Carlos Martin-Rios

Associate Professor at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)

Carlos Martin-Rios

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.

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Insights by Carlos Martin-Rios (14)

The (Green) Recovery Imperative: Hospitality Re-Set Or Bouncing Forward?

Whether hoteliers will do what they can to use the current crisis as an opportunity to be (better) prepared and (more) resilient when the next crisis hits - and the climate emergency for many destinations will be a question of survival - probably depends on their own values and purpose of doing business.

Award-Winning Sustainability And Wellness At The Maya Boutique Hotel

With the theme of Sustainability at the center of today's business agenda, hotels must take the current changes seriously. The Maya Boutique Hotel in Valais is a great example of this process in action.

Sustainable Gastronomy: An Opportunity For A Green Recovery

In celebration of the UN Sustainable Gastronomy Day on June 18th, EHL's Carlos-Martin Rios (Professor of Management & Sustainability) shares some practical guidelines on the meaning and implementation of recent initiatives in our food chain.

Unlocking Sustainable Strategic Renewal After COVID-19: Opportunities for Hospitality

Many nations, companies and individuals were still reeling from the negative effects of the financial crash that began in 2007, when COVID-19 struck affecting many economies, especially those related to the service industries.

Sustainable Business Model: What Every Business Leader Should Ask Themselves

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability have become increasingly important issues for a wide range of corporations. There is a growing awareness of the impact of business practices on the world environment, especially from the consumer side.
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