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Dr Carlos Martin-Rios

Carlos Martin-Rios , PhD


PhD in Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University New Jersey


EHL Campus Lausanne
EHL Campus (Singapore)


Associate Professor

Unterrichtetes Modul

• Advanced Electives
• Applied Hospitality Management
• Diploma Work - Student Business Project
• Industrial Attachment (6 Months)
• Integrated Hospitality Management


Corporate Social Responsability & Sustainable Innovations
Organizational Capital & Leadership


Innovation management
Inter-firm knowledge networks
Non-technological innovation
Service innovation


Carlos Martin-Rios (Promotion an der Rutgers University) ist außerordentlicher Professor an der EHL (EHL, Schweiz). Dr. Martin-Rios hält Master-Abschlüsse in Management, Strategic Human Resource Management und Statistik sowie einen Doktortitel in Management und Arbeitsbeziehungen von der Rutgers University (USA).

Vor seiner Tätigkeit an der EHL war er an der Rutgers University, der Universität Carlos III von Madrid (Spanien), der University of Maine (USA) und als akademischer Gast an der Universidad de Antioquia (Kolumbien) im Einsatz.

Dr. Martin-Rios ist Autor oder Co-Autor von über 40 renommierten Zeitschriftenpublikationen, über 15 Artikeln in Fachzeitschriften, 60 Konferenzbeiträgen, 3 Buchkapitel-Publikationen und wurde zu über 20 Vorträgen, Vorlesungen und Konferenzleitungen eingeladen. Er hat in den Vereinigten Staaten, Lateinamerika und Europa gelebt und gearbeitet und war sowohl in institutionellen als auch in privaten unternehmerischen Aktivitäten tätig. Als Berater war er an der Einführung von Innovations- und Talentmanagementprogrammen sowie an der Gründung zweier Beratungsunternehmen beteiligt.

Veröffentlichungen in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Martin-Rios, C., Erhardt, N., & Manev, I. (Forthcoming). Interfirm collaboration for knowledge resources interaction among small innovative firms. Journal of Business Research. Retrieved from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2022.08.024

Erhardt, N., Martin-Rios, C., Bolton, J., & Luth, M. (2022). Doing Well by Creating Economic Value through Social Values among Craft Beer Breweries: A Case Study in Responsible Innovation and Growth. Sustainability, 14(5), 2826. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14052826
Martin-Rios, C., Arboleya, J. C., Bolton, J., & Erhardt, N. (2022) Sustainable Food Waste Management. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 126. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2022.885250
Martin-Rios, C., Demen Meier, C., & Pasamar, S. (Forthcoming). Sustainable waste management solutions for the foodservice industry: A Delphi study. Waste Management & Research: The Journal for a sustainable circular economy.

Martin-Rios, C., Hofmann, A., & Mackenzie, N. (2021). Sustainability-Oriented Innovations in Food Waste Management Technology. Sustainability, 13(1), 210. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13010210

Gössling, S., Fernandez, S., Martin-Rios, C., Reyes, S. P., Fointiat, V., Isaac, R. K., & Lunde, M. (2021). Restaurant tipping in Europe: a comparative assessment. Current Issues in Tourism. https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2020.1749244

Martin-Rios, C., Zizka, L., Varga, P. & Pasamar, S. (2020). KITRO: technology solutions to reduce food waste in Asia-Pacific hospitality and restaurants, Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, DOI: 10.1080/10941665.2020.1773513

Raub, S., & Martin-Rios, C. (2019). “Think sustainable, act local” – a stakeholder-filter-model for translating SDGs into sustainability initiatives with local impact. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 31(6), 2428-2447. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-06-2018-0453

Martin-Rios, C., & Ciobanu, T. (2019). Hospitality innovation strategies: An analysis of success factors and challenges. Tourism Management, 70, 218-229. doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2018.08.018

Colakoglu S., Erhardt, N., Pougnet, S., & Martin-Rios, C. (2019). Reviewing Creativity and Innovation Research through the Strategic HRM Lens. Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management, 37, 227-271. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0742-730120190000037007

Erhardt, N., Martin-Rios, C., & Chan, E. (2019). Value co-creation in sport entertainment between internal and external stakeholders. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 31(11), 4192-4210. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-03-2018-0244

Gössling, S., Zeiss, H., Hall, C.M., Martin-Rios, C., Ram, Y., & Grøtte, I.P. (2019). A cross-country comparison of accommodation manager perspectives on online review manipulation. Current Issues in Tourism, 22(14), 1744-1763. https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2018.1455171

Martin-Rios, C., Parga-Dans, E., & Pasamar, S. (2019). Innovation strategies and complementarity between innovation activities: the case of commercial archaeological firms. Service Business, 13(4), 695-713. doi.org/10.1007/s11628-019-00401-9

Martin-Rios, C., Demen-Meier, C., Gössling, S., & Cornuz, C. (2018). Waste management innovation in the food service industry. Waste Management, 79, 196-206. doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2018.07.033

Martin-Rios, C., & Pasamar, S. (2018). Service innovation in times of economic crisis: The strategic adaptation activities of the top EU service firms. R&D Management, 48(2), 195-209. doi:10.1111/radm.12276

Martin?Rios C. (2018). Organizational control rationales in knowledge?intensive organizations: An integrative review of emerging trends. Journal of Public Affairs, 18(1), 1-11. doi.org/10.1002/pa.1695

Septiem, M., & Martin-Rios, C. (2017). Innovative human resource management: The salience of inter-firm knowledge networks. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 12(3), 96-107.

Martin-Rios, C., & Erhardt, N. (2017). Small business activity and knowledge exchange in informal interfirm networks. International Small Business Journal, 35(3), 285-305. doi:10.1177/0266242616667540

Martin-Rios, C., Pougnet, S., & Nogareda, A.M. (2017). Teaching HRM in contemporary hospitality management: A case study drawing on HR analytics and big data analysis. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, 1, 34-54. doi:10.1080/15313220.2016.1276874

Erhardt, N., Martin-Rios, C., & Heckscher, C. (2016). Am I doing the right thing? Rituals as institutional learning mechanisms for organizational culture in restaurants. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 59, 31-41. doi:10.1016/j.ijhm.2016.08.006

Martin-Rios, C., & Erhardt, N. (2016). Knowledge Management Systems in Sports: The Role of Organizational Structure, Tacit and Explicit Knowledge. Journal of Information and Knowledge Management, 15(2). https://doi.org/10.1142/S0219649216500234

Rubinstein, S., Martin-Rios, C., Erhardt, N., Hoffer-Gittell, J., & George V.P. (2016). Organizational responses to uncertainty in the airline industry: Changes in patterns of communication networks. Journal of Air Transport Management, 57, 217-227. doi:10.1016/j.jairtraman.2016.07.021

Martin-Rios, C. (2016). Sensemaking of organizational innovation and change in public research organizations. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 24(3), 516-531. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOA-07-2014-0784

Martin-Rios, C., Erhardt, N., Gibbs, J., & Sherblom, J.C. (2016). Exploring Affordances of Email for Team Learning Over Time, Small Group Research, 47(3), 243-278. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1046496416635823

Martin-Rios, C. (2016). Innovative management control systems in knowledge work: A middle manager perspective. Journal of Management Control, 27(2), 181-204. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00187-015-0228-8

Martin-Rios, C., & Parga, E. (2016). Service response to economic decline: Management innovation as enabler of organizational renewal. Journal of Business Research, 69(8), 2890-2900. doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2015.12.058

Erhardt, N., Gibbs, J., Martin-Rios, C., & Sherblom, J.C. (2016). Rhythms of team learning: Exploring dimensions of team learning through email use over time. Small Group Research, 47(3), 1-36. doi:10.1177/1046496416635823

Martin-Rios, C., & Parga, E. (2016). The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese: Non-technological innovation in creative industries. Creativity and Innovation Management, 25(1), 6-17. doi: 10.1111/caim.12131

Martin-Rios, C. (2014). Why do firms seek to share human resource management knowledge? The importance of inter-firm networks, Journal of Business Research, 67, 190-199. doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2012.10.004

Heckscher, C. & Martin-Rios, C. (2013). Looking back, moving forward: Toward collaborative universities. Journal of Management Inquiry, 22(1), 136-139. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1056492612463652

Geförderte Forschungsprojekte

Martin-Rios, C. & Masset, P. Project: VirtualSomm - A sommelier in your pocket and the true cost of wine, Date: 01.06.2022 to 31.11.2023, External fundraising: Innosuisse
Martin-Rios, C. Project: Addressing the challenge of food waste reduction in the post-pandemic scenario: A study in hospitality education, Date: 01.06.2021 to 30.11.2021, External fundraising: HES-SO.
Martin-Rios, C., Project: Current Innovation Trends in Sales, Marketing & Revenue Management of branded hotels in the United States (HSMAI), Date: 01.09.2019 to 31.01.2020, Private Funding.
Martin-Rios, C., Project: Toward successful implementation of novel forms of innovation in the hospitality industry, Date: 01.01.2016 to 31.03.2017, External Fundraising: HES-SO.


Finalist EHL Best Researcher Award (2016, 2017) Teaching Award, Innovation in Teaching Methods, University Carlos III Madrid, Spain (2011, 2010 & 2008) Harvard University Travel Grant by Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University (2009) Dissertation Award Finalist: Industry Study Best Dissertation Award, Sloan Businees School, MIT (USA) (2008) PhD Best Research Award, Rutgers University Research Counci (2003)