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Dr Carlos Martin-Rios

Carlos Martin-Rios , PhD


PhD in Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University New Jersey


Associate Professor

Teaching Location(s)

EHL Campus Lausanne
EHL Campus (Singapore)

Employment Type


Courses and Modules Taught

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

Teaching Subject(s)

Corporate Social Responsability & Sustainable Innovations
Organizational Capital & Leadership

Area(s) of Expertise

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

Short Bio

Carlos Martin-Rios (PhD, Rutgers University) is Associate Professor at the EHL (EHL, 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).

Dr Martin-Rios is the author or co-author of over 40 refereed journal publications, over 15 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, having served as an advisor in launching innovation and talent management programs and two consulting companies.

Funded Research Projects

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)