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Dr. Carlos Martin-Rios

LHRC fellow

Assistant Professor - Human Resources

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Nationality: Spanish

Teaching program(s):
Bachelor

Academic level

(2006) M.Phil. Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management. Rutgers University, School of Management and Labor Relations, New Jersey (USA)

Selected publications

Main publications

Experience

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.


Activity

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.

Other qualifications

  • (1995) B.A. Industrial & Economic Sociology. University Complutense of Madrid, (Spain)
  • (1998) M.A. Quantitative and Qualitative Social Research Methodology. Center for Social Research (CIS), Madrid (Spain)
  • (2000) M.S. Strategic Human Resource Management. School of Industrial Organizations (EOI), Madrid (Spain)
  • (2003) M.Phil. Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management. Rutgers University, School of Management and Labor Relations, New Jersey (USA)

Research areas

  • Non-technological Innovation
  • Inter-firm Knowledge Networks
  • Knowledge-Intensive Service Firms
  • International Hospitality Industry
  • Organizational Control Systems

Research awards

  • (2002) Sponsorship of Master Thesis Research. The Center For Human Resource Strategy, Rutgers University
  • (2002) Master’s Thesis Research Grant. School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University
  • (2003) Research Award. Rutgers University Research Council
  • (2004) Guest Speaker at Queen's Knowledge Doctoral Summit. Queen University, Kingston (Canada)
  • (2004) Dissertation Research Award. Center for Workplace Transformation, Rutgers University
  • (2008) Industry Study Dissertation Finalist, Sloan Foundation-MIT
  • (2008) Teaching Award, Innovation in Teaching Methods. University Carlos III Madrid (Spain)
  • (2009) Harvard University Award to attend the Summer Course on Management Research. Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University
  • (2010) Teaching Award, Innovation in Teaching Methods. University Carlos III Madrid (Spain)
  • (2011) Teaching Award, Innovation in Teaching Methods. University Carlos III Madrid (Spain)
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