Assistant Professor of Innovation and Human Resources at EHL
Carlos Martin-Rios is Assistant Professor of Talent Management Systems and Organizational Innovation at the École hôtelière de Lausanne and is the Founding Director of the Center for Management Innovation, a research center that purports to study organizational innovation as a bottom up approach to innovation strategy formulation in knowledge-intensive service firms in general and international hospitality firms in particular.
Carlos Martin-Rios was educated at the universities Complutense of Madrid (Spain) and Rutgers of New Jersey (USA), from where he received his PhD in 2006. Before coming to EHL, he was professor at University Carlos III of Madrid (Spain) where he taught from 2006 to 2012 and Visiting Full Professor at the Maine Business School, University of Maine (USA) and academic visitor at the Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin (Colombia). Pr. Martin-Rios has worked and lived in the United States, Latin America, and Europe and has been active in both institutional and private entrepreneurial activities, having served as an advisor in launching talent management programs and two consulting companies.Carlos Martin-Rios performs research that aims to understand and predict the factors that determine non-technological innovation (e.g., business model innovation, organizational innovation, and management innovation), inter-firm collaborations and knowledge exchanges, and innovative talent management in knowledge-intensive service firms at large and, in particular, hospitality firms.