Associate Professor at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)
With 20 years of research experience in innovation management, sustainability and organization theory, Dr. Carlos Martin-Rios (PhD Rutgers University) is Associate Professor of Management at the École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland. Dr. Martin-Rios holds Master’s degrees in Management, Strategic Human Resource Management, and Statistics and a Ph.D. in Management and Labor Relations from the Rutgers University (USA). Before coming to EHL, he held appointments at Rutgers University, University Carlos III of Madrid (Spain), University of Maine (USA), and academic visiting position at the Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia). Pr. Martin-Rios’ research aims to understand and predict the factors that determine innovation in services (including innovation strategy and innovation systems), as well as sustainable innovation (sustainable strategies, business models and practices, including applications like sustainable food waste management). He has authored over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 25 articles in professional journals, 60 conference proceedings, 3 book chapter publications, and over 20 invited talks, lectures and conference chairs. He has worked and lived in the United States, Latin America, and Europe and has been active in both institutional and private entrepreneurial activities, and has acted as advisor to various companies and research centers on sustainable innovation management programs.