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Kathleen McKone-Sweet

Professor

Faculty Liason to SF Blended Program,
Faculty Director of Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship
Academic Division: TOIM
781-239-4245

Bio

Kathleen McKone teaches operations management and supply chain management courses to both undergraduate and graduate students at Babson. She has also taught at the University of Minnesota M.B.A. and executive education programs. Prior to completing her graduate work in business, she worked for Pitney Bowes and Procter and Gamble. Professor McKone-Sweet's current research focuses on supply-chain management. The results from her research have been published in numerous academic books and journals, including the Journal of Operations Management, Production Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, and Supply Chain Management Review. She has also published numerous operations management cases and management education papers. She has a strong interest in teaching materials that consider social, environmental and economic value creation as well as hands-on simulations and exercises that engage students in the learning process. Her book The New Entrepreneurial Leader: Developing Leaders Who Shape Social and Economic Opportunity (2011), co-authored with Danna Greenberg, Jim Wilson and other Babson Faculty, details a new model for leadership development.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, University of Virginia
  • MBA, University of Virginia
  • M. Eng., Cornell University
  • BS, Cornell University

Academic Interests

Operations; Manufacturing Quality Management; Supply Chain Distribution Logistics Management

Awards & Honors

  • 2014 - BFRF Summer Stipend, Babson College
  • 2009 - BFRF Summer STipend, Babson College
  • 2006 - BFRF summer funding and course release
  • 2004 - Glavin center course release
  • 2002 - Babson College Board of Research course release grant
  • 2002 - Shawmut Design & Construction Term Chair
  • 2001 - Babson College Board of Research summer stipend , Babson College
  • 2001 - Finalist for DSI 2001 Innovation Education Award
  • 2001 - Reviewer Excellence Award , Journal of Operations Management
  • 2000 - Babson College SEE Fellow program
  • 1998 - Bush Faculty Development Program for Excellence and Diversity in Teaching
  • 1994 - Darden Faculty Award for Academic Excellence, The University of Virginia
  • 1990 - Cornell Dean’s List , Cornell University
  • 1990 - Dean's Certificate for Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Cornell University
  • 1990 - Silent Hoist & Crane Award (Best MEng. Project), Cornell University

Courses

Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • OPS 7200: BLI TECHNOLOGY AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
  • OPS 7200: SF TECHNOLOGY AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Lee, Y., Ryu, S., McKone-Sweet, K.E. (2013). The Role of Complementary Resources in the Development of E-Supply Chains and the Firm’s Performance: An Exploratory Analysis of Secondary Data. International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems, 4(2), 1-21. link
  • Greenberg, D., McKone-Sweet, K.E., Wilson, H.J. (2013). Entrepreneurial leaders: Creating opportunity in an unknowable world. Leader to Leader, 67(Winter 2013), 56-62. link
  • McKone-Sweet, K.E., Shah , R., Liu, G. (2009). Assessing the Performance Impact of Supply Chain Orientation in Net Enhanced Organizations. Operations Management Research, 2, 33-43.
  • McKone-Sweet, K.E., Lee, Y. (2009). Development and Analysis of a Supply Chain Strategy Taxonomy. Journal of Supply Chain Management, 45(3), 3-24.
  • McKone-Sweet, K.E., Cua , K., Schroeder, R.G. (2006). Improving Performance through an Integrated Manufacturing Program. Journal of Supply Chain Management, 13(3), 45-60.
  • McKone-Sweet, K.E., Linderman , K., Anderson, J. (2005). An Integrated Systems Approach to Process Control and Maintenance. European Journal of Operations Research, 164(2), 324.
  • McKone-Sweet, K.E., Hamilton , P., Willis, S. (2005). The Ailing Healthcare Supply Chain: A Prescription for Change. Journal of Supply Chain Management, 41(1), 4-17.
  • McKone-Sweet, K.E. (2004). Lessons from a Coffee Supply Chain. Supply Chain Management Review, 8(7), 52-59.
  • McKone-Sweet, K.E. (2003). Predictive Maintenance: Can we abandon traditional Maintenance Programs?. POMS Chronicle, 10(2)
  • McKone-Sweet, K.E., Bozewicz, J. (2003). The ISM Simulation: Teaching Integrated Management Concepts. Journal of Management Education, 27(4), 497-516.

Books

  • Greenberg, D., McKone-Sweet, K.E., Wilson, H.J. (2011). The New Entrepreneurial Leader: Developing Leaders Who Shape Social and Economic Opportunity. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Articles

  • McKone-Sweet, K.E. (2004, ) Offshoring/Outsourcing: Fragile - Handle with Care. Babson Insight

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • McKone-Sweet, K.E., Meara, J., Greenberg, S., Schlesinger, l. (2015). Resources for Health Program in Rwanda.
  • McKone-Sweet, K.E. (2015). Squad in Uganda: Surgical Quality Assurance Database (A) .
  • McKone-Sweet, K.E. (2015). CURE Hydrocephalus: Setting A Course for Sustainability.
  • McKone-Sweet, K.E. (2015). NSQIP-lite: Measuring Surgical Outcomes in Mozambique. 137-47. link
  • McKone-Sweet, K.E. (2015). Squad in Uganda: Surgical Quality Assurance Database (B),.

Book Chapters

  • McKone-Sweet, K.E. (2013). Giving Voice to Values in Operations Management. In Mary Gentile (Ed.), Educating for Values-Driven Leadership. New York, NY: Business Expert Press
  • McKone-Sweet, K.E. (2007). Offshoring/Outsourcing: Fragile - Handle with Care. In P.B. Bhaskaran (Ed.), KPO a Shifting Paradigm.: The Icfai University Press

Conference Proceedings

  • McKone-Sweet, K.E., Greenberg, D., Wilson, J. (2014). The Future of Supply Chain Management: Developing Entrepreneurial Leaders. Proceedings of 2014 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute,

Presentations

  • NSQIP-lite: Measuring Surgical Outcomes in Mozambique
    McKone-Sweet, K. NSQIP-lite: Measuring Surgical Outcomes in Mozambique Babson College Annual Summit for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship, Babson Park, MA (2015)
  • Assessment of Babson’s Approach to teaching Entrepreneurial Leadership
    McKone-Sweet, K. Assessment of Babson’s Approach to teaching Entrepreneurial Leadership 2014 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Tampa, FL (2014)
  • The Future of Supply Chain Management Education: Developing Entrepreneurial Leaders
    McKone-Sweet, K., Greenberg, D., Wilson, J. The Future of Supply Chain Management Education: Developing Entrepreneurial Leaders 2014 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Tampa, FL (2014)
  • Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Education: Highlighting Innovative cross--‐disciplinary educational approaches that Encourage entrepreneurial thinking
    McKone-Sweet, K., Iffert, A., Boni, A., McMahan, D. Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Education: Highlighting Innovative cross--‐disciplinary educational approaches that Encourage entrepreneurial thinking Deshpande Consortium for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Higher Education Second Annual Symposium, Lowell, MA (2013)
  • The new entrepreneurial leader and innovation in the domain of work-life
    Greenberg, D., McKone-Sweet, K., Wilson, H. The new entrepreneurial leader and innovation in the domain of work-life Work and Family Researchers Network Inaugural Conference, New York, NY (2012)
  • Uncovering your Entrepreneurial Leader
    McKone-Sweet, K., Greenberg, D. Uncovering your Entrepreneurial Leader Babson College Thought Leadership alumni series(2012)
  • The New Entrepreneurial Leader: Developing Leaders Who Shape Social and Economic Opportunity
    McKone-Sweet, K., Greenberg, D. The New Entrepreneurial Leader: Developing Leaders Who Shape Social and Economic Opportunity Teaching Entrepreneurial Thought & Action: An Educator Program for Greater China, Wellesley, MA (2012)
  • The New Entrepreneurial Leader: Developing Leaders Who Shape Social and Economic Opportunity
    Greenberg, D., Ansari, S., McKone-Sweet, K. The New Entrepreneurial Leader: Developing Leaders Who Shape Social and Economic Opportunity The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Dean’s Conference, New Orleans, LA (2012)
  • Babson's Engagement with PRME: Shaping the New Entrepreneurial Leader
    McKone-Sweet, K., Greenberg, D. Babson's Engagement with PRME: Shaping the New Entrepreneurial Leader Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX (2011)
  • Assessing the Use and Effect of Entrepreneurial Leadership
    McKone-Sweet, K. Assessing the Use and Effect of Entrepreneurial Leadership 2011 National Decisions Science Intitute Conference(2011)
  • Developing Entrepreneurship Who Shape Social and Economic Opportunity
    McKone-Sweet, K. Developing Entrepreneurship Who Shape Social and Economic Opportunity 2011 National Decisions Science Intitute Conference, Boston, MA (2011)
  • The New Entrepreneurial Leader
    McKone-Sweet, K. The New Entrepreneurial Leader 2011 National Decisions Science Intitute Conference(2011)
  • The New Entrepreneurial Leader
    McKone-Sweet, K., Greenberg, D. The New Entrepreneurial Leader Lewis Institute Catalyst for Change Conference, Babson College, Babson Park, MA (2011)
  • Curriculum Development: Giving Voice to Values
    McKone-Sweet, K. Curriculum Development: Giving Voice to Values 2011 Giving Voice to Values Conference(2011)
  • Taxonomy of Supply Chains
    McKone-Sweet, K. Taxonomy of Supply Chains 2006 National Decisions Science Institute Conference, Undisclosed (2006)
  • When does IT matter? A Resource-Based View
    McKone-Sweet, K. When does IT matter? A Resource-Based View 2006 POMS Annual Conference, Undisclosed (2006)
  • Assessing the Performance Impact of Supply Chain Orientation in Net Enhanced Organizations
    McKone-Sweet, K. Assessing the Performance Impact of Supply Chain Orientation in Net Enhanced Organizations 2005 POMS Annual Conference, Undisclosed (2005)
  • The Ailing Healthcare Supply Chain: A Prescription for Change
    McKone-Sweet, K. The Ailing Healthcare Supply Chain: A Prescription for Change 2003 National Decisions Science Institute Conference, Undisclosed (2003)
  • Contract Manufacturer’s Role in Designing the Supply Chain
    McKone-Sweet, K. Contract Manufacturer’s Role in Designing the Supply Chain 2002 Euroma/POMS Annual Conference, Undisclosed (2003)
  • A Contract Manufacturer’s Role in Designing the Supply Chain
    McKone-Sweet, K. A Contract Manufacturer’s Role in Designing the Supply Chain 2002 POMS Annual Conference, Undisclosed (2002)