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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How Online Consumer Reviews Impact The Future Of Sustainable Practice

All business must embrace sustainability, especially at a time when customers are more enlightened and informed about their purchase choices. Media suggests that ethical and sustainable issues have become a key consideration for consumers.

Regenerative tourism will be at the forefront of the recovery effort

COVID-19 has and continues to put many strains on the tourism sector, which came to a near standstill in 2020. As professionals and international associations are preparing themselves to restart and recover, they have a exceptional opportunity to rethink the role of tourism and rebuild a better, healthier and more resilient industry.

Driving Resiliency and Sustainability in Hospitality: Five Priorities for 2021

The temptation to type the word People 5 times was too great. But I think People X 5 is still not good enough. So I shall say People in the power of 5! Prior to COVID-19, we were talking about the great need for more hospitality people and how we entice more young people and talent in the industry.

Why The Tourism Industry Needs Sustainability Champions

In the absence of leading role players in sustainability, the tourism landscape currently benefits from an eco-system of academics, startups, entrepreneurial businesses, NGOs and the public sector

The Future Of Innovation In Hospitality: Current Best Practices, Key Success Factors And Main Challenges

Just before the majority of countries around the world went into lockdown, we (Pr. Martin-Rios from EHL and Pr. Chan from NY Institute of Technology) completed a report on the future of innovation for hospitality.
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