating the transition to alternative fuel vehicles through a Distributive Justice perspective». Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Elsevier, 75, 72-86. URL/DOI :  [+]
      • HARIK, Ramy, EL HACHEM, Wissam, MEDINI, Khaled, BERNARD, Alain (2015). «Towards a holistic sustainability index for measuring sustainability of manufacturing companies». International Journal of Production Research, 53, 13, 4117-4139. URL/DOI :  [+]
  • Forthcoming
    • EL HACHEM, Wissam (forthcoming). «Interactions between Manufacturers’ R&D Investment and Government Regulations: The Case of Transition to Alternative Fuel Vehicles». IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
  • Communications (conferences, seminars, study days)
    • EL HACHEM, Wissam, DE GIOVANNI, Pietro (2019). «Can Innovation in a segmented market ensure a triple bottom line solution in the context of transition to alternative fuel vehicles?», Association of European Operational Research Society. 30th European Conference on Operational Research, 23-26 juin, July 2019, Dublin, Ireland.
    • EL HACHEM, Wissam, DE GIOVANNI, Pietro (2018). «Transition to Alternative Fuel Vehicles, A Distributive Justice Perspective». Winter Simulation Conference, 9-12 décembre, December 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    • EL HACHEM, Wissam, DE GIOVANNI, Pietro (2018). «Transition to Alternative Fuel Vehicles, A Distributive Justice Perspective». 36th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, 6-10 août, August 2018, Reykjavik, Iceland.
    • EL HACHEM, Wissam, HARIK, Ramy, KHOURY, Joseph (2016). «Error Generation, Inventory Record Inaccuracy (IRI) and Effects on Performance». IFIP International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management, 11-13 juillet, July 2016, Columbia, Caroline du Sud, United States of America.
  • Expertises, evaluations & consulting
    • Since 2020, Subject Matter Expert, Freelance
  • Academic background
    • 2019 PhD, Three essays on transition to alternative fuel vehicles through distributive justice, ESSEC Business school, France
    • 2015 Master, Business administration, Management Science, University of Bergen, Norway
    • 2013 Engineering degree, Engineering, Other, Lebanese American University (LAU), Lebanon
  • Teachings
    • Since 2019 External Lecturer, ESSEC Business school, France
  • Languages
    • English - Able to teach
    • French - Able to teach